Hearts on Fire {a Blood Orange Tequila Cocktail for Valentine’s Day}

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.

tequila cocktail with blood orange

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.

tequila blood orange cocktail

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.

dobel tequila cocktail

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.

blood orange tequila cocktail

Hearts on Fire {a Blood Orange Tequila Cocktail}
 
Blood oranges are the perfect match for Dobel reposado tequila in this sweet, smokey and herbal cocktail recipe.
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 2 ounces Maestro Dobel reposado tequila
  • 1 ounce fresh squeezed blood orange juice
  • ¼ ounce Bénédictine
  • Slice of blood orange for garnish
Directions
  1. Add all ingredients except for garnish to a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with the slice of blood orange.

 

In case you need a few more blood orange cocktail recipes, check out the blood orange margaritas, blood orange whiskey punch and blood orange ginger cocktail.

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Jessica Torres is the chief cocktail creator here at One Martini. Outside of the internet, she tends bar at DEATH & TAXES and midtown eats in Reno, Nevada. When not working, Jessica can be found improving her food and drink photography, spending time with her family or attempting to nap. Subscribe to our newsletter to get all of the latest cocktail creations delivered directly to your inbox.

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