So, it's been in the 70s-80s this Jan/Feb more than it has been in the sub 50 degree temperatures. Global warming be damned, I am all for this kind of al fresco weather. Sun dresses and flip flops in winter, without the plane ticket to Hawaii....awesome!
I saw this recipe on a tequila company's website, the tequila is called dulce vida, it's clame to fame is 100 proof, 100% organic. I did not buy the tequila, but used my own, slumming, 80 proof non organic tequila. It is organic by chemical standards, if not by USDA standards ;)
Anyways, it calls for some blood orange soda, which I happened to have in my booze fridge, just waiting for a recipe to use it in. I am somewhat obsessed with blood oranges. I love the taste, the color, the name. Obsessed. I stalk the citrus section of Central Market for Meyer Lemons and Blood Oranges, and when I see them I pounce, buying pounds to just have in my house. Once I saw the blood orange Pellegrino soda, I had to buy a flat just to have it in case I needed it. Tonight, I needed it!
I made this drink a little different than the original recipe (called the Orange Blood).
1 oz serrano infused silver tequila (I like spice)
1/2 oz silver Don Julio tequila
1/4 oz simple syrup
1/2 oz Meyer lemon juice (recipe calls for lime)
4 oz San Pellegrino blood orange soda
stir first 4 ingredients, then add ice. Top with soda, stir, enjoy!
This is delicious!