This mash-up between a margarita and a whiskey sour stars ajejo, a dark aged tequilla. Top the cocktail recipe with an orange slice you've broiled or caramelized with a kitchen torch for a fab garnish.

Kate Ramos
Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Blaine Moats

Recipe Summary

10 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place orange slice on a sheet of foil; sprinkle with sugar. Use a kitchen torch to heat sugar until it is dark golden and charred in some spots. Let cool.

  • In a cocktail shaker muddle mint. Add tequila, lime juice, Cointreau, vermouth, and egg whites. Cover; shake vigorously until pressure builds and mixture sounds less "sloshy" and looks frothy. Add ice; cover and shake vigorously until cold.

  • Strain into a glass and top with blood orange soda. Float burnt orange slice on top. Makes 1 serving.

Nutrition Facts

267 calories; carbohydrates 7g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 4g; protein 4g; vitamin a 141.6IU; vitamin c 21.1mg; riboflavin 0.2mg; niacin equivalents 0.2mg; folate 13mcg; sodium 57mg; potassium 140mg; calcium 19mg; iron 0.3mg.