Friday Cocktail Hour-Sunset Margarita

Who’s ready for a little Sunset cocktail this week?

It’s Friday.

Are you ready for a drink?

I know I am.

This is a gorgeous cocktail to be made in a large pitcher that when poured properly, creates a sunset like appearance. Start with lots of ice, fresh lime juice, add in a simple syrup, top with tequila, grand marnier and Creme de Cocoa. Then pour over the entire pitcher a generous amount of freshly squeezed blood orange juice. Rim your glass with a squeeze of more lime juice, and a salt & sugar blend flecked with bits of citrus zest. Cheers!

Tart and sweet- limes and blood orange juice- a knockout combination
Citrus Carnage

Sunset Margaritas

  • 8 oz Blanco Tequila- I use Silver Patron

  • 2 oz Orange liqueur

  • 2 oz Creme de Cocoa

  • 1 cup fresh lime juice

  • 1 cup fresh blood orange juice

  • 1/4 cup simple syrup*

  • zest of 1 lime

  • zest of 1 blood orange

  • 1/4 cup margarita salt

  • 1/4 cup superfine sugar

  • lime wedges

  • ice

Zest first- juice later- lots and lots of juice.
Mix the citrus zest in a salt & sugar combination

Method- Makes 4-6 cocktails

  • In a large pitcher filled with ice, add in the following order:
    lime juice
    tequila
    orange liqueur
    creme de cocoa
    simple syrup*
  • Slowly pour in the blood orange juice on top to create a “sunset” effect. After you snap a photo for your instagram, stir well.
  • In a shallow dish combine salt, sugar, and zest. Run a lime wedge around each glass, dip glass in the sugar- salt mixture and gently fill with ice and margarita mix.
    Serve cold.
  • * Simple Syrup – Combine in a small saucepan 1 cup of water & 1 cup sugar. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 3 minutes until sugar dissolves. Let cool completely. Pour into a glass jar. Chill in fridge until needed. Can keep in the fridge for up to 1 month. You can infuse with mint, vanilla bean, dried hibiscus flowers, lemon or limes etc.

Triple threat
Action shot of Grand Marinier
Darling Juliska glasses are perfect for this pour.
Sunset in a pitcher- Hang in there. It’s almost Five O’clock.

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