Sometimes you have a really shitty day at work. And after that all the good, responsible, adult things you are supposed to do after work like your laundry or work out pretty much go out the window in favor of a really good cocktail and some trashy, mindless TV. This is that cocktail and, while I am certainly not an advocate of drinking away your problems, this cocktail sincerely made my life considerably better, at least for the night. Even if you aren’t having a crappy day you should still make this cocktail. I feel like when you see a drink this color you immediately assume that it is sweet and “girly” but this drink is so bright and fresh and refreshing. It is the perfect way to end a hard day or start off an awesome night.
Makes 2 drinks
- 3 ounces fresh squeezed blood orange juice
- 3 ounces silver tequila
- 1 ounce Cointreau
- 1 ounce lime juice
- 1 teaspoon lime zest
- Salt for the rim
Mix together the lime zest and the salt and spread out on a small plate.
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice combine the blood orange juice, the tequila, the Cointreau and the lime juice. Shake to combine.
Rim 2 tall glasses with a lime wedge and drip them in the lime salt mixture. Then fill with ice and strain the contents of the shaker into the glasses. Enjoy!