After making the blood orange sangria, I still had a few blood oranges on the counter. Rather than let the kids eat them, I decided to make another cocktail recipe. I know, I’m such a nice mom. Anyway, I’m so glad I made this decision because this blood orange tequila cocktail is pretty freaking awesome. I would write that in all caps but I don’t want you to think I’m yelling at you.
This blood orange tequila cocktail started out with two ingredients: fresh squeezed blood orange juice and Maestro Dobel reposado tequila. I wrote a full review of this tequila before so I’ll just give you some highlights here… It’s double distilled, matured in Hungarian white oak barrels and then filtered to be crystal clear. The aroma is fruity with agave and on the palate it tastes of honey, agave, melon, butterscotch and it finishes a little smokey. It’s smooth and just all around wonderful for a premium tequila – the perfect match for blood oranges.
For my last ingredient in the drink I settled on my newly purchased bottle of Bénédictine herbal liqueur. It had been on my list of spirits to get for quite some time and after I finally bought a bottle, I was a very happy camper. This liqueur is made from a recipe dating back to 1510 and is a mixture 27 different herbs and spices. It’s a unique blend of flavors with everything from spices to citrus along with honey. It adds a nice touch to many cocktails including this one. If you don’t already have a bottle of it at home, I suggest you pick one up.
I hope you enjoy this blood orange tequila cocktail as much as I did. And if you live in a state where it doesn’t freeze in the winter, please plant a blood orange tree so you can bottle the juice and send it to me all year long. I’ll reward you with cocktails. Thanks.
- 2 ounces Maestro Dobel reposado tequila
- 1 ounce fresh squeezed blood orange juice
- ¼ ounce Bénédictine
- Slice of blood orange for garnish
- Add all ingredients except for garnish to a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with the slice of blood orange.
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