blood orange tequila floats – blood orange sorbet recipe

blood orange tequila floats

Cheers! Today is National Margarita Day. and it falls on a Friday this year? How fortuitous for us.

Tequila now reminds me of Mexico, and the time Jason and I spent there just over a year ago, backpacking up the coast for a few weeks. I really learned to love tequila during that trip – learning about the different kinds (my favorite being reposado), and tasting many labels. From spending the afternoon at the beach sipping shots to cheersing on our anniversary at one of my favorite restaurants, some great memories…

Now when we enjoy a nice sipping tequila or even a margarita, we always say, “Tastes like Mexico…

I did not make you a margarita today – I suppose I could have made a blood orange margarita, but I prefer my ‘ritas on the rocks, not slushy. So I made a simple blood orange tequila float from a sorbet recipe I have been meaning to share for a while.

If you prefer a margarita, cheers with one of these recipes. It’s Friday, go ahead:

strawberry habanero margaritas


jalapeno margaritas


With bright bold flavor and a warming shot of tequila, these blood orange tequila floats are a tasty alternative to a margarita. Simply scoop a round or two of sorbet into a glass, add a shot of tequila.

blood orange sorbet recipe

blood orange sorbet

dairy, egg, soy, and gluten free, vegan

1 cup coconut water
3/4 cup sugar
zest of one blood orange
1 lime
5-6 blood oranges, peel and pith removed

In saucepan over medium heat, combine coconut water and sugar, whisk until dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Zest one orange. Peel all oranges and the lime, carefully removing all pith from each segment. Pour cooled simple sugar into blender, add lime and orange segments and turn on high power, blending until completely smooth.

Pour into ice cream maker, proceed with manufacturer instruction (mine took 25 minutes). Transfer to freezer safe container and store in freezer.

blood orange sorbet

Cheers, and happy weekend!



  1. says

    It’s NATIONAL MARGARITA DAY??? Sorry for the yelling, my excitement just required all caps 😉 I’m an on-the-rocks margarita fan too (and a HUGE fan of your jalapeno margarita, those things were FAB!), but I have had a pretty spectacular blood orange margarita before. Hmm, I DO have tangelos and tequila at home–think that would be close? 😉

    • Kristina Sloggett says

      haa haa, I won’t argue with that logic… 😉 well, not I’ll have to get a container of Ciao Bella and taste test, won’t I?? *sigh* it’s a tough job…

  2. says

    Coconut water in a sorbet? Now that I have to try. And maybe a coconut-lime-lemongrass variation? Yay for national margarita day! Now I know for sure what I should bring to a party tonight…

    • Kristina Sloggett says

      yep, the lemongrass would work well here, too! I have been thinking about that lemongrass ice cream since we finished it … guess I need to make more! 😉

    • Kristina Sloggett says

      gosh, sweetie, can I just have you hang out with me in the kitchen saying awesome things like this?? I’ll feed you 😉 you really make my day, thank you!!

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