Blood, Sweat, & Tears - A Spicy Tequila + Blood Orange Cocktail

It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with blood oranges right now, so here’s yet another cocktail featuring my favorite citrus fruit. This simple cocktail is just the right blend of smoky heat, sour citrus, mellow honeyed sweetness, and smooth tequila. 😋 Ok, gotta run and go make a pitcher of this now.

Blood, Sweat + Tears, a tequila, blood orange and chipotle honey cocktail
  • 2 oz tequila blanco
  • 1 oz chipotle honey syrup
  • .5 oz blood orange juice
  • .5 oz lime juice

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice, shake until chilled. Doubled strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with a chipotle-sugar dusted strawberry.

Chipotle Honey Syrup
100ml honey, 100ml water, 1/4-1/2 tsp ground chipotle pepper (or more, to taste).

Chipotle Sugar
2 tbsp sugar, 1/8 tsp ground chipotle pepper (or more, to taste)

Recipe, TequilaAmy Traynor