thirsty thursday blood orange & pineapple margaritas

Aren’t blood oranges stunning? Their deep, jewel-like tones are just begging to be made into a cocktail. At least in my world they are. At the Walker-Imrie home we usually make our margs with fresh lime and pineapple juice, quite a magnificent potion, as many a friend of ours will attest to. This weekend however a celebration was to be had with my youngest stepson coming home after serving in the armed forces in this fine country. A friend of mine gave me the idea to use blood oranges after she made something similar for cocktail hour at her house. I was glad she did because I thoroughly enjoyed it them. And such a pretty drink…with its salt-encrusted rim it looked like a diamond & ruby pool.

blood orange and pineapple margaritas

blood orange and pineapple margaritas

blood orange margaritas

  • 1 cup tequila
  • 1 cup triple sec
  • 1 1/4 cups pineapple juice
  • 1 cup blood orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • slices of blood orange to serve
  1.  Mix all ingredients together. Pour into salted glasses over ice. Add a few slices blood orange. Makes 4 1/2 cups.
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