Made with fresh fruit juice, tequila, and club soda, this Italian Margarita recipe is perfect for when you're craving a sweeter and fizzier pick me up. Garnish with more fresh fruit and rosemary to make it complete!
Author: Courtney Paige
salt or sugar, for garnish
1oztriple sec, or orange liquor
¼blood orange, or grapefruit
1sprigrosemary, for garnish
1slicedried orange, optional for garnish
Slice a lime wedge and use it to rim your cocktail glass. Then, dip rim in salt or sugar.
In a cocktail shaker, shake together tequila, aperol, triple sec, and the juice of ½ a lime.
Fill your glass with ice. Pour in alcohol.
Using a handheld juicer, extract juice out of ¼ of a fresh blood orange. Then, add to glass. Note: You may need to cut the orange into smaller pieces to fit it into the juicer.
Fill remainder of the cocktail glass with club soda.
Stir gently. Top off with an extra squirt of lime if desired and garnish with rosemary and an orange slice.
Serve immediately! (And leave all the ingredients out because you will be making another!)
You can make or store this cocktail in a pitcher and keep in the fridge for up to 1 week.If you don't love tequila, you could substitute vodka, gin, or even rum in this recipe instead.I like to use plain club soda because the liquor gives so much flavor. However, if you wanted to use flavored, I’d recommend the AHA Orange + Grapefruit sparkling water.