The Selma Hayek

The Selma Hayek

(yield: 1 margarita on the rocks)

(published in Heat Magazine)

Bright vivid colors accent this margarita from the fresh cranberries to the sinister blood orange puree. Its time for a walk on the wild side. Release your inhibitions.

¼ cup fresh whole cranberries

2 tablespoons blood orange puree (or 1 squeezed blood orange)

2 limes, 1 juiced, 1 for garnish

2 ounces silver tequila

4 ounces cranberry juice

2 ounces triple sec

jalapeno salt for dusting (or use the juice of a fresh jalapeno around the glass rim and then mix on sea salt)

In a small Cuisinart, puree cranberries until finely minced. Add in blood orange puree and juiced lime and pulse further.  In a cocktail shaker filled with rocks, mix in tequila, cranberry juice, triple sec, and cranberry and blood orange puree.  Shake well. Rim your rocks glass with salt either by using a lime slice squeezed around the rim and dipping into sea salt cracked onto a plate or by going bold and using the juice of a jalapeno.  Strain your margarita into your rocks glass and serve with a garnish of lime.

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