I’ve gotten many requests to share the coveted recipe for Blood Orange Cosmos. My dear friend Bart Miller graciously said that I could share it with you! I warn you though, do not drink and drive after indulging in this delicious concoction…
Let me start off by saying that I had no idea what a blood orange was and had certainly never seen one before. The outside, though a bit rosier, looks just like any orange. But cut it open and that’s where the similarities end. My first batch had a mix of different colors…
Then my friends at Mate Gallery brought me these…
Here you go…
Bart’s Sensational Blood Orange Cosmos
- 2 cups vodka
- 1 cup orange liqueur (I use Cointreau)
- 1 ½ cups blood orange juice
- ½ cup lime juice
My friend Bart, simply combines all of the above ingredients, pours it into a plastic Tupperware type container, and then freezes the entire concoction into an icy delicious treat! When ready to serve, use a spoon to break up the ice a bit and pour into chilled martini glasses. This is perfect for a warm evening just go slow!
Still, I had tons of delicious blood oranges left! Since I was having friends over for taco Tuesday, I decided to try something with tequila. The following recipe I found in Food & Wine magazine. Chef Dean Fearing created this drink which is a best seller at his wife Lynae’s popular Dallas restaurant Shinsei. “The sweet-tart blood orange flavor intensifies the margarita-ness of it. ”
Blood Orange Margaritas
- 1 quart fresh blood orange juice
- 1 ½ cups fresh lime juice
- 1 ½ cups Cointreau
- 3 ½ cups silver tequila
- Kosher salt
- In a large pitcher, mix the blood orange juice with the lime juice, Cointreau and silver tequila. Refrigerate until chilled, at least 30 minutes.
- Spread a small mound of salt on a small plate. Moisten the outer rim of 12 martini glasses with the orange wedge, then dip the rims into the salt to lightly coat.
- Add ice to the pitcher and stir well, then strain into the prepared glasses. Garnish each margarita with a blood orange slice and a sage sprig and serve. (I omitted this step but had some blood orange slices in the pitcher)
These were perfect for Taco Night at The Little Glass House! Enjoy!!