Get Chilled to the Bone with Blood Orange Morgue-aritas!

Sinfully delicious and blood-red, these Blood Orange Morgue-aritas are pumped full of bold fresh citrus flavor...and of course, tequila!

Get Chilled to the Bone with Blood Orange Morgue-aritas!
Blood Orange Morgue-aritas & Jelly Shots
Featured in issue #183 of Rue Morgue

This Halloween, stay as cool as a corpse under that costume by sipping on these Blood Orange Morgue-aritas!

Sinfully delicious and blood-red, these Blood Orange Morgue-aritas are pumped full of flavor: bold citrus essence from the blood oranges, the right amount of tartness from the limes, a hint of sweetness from the simple syrup, and of course…tequila!

I used one of my favorite new tequilas, Sangre de Vida El Corazón – not only does it come packaged in a very-appropriate, super-awesome anatomical heart decanter, but it is seriously tasty. When combined with the other ingredients, it makes for a cocktail after my own heart!

I’ve included three different ways to enjoy this Blood Orange Morgue-arita recipe at your Halloween party – by the pitcher, in single-drink form, and a fun jelly shot twist!

These Blood Orange Morgue-arita Jelly Shots are not the JELL-O shots you enjoyed during your college days. Made with freshly-squeezed citrus juices, unflavored gelatin, and Sangre de Vida El Corazón tequila, these bite-sized jelly shots are bursting with natural flavor! And as an added bonus, since these are shaped using a candy mold, no paper or plastic cups are necessary for serving.

Sangre de Vida Tequila is also an official sponsor of The Homicidal Homemaker®, so please be sure to go give them a follow on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

See this recipe in issue #183 (July/August 2018) of Rue Morgue Magazine!

Blood Orange Morgue-aritas (Margaritas)

Halloween Blood Orange Margaritas

    What You Need

    For a Single Drink

    • 2 oz tequila (I used Sangre de Vida El Corazón)
    • 2 oz fresh-squeezed blood orange juice
    • 1 oz fresh-squeezed lime juice
    • 1 oz orange liqueur
    • ¾ oz simple syrup*

    By the Pitcher

    • 2 Cups tequila
    • 2 Cups fresh-squeezed blood orange juice
    • 1 Cup fresh-squeezed lime juice
    • 1 Cup orange liqueur
    • ¾ Cup simple syrup*

    Other Ingredients

    • crushed ice
    • Kosher salt, for rimming the glass
    • fresh lime wedges & orange blood slices

    Method

    For a Single Drink

    1

    In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine tequila, citrus juices, orange liqueur and simple syrup.

    Strain over crushed ice into a cocktail glass with a salted rim, and garnish with fresh lime wedges or blood orange slices.

    By the Pitcher

    2

    In a large pitcher, mix together the the tequila, citrus juices, orange liqueur and simple syrup. Allow to chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour before serving.

    To serve, pour over crushed ice in a cocktail glass with a salted rim.

    *Simple syrup is made by combining equal parts water and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature before using. Syrup will keep for about 4 weeks, refrigerated.

    Blood Orange Morgue-arita Jelly Shots

    Halloween Blood Orange Margarita Jelly Shots

      What You Need

      Ingredients

      • 3/4 Cup tequila (I used Sangre de Vida El Corazón)
      • 1/2 Cup fresh-squeezed blood orange juice
      • 1/2 Cup simple syrup*
      • 1/4 Cup orange liqueur
      • 1/8 Cup fresh-squeezed lime juice
      • 2 packages of unflavored gelatin
      • A few dashes blood orange bitters, to taste

      Other Supplies

      • Heart-shaped candy mold
      • Saucepan
      • Whisk

      Method

      What To Do

      1

      In a saucepan, combine the citrus juices and simple syrup. Sprinkle the gelatin over top of the mixture and allow it to “bloom” for about two minutes; then turn the heat to low. Stir for about two minutes, until the gelatin has completely dissolved. Remove from heat and add in the tequila, orange liqueur, and a few dashes of blood orange bitters. Pour the mixture into your candy mold, and refrigerate for two hours, or until set.

      *Simple syrup is made by combining equal parts water and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature before using. Syrup will keep for about 4 weeks, refrigerated.
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