I wish some produce are available year round.
Blood oranges are one of those stunning fruits with such a vibrant red flesh and more intensely flavored than a regular orange.
Originating in Mexico, margarita is a popular cocktail made with tequila, triple sec and lime or lemon juice. Here is a variation on this classic drink with blood oranges and meyer lemons which makes one yummy drink!
3/4 cup freshly squeezed blood orange juice
1/4 cup freshly squeezed meyer lemon juice
1/4 cup jalapeno simple syrup
3/4 cup silver Tequila
1/2 cup triple sec
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker along with crushed ice. Shake well and pour into 2 margarita glasses.
Makes 2 drinks
Jalapeno simple syrup
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1 jalapeno pepper , split in half lengthwise
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan, bring to a boil in low-medium heat (stir to dissolve sugar). Take off heat and cool completely. Can be made ahead and stored in refrigerator for 1-2 days.