Blood Orange and Habanero Margarita

by James Stevenson

This Margarita was created for Cinco de Mayo but can be enjoyed year-round and combines two unique flavors that balance each other out because the blood orange is sweet and the habanero hot sauce adds a slight spice. It doesn’t hurt that I used the amazing handcrafted Blue Nectar Tequila to round out this Margarita. Blue Nectar Tequila is made in small batches and is a perfect addition for your next party. I love the versatility of this tequila because it can be sipping tequila or a perfect addition to a fresh Margarita. My ideal Mexican themed party would be to make a big batch of this Margarita then have a tequila tasting with the three tequilas that Blue Nectar offers including the silver, the reposado extra blend, and the reposado special craft.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Blue Nectar Silver Tequila
  • 1/2 ounce blood orange juice
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce agave nectar
  • 4-8 dashes of habanero hot sauce (depending on how much heat you like)
  • Salt for rim

Garnish: Blood orange slices

Instructions:

  • In a cocktail shaker combine Blue Nectar Silver Tequila, blood orange juice, lime juice, agave, habanero hot sauce and ice
  • Rim the serving glass with salt
  • Shake the mixture for 20 seconds and pour mixture into a serving glass

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