Blood Orange Beer-ita – refreshing on a hot summer night & this Blood Orange Beer-ita is refined sugar free so it won’t give you a headache!
One of my besties, Julia, is getting married in September. Her bachelorette is next weekend in Palm Springs with a fiesta/Mexican theme! It only seemed appropriate for me to make a drink in her honor that fits with the theme! [Duh, what kind of friend would I be as a food blogger if I didn’t? My slogan IS ‘mostly paleo with a side of cocktails’] Enter, the blood orange beer-ita.
I looked up the weather for next weekend in Palm Springs and the coolest day is going to be 93. I am SO unprepared for that type of heat. It was 70 here in Reno yesterday and I was HOT. But the good news is that cold beer on a hot day is always a win so I knew beer needed to be a star in this drink. And who doesn’t love tequila? Okay, don’t answer that.
Julia is visiting me this weekend (see bonus photo of her enjoying her drink below) and so while the boys rode bikes I made a few versions of this drink and had her taste test. The real issue is that I feel guilty throwing away ‘rejects’ so we got some camping chairs out and did what anyone would do – sat on the front lawn and drank all the beer-ita’s – Cheers!
Blood Orange Beer-ita: refreshing & delicious! Refined sugar free = no morning headache. Also that color is priceless!
- 1/2 cup blood orange juice [about 4 blood oranges]
- 1/2 cup agave tequila
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 5-6 dashes aromatic bitters
- 2 tbsp Grand Marnier
- 1 light beer [I used Modelo]
- blood orange, sliced [optional topping]
Add blood orange juice, tequila lemon juice, bitters and Grand Marnier into an ice-filled shaker and shake well
Strain into two cups filled with ice & a salted rim. Top with beer and blood orange garnish. Serve immediately & enjoy!