Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say Tequila?

'Vodka' Margarita

“Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say Tequila?” … the Vodka Lover’s Margarita!

Jennifer Whitehair, Content Director at Vegas.com, has invited me, along with other folks from the on-line food community to a digital mix off.

As a result of my Toasted Marshmallow Martini, I’ve been asked to share a homemade specialty beverage as part of the well-known food festival in Las Vegas called Vegas Uncork’d… perhaps you’ve heard of it.

Inspired by the “Mix Master” event at the Aria Resort & Casino where Master bartender and mixologist Craig Schoettler will be sharing his signature cocktails, food bloggers will share their signature recipes through social media using the hashtag #MixItUp2014.

 

'Vodka' Margarita

'Vodka' Margarita

 

A little back story on my drink…

This recipe was born out of  a little frustration and a lot of determination. With Monday being Cinco De Mayo, and Dom and Chels making all sorts of fun plans for the delicious Margaritas they’d be drinking, I knew the only way I’d be part of this good time was to come up with a drink that suited me as well. Since I don’t like tequila, it was time to get creative. I used the idea of a Margarita but replaced the tequila with vodka, then added some delicious citrus notes. And “Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say Tequila” was born.

 

'Vodka' Margarita

'Vodka' Margarita

 

If you’re anything like I am, and feel a little left out on Cinco De Mayo ;) … do what I did… make the swap…

Lime and vodka can be beautiful friends. Give it a shot…

You’ll be glad you did!

 

'Vodka' Margarita

 

Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say Tequila?
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Recipe type: Drinks
 

Ingredients
  • Ice Cubes
  • 3 ounces vodka
  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 ounce Simple Syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. orange liqueur
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • lime-salt-sugar mixture
  • Slice of lime
  • Slice of orange

Instructions
  1. Prepare Simple Syrup: Combine 1 cup sugar with 1 cup water in a small pan over medium heat. Stir until sugar melts. Remove from heat, let cool.
  2. Prepare lime-salt-sugar: Combine the zest of one lime, 2 Tbsp. kosher salt and 2 Tbsp. sugar.
  3. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  4. Add vodka, orange juice, Simple Syrup and orange liqueur.
  5. Cover and shake until mixed and chilled, about 30 seconds.
  6. Place lime-salt-sugar on a plate.
  7. Press rim of a martini glass in mixture to rim the edge.
  8. Strain cocktail into the glass.
  9. Garnish with sliced lime and orange.

 

Salud!

 

'Vodka' Margarita

 

 

Comments

  1. Yummmm! I’ll be giving this cocktail a go for sure!

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