Blood oranges come into season just in time for the winter holidays, their crimson flesh producing a sweet juice with festive color. Paired with fresh lime for bright acidity and good-quality tequila, this drink is a great way to spin a new start on the holiday festivities.
1 1/2 cups fresh blood orange juice
1 cup white tequila
1/2 cup red vermouth
1/4 cup agave nectar
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
3/4 cup sparkling water
Garnish: blood orange wedges
How to Make It
Stir together first 5 ingredients in a pitcher. Chill until ready to serve.
Fill 6 highball glasses with ice. Pour about 1/2 cup blood orange mixture into each glass. Fill each glass with 2 Tbsp. sparkling water; stir. Garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.
2012 Christmas with Southern Living
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