by Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez / Saturday, May 5, 2012
Blood Orange Margarita
I know, I know. You're probably saying "but your husband is from Mexico..." (you're totally saying that, right?). True. But he is not from Puebla, and Cinco de Mayo is more of a regional celebration celebrating the Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.
That said, we do live in America and here we like to throw fiestas and consume many plates of Mexican food and many glasses and bottles of Mexican cocktails and beer on this day. Our town even has an annual event with traditional dance and music to accompany the food. It is really a celebration of Mexican heritage.
- ⅔ c. fresh lime juice
- ¼ c. superfine sugar
- ¾ c. water
- 1 c. silver tequila
- ½ c. Cointreau or Triple Sec
- 2 c. freshly squeezed blood orange juice (or store-bought, if you like)
- lime half
- coarse salt and/or superfine or coarse sugar
- ice cubes
IHCC theme: Cinco de Mayo
Michiana-based food, drink, and travel writer with a fondness for garlic, freshly baked bread, stinky cheese, single malt Scotch, and Mexican food—who believes that immersing herself in different cultures one bite at a time is the best path to enlightenment.