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Tweak your favorite cocktail by adding some fresh blood orange juice and Moscato di Asti, and whip up a batch of these Blood Orange Moscato Margaritas.
Happy National Margarita Day!
Alright. I can’t lie. Margarita Day is actually on Sunday.
But I don’t need a reason to drink one, so every day is margarita day to me.
Vacation is officially over today – it’s back to the daily work grind for me after two blissful weeks of travel and relaxation.
Yep. I’m probably gonna need one of these tangy, sweet, & ferociously fizzy Blood Orange Moscato Margaritas at five o’clock.
OK, so I know I said I don’t need a reason, but…that seems like a good enough one to celebrate the holiday early, right? Right.
Who comes up with these food holidays, anyway?
I mean, they’re a fun idea and all, but who had the job of deciding which day was which? Did they use a dartboard filled with food names? More importantly, how can I get that job?
One time, I lapsed in to the back of my crazy brain, and thought about going through a whole month of food holidays and creating recipes based around them. Once. And only a month.
Fellow food blogger (and Floridian!) Jennifer at The Foodie Patootie spent 2014 cooking and baking her way through every food holiday.
She’s That’s insane.
I was constantly impressed, seeing her new posts grace my computer screen every day. She actually did it, and never missed a day. The best part was that, in spite of her busy kitchen schedule, every recipe looked and sounded amazing.
(I can’t wait to pick her brain about it next week at Food Blog Forum!)
Me? I check out The Nibble from time to time when I’m stuck on what to post, or need seasonal inspiration. Jennifer lived and breathed her kitchen for an entire year. Some real planning, thought, and a metric crapton of effort went in to her endeavor, and I don’t feel like she gets enough credit for her achievement.
What I wouldn’t do to have that kind of time.
…when’s my next vacation?
I still might do that month of food holidays. Watch out.
- 2 oz. tequila
- 3 oz. fresh-squeezed blood orange* juice (some pulp is OK, too!)
- 2 Tablespoons fresh-squeezed lime juice
- 1 dash Bitters
- Ice, cubed or crushed
- 3 oz. Moscato di Asti or other sparkling wine
- Lime wedge
- Rimming salt
- Combine tequila, blood orange and lime juice, and bitters into a mixing glass.
- Add a little ice and stir until well chilled.
- Rub the edge of a glass of your choice with a lime wedge, then dip in rimming salt.
- Strain margarita over more fresh ice into glass, and top off with Moscato/sparkling wine.
- Garnish with lime wedge and/or blood orange wheel (I ran out!)