Yay, Valentine’s Day is on a Saturday this year. I’m so excited because this year my hubby has arranged a babysitter and we are going to have a date night at a swanky sushi restaurant in Denver. But before we leave for the evening I plan to serve these cocktails with brunch – I’ll be spiking them with good-quality tequila for me and my valentine and making mocktails for the kiddos.
This recipe came from Breakfast for Dinner by the lovely bloggers over at Love & Olive Oil. There are so many delicious recipes I want to make in their book, but when I saw these citrus cocktails I knew I had to give them a try. It’s basically two cocktails in one, a frozen margarita and a tequila sunrise. Genius!
The first sip reminded me of an Orange Julius, but with a kick. The drink starts off a little bit tangy and salty but the more you drink the sweeter it gets with the addition of the grenadine at the bottom. Drizzle the grenadine around the edge of the top of the drink, and allow it to sink in the glass creating a beautiful sunset effect.
The original recipe calls for 6 ounces of tequila, but I actually only added 3 ounces. If you don’t have any kids and want to stay in bed all day then add the extra tequila. Kinda jealous of Lindsay and Taylor right about now.
Blend this bright and cheery cocktail and impress your sweetheart. This love potion will definitely start your day romantically. Sip, enjoy, and have a lovely Valentine’s Day.
Frozen Sunrise Margaritas
- course salt for rimming glass
- 1 lime wedge, for rimming glass
- 2 cups orange juice
- 3 to 6 ounces tequila
- 1 ounce orange liqueur
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 3 cups ice
- ¼ cup grenadine
- Spread a layer of salt in a shallow dish. Run the lime wedge around the rims of 4 highball glasses or 2 goblets to moisten; dip ribs in salt.
- Place orange juice, tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice in a blender. Add ice and pulse until smooth. Divide drinks evenly among glasses.
- Tilt glasses and drizzle 1 to 2 tablespoons grenadine down the side of each drink; grenadine will sink to the bottom and create a sunset effect. Garnish with orange slices and maraschino cherries and serve.