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Blood oranges Mexicano
Boozy fruit salad with the flavors of a margarita and the beauty and seasonality of
blood oranges, perfect winter holiday fare when you are missing the warmth of the
summer sun

4 blood oranges
4 tablespoons superfine sugar
4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
3 ounces silver Tequila
1 1/2 ounces Cointreau, Grand Marnier or Triple sec

Peel the blood oranges and cut into rounds if membranes are tender, or section
and remove and discard membranes if they are tough

Sprinkle the blood orange pieces with the sugar and squeeze the lime juice over the
fruit and gently mix until all pieces are well coated

Macerate in the refrigerator 4 to 6 hours

Just before serving, add the liqueurs and stir together

Serve in martini or Margarita glasses