Kicked-up Blood Orange Mezcalita
- New Mexican chili powder
- Kosher or coarse salt
- 1 -ounce freshly squeezed lime juice, plus a wedge for rimming glasses
- Ice cubes
- 2 ounces fresh blood orange puree (sold refrigerated or frozen in containers)
- 2 ounces mezcal
- 1 -ounce orange liqueur (recommended: Grand Marnier)
- 1 -ounce simple syrup, recipe follows
- Simple Syrup:
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
Place equal parts chili powder and salt on a plate and mix to evenly combine. Rub a lime wedge around the edge of 2 margarita or martini glasses and then dip the glasses in the chili powder mixture to thinly coat the rim.Simple Syrup:
Bring sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan and cook until sugar is dissolved. Let cool completely and then refrigerate until ready to use. Syrup will keep for up to 1 week stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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