An Insanely Delicious Blood Orange Sparkling Margarita
A beautiful ruby colored sweet and citrusy blood orange cocktail that’s guaranteed to earn you some serious points with your guests!
FOR THE VANILLA SIMPLE SYRUP
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 vanilla bean , split in half
FOR THE COCKTAIL
- 6 blood oranges , juiced and juice frozen in ice cube trays. You will need at least 8 ice cubes.
- 4 oz vanilla simple syrup (or more to taste)
- 8 oz tequila 2 oz per cocktail
- 1 sprig of mint for each cocktail
- 16 oz sparking wine to the top of the glass 4 oz per cocktail
Juice and freeze your blood orange juice.
Make the simple syrup. Combine the sugar and water in a small pot and bring to a simmer. While its heating, scrape the insides of the vanilla bean to get all the good stuff out. Add it and the pods to the water and sugar mixture. Continue to simmer until the mixture starts to gets syrupy. It will coat the back of a spoon when its dipped in. Let the mixture cool completely.
MAKE THE COCKTAIL
Add the blood orange ice cubes to a blender along with the simple syrup. Blend it up well till its a slush. Taste it to see if you are happy with the sweetness. If you need to, add a little more syrup and mix.
In each cocktail glass, add the tequila and mint. Muddle the mint with the tequila to release the minty flavor. Add a good dollop of the blood orange slush to each glass. We liked about 1/4 cup of the slush in each glass. Top up each glass with the sparkling wine and serve!
Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 53mg | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 10.4mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1.5mg