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


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; 0 g total fat; 0 g saturated fat; 0 g polyunsaturated fat; 0 g monounsaturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 57 mg sodium. 140 mg potassium; 7 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 4 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 142 IU vitamin a; 21 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 0 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 13 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 19 mg calcium; 0 mg iron;