A beautiful and refreshing Blood Orange and Ginger Honey Margarita recipe that uses blood orange juice, tequila, lime, and a ginger-honey simple syrup.
1 cup water
1/2 cup honey
Fresh Ginger (approximately 2-inch, thinly sliced or chopped)
3 ounces honey-ginger simple syrup
3 ounces tequila
3 blood oranges (juiced)
1 lime (juiced)
Blood orange slices/wheels
Salt for rimming the glass
Extra lime wedge for rimming the glass
Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan and stir together until honey is dissolved into the water. Bring to simmer over medium heat. Simmer for about 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Allow syrup to cool until room temperature. Remove and strain out ginger pieces. Store syrup in the refrigerator in a mason jar with lid or another air-tight glass storage container.
In a cocktail shaker add one scoop of ice, simple syrup, tequila, blood orange juice and the lime juice and shake well to combine. Place salt on a shallow plate. Rub the top edge of a margarita glass with a lime wedge. Dip that edge of the glass into the salt. Fill glass with ice. Repeat with remaining glass. Pour and divide cocktail over the ice in the glasses and garnish with a blood orange slice.
-You will have leftover honey-ginger syrup to use for more cocktails
-This recipe is adapted from Shaun O’Neale’s Blood Orange, Honey & Ginger Margarita recipe
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