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The Plastic Spoon: Blood Orange Margarita

Ya know that thing about people hating to finish a book because they have to deal with the ramifications of missing all of the people involved in the story? Let’s see…there’s a picture about that somewhere around here.Where….where….where…Nope…that’s a dog with its face pressed against glass. OH! Here it i……no. That’s a funny cartoon from Cyanide and Happiness. GOT IT! HERE IT IS! I get that way about books. There was a hole inside of me when Harry Potter ended. The same goes for The Hunger Games (But not Twilight. Never Twilight. [Ever]). I also get a little emotional about the television programs that I watch (or as I lovingly refer to them, “my tv stories”). When you watch a television show for, in the case of Dawson’s Creek, six years of your life,you feel an emptiness when it ends. Where will I go? What will I do? I don’t want to wait…for my life to be over! I want to know right now…..what will it be? WELL! That mourning process is about to begin again! Showtime’s original series Dexter premieres this Sunday for the final time. That’s right! After 8 blood-soaked and dismemberment-filled seasons, Dexter is coming to an end.And in honor of the final cut (as it were), I’ve decided to prepare a fitting cocktail to mark this event: A BLOOD ORANGE MARGARITA.

BLOOD ORANGE MARGARITA

3 oz. Blanco Tequila

2 oz. Triple Sec

2 oz. Lime Juice

3 Blood Oranges

1 cup Sugar

1 cup Water

1 cup Raspberries

Salt

I will preface all of this with a fatal flaw in the recipe.Blood oranges are out of season. They are typically in season from November to May. Some specialty food stores will have blood orange juice available. When I made my cocktail, I chanced upon some of the last blood oranges at the entire grocery store. If you’re fortunate enough to have some, juice em (Just like in the Dexter opening credits)! You’re going to need roughly 3 ounces.

Combine the sugar, water and raspberries in a small saucepan over low heat to create a raspberry infused simple syrup. Once the raspberries start to burst, strain the contents of the pot to get all the raspberry bits out of your simple syrup. Move the newly made deliciousness to the fridge or freezer to cool. Once that has happened, toss some ice into a cocktail shaker. Pour in your tequila, triple sec, lime juice, blood orange juice and 2.5 ounces of your raspberry simple syrup. Cover and shake until as light frost appears on the outside of your cocktail shaker. Put some salt onto a small plate. Run a lime around the rim of two rocks glasses and dip the rims into the salt. Open your shaker and pour into your glasses. Garnish with a lime wedge! (Cuz if you’re gonna drink, you might as well make it look good!)

The first thing you notice about the drink is the beautiful color. The combination of the blood orange juice and the raspberry tinted simple syrup gives the margarita a red color that is definitely befitting a serial killer and blood spatter analyst like Dexter Morgan. The salt on the rim balances perfectly with the sweetness of the raspberry simple syrup. Add on the acidity of both the lime and blood orange juices. Then, dash in the peppery taste of the tequila, and you have a wonderful drink that hits all the high points of your taste buds. I don’t know how Dexter will end its fantastic run on Showtime, but I do know that if you have a few of these, you won’t care. You wouldn’t care if Dexter met Dawson Leary and ran off to Hogwarts to compete in a teen-filled death match (But not Twilight. Never Twilight. [Ever.]).

 

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