This month, we went all out and had a bonafide Halloween costume party for HBN Cocktail Club. It was pretty awesome. Not only did we have a delicious and creative cocktail, but everyone dressed up – Courtney Love, Frankenstein, and Dr. Who all made an appearance. This month, we featured locally owned Vida Tequila, which you may have had in a myriad of cocktails around the valley. It’s smooth and lovely and definitely stands above many of the tequilas on the liquor store shelf. You will pay a little extra, but it’s worth it! And of course, we always like to support a local brand, right?
Alissa is basically my little sister. I grew up hanging out with her twin older sisters for most of my life – and come to find out, we are all still hanging out regularly in our 30’s. It is awesome. Alissa is hysterical, funny, and comical. Was that redundant? In a nutshell, she is one of the darned funniest people I know. She works at City Weekly, has two cute little pooches, and is married to Blake, who is an incredible artist. She also makes a great Blood Orange Margarita. Thanks for hosting, Alissa!
October Cocktail: Blood Orange Margarita,
featuring Vida Tequila
1/4 cup blood orange juice (Alissa used Blood Orange Pellegrino, which added a nice sparkling note!)
1/4 cup Blanco Vido Tequila
1/4 cup Triple Sec
2 Tbsp Lime Juice
1 tsp Agave Nectar
Sea Salt is optional for rim, as well as FAKE BLOOD! Buahhahaha!
Then, simply shake and serve. Ta da!
A good tequila is key to this beverage. Using Vida gave this margarita a very smoothy and classy quality – with virtually no bite (not a metaphor!). This cocktail would be lovely using freshly squeezed blood orange juice as well – but really, the pellegrino offered a twist that was refreshing. However you decide to change up this fun cocktail, it is great for parties – especially those of the Halloween variety coming up!
Check out the slideshow for more photos on the creation of this fun cocktail!
Our next HBN Cocktail Club meets on November 9th and we will be featuring a BRUNCH cocktail! YAY!
Follow hashtag #HBNCocktailClub on Twitter and Instagram for more photos! @noshmaven
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