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I swear the only thing keeping me going right now is citrus. It snowed again  last night in NYC. On top of the current miserable frozen snow. I should really say ice, because that’s mostly what is covering the ground right now. I relish a sidewalk or intersection that isn’t covered in ice these days! It’s the small things…. clearly.

So while I wait for it all to melt, I’m piling my grocery cart high with oranges in all forms (Cara Caras are my fave), pineapple, and Meyer lemons. I have this Meyer Lemon Focaccia on my must make list. Isn’t it stunning? It’s kind of how I feel about these margaritas. That color! When I cut into the oranges I literally gasped. The pulp looks like jewels, don’t you think? The juice itself is a deep ruby red and then takes on a pink hue when mixed in the drink, perfect for a V-day celebration. Speaking of which, I totally got in the spirit this weekend with my first “nail art” experience. Twenty eight years old and hot pink hearts on my nails! #loveit

Here’s to a great week!
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Zesty Blood Orange Margaritas
Recipe for 1 drink

  • 1.5 oz tequila
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh blood orange juice
  • 1.5 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1- 1.5 tablespoons simple syrup (will depend on the sweetness of your oranges)
  • ice cubes
  • salt

Run a lime wedge around the rim of a tumbler or short glass. Cover a shallow plate with a thin layer of salt. Dip the glass in the salt, moving it around so it’s heavily coated. Carefully fill the glass with ice.  Mix liquid ingredients in a measuring cup or cocktail shaker and pour over ice. Serve immediately.

  1. La Torontoise

    Clara, love this fresh color! Thank you for the link to the focaccia!! I’m dreaming of a warm place…

  2. Just pinned most of your beautiful pics. You manage to get the feeling of cold and refreshment through the lighting – both at the same time.

    • Clara

      Wow, thank you Sally! That truly means so much to me.

    • Clara

      Cheers!

  3. This is definitely the prettiest margarita I’ve ever seen! I could use a citrus cocktail to take a little mental getaway!

    • Clara

      Aaw thank you, Amanda!

  4. From one 28-year-old with hearts on her nails this week to another, these look delish!
    This is also making me want to recreate a citrus and fennel salad I had once…

    • Clara

      So glad I’m not the only one with hearts on my nails!! And you read my mind, I’m all about a citrus and fennel salad.

  5. I love blood orange margaritas, and your photos are drop dead gorgeous. Can’t stop staring!! Well done Clara :)

    • Clara

      Wow, Todd! Thank you! Such a huge compliment from you.

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