French Kiss Margarita

Predictable. A Valentine’s something or another the day before. Well this year it’s a Valentine’s cocktail. I think you’ll like the blood orange against the basil and the margarita meets French kiss cocktail combination. It’s not dessert because I couldn’t get around to photographing it, that’s the downside of being a slower shooter and having a 9-5′r that only allows me to photograph on the weekend.

French Kiss Margarita

I know, I’m such an excuse maker.

Well here’s another one: I’m cutting this post short—struggling with a personal issue that has me heavy. I ‘m sorry, I just don’t have it in me to be up and conversational.

Cheers, to a forward looking statement that tomorrow will be better than today.

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French Kiss Margarita

Yield: Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 4 basil leaves
  • 8 ounces blood orange juice
  • 2 ounces lime juice
  • 4 ounces Anejo tequila
  • 2 ounces sweet vermouth

Directions:

Muddle basil in blood orange juice. Add in remaining ingredients stir and strain into a glass filled with ice.

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37 Responses to “French Kiss Margarita”

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    Rachel — February 13, 2013 @ 9:31 am

    Will be praying for you.

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    Amanda @ The Dormestic Goddess — February 13, 2013 @ 12:49 pm

    Your blog is your space, say (or don’t say) whatever you want. We’re all here for you, rooting for you!

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    Christy @ My Invisible Crown — February 13, 2013 @ 1:52 pm

    I agree with Amanda. I mean don’t get too personal but people like to see the human side of us from time to time. It’s how we connect with them on a deeper level. Sorry you’re going through something rough. This too shall pass. Love the cocktail! Cheers!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — February 13, 2013 @ 2:55 pm

    this is the ultimate drink name. LOVE it and so perfect for tomorrow! this is your blog – do what you want. curse, be unprofessional – we all know the real you and those who think otherwise shouldn’t be here :)

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    Jenny Flake — February 13, 2013 @ 3:01 pm

    Your photography makes me so happy Naomi :) xoxo

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    marla — February 13, 2013 @ 3:19 pm

    I’ll take a french kiss or two…..

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    Carrie @ Kiss My Whisk — February 13, 2013 @ 4:12 pm

    I just received some blood oranges in my CSA…I’m going to have to try out this cocktail!

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    Gaby — February 13, 2013 @ 5:15 pm

    I agree with Julie!! Do whatcha want :)

    And I am loving this cocktail! So right up my alley!

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    Ashley — February 13, 2013 @ 5:29 pm

    These photos!!!! Absolutely stunning.

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — February 13, 2013 @ 5:33 pm

    Gorgeous drink (I love the name!). This is your space – share whatever you wish.

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    Liz — February 13, 2013 @ 6:02 pm

    Your blog, your space….say what you like! We all have those king of days :)

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    Melissa — February 13, 2013 @ 9:25 pm

    Not that it’s all about me or anything….but….I was planning on having blood orange margaritas as a signature drink at my wedding….This is TOO perfect!

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    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — February 13, 2013 @ 9:45 pm

    These are worth double fisting….

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    Greg — February 13, 2013 @ 10:00 pm

    Have another drink and we will see you Saturday.

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    Cynna — February 14, 2013 @ 5:52 am

    I just found your blog and love the recipes. When I tried to subscribe, a message popped up and said that your page no longer exists–I hope it’s just a technical error. Feel better!

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    Shanna@ pineapple and coconut — February 14, 2013 @ 6:50 am

    Love the name, the drink and the photos (like always)! Hope you are feeling better soon. We all have those kinds of days!!

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    Lauren | Sweet Splendor — February 14, 2013 @ 1:54 pm

    I love this! Perfect for Valentine’s Day or a night with your girlfriends!

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    Heidi @foodiecrush — February 14, 2013 @ 6:11 pm

    Drink up buttercup. A lovely photo of what is obviously not so lovely a day, and we allllll have them. Cheers to a new day.

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    Annie — February 14, 2013 @ 6:38 pm

    i’m getting very thirsty…

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    LuAnn — February 14, 2013 @ 10:46 pm

    Be well. Thank you for the recipe. Namaste.

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — February 14, 2013 @ 11:42 pm

    Hope that you’re all better by now and the margarita (or a few) probably are just what the doctor ordered :)

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    JulieD — February 15, 2013 @ 1:41 am

    Hope things are okay…please call or text if you need to talk! xoxo

    These photographs are stunning!!

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    Joyti — February 15, 2013 @ 2:45 am

    I can’t get over how much I love, LOVE your photographs. They’re sensational.
    I hope you that you are o.k., and everything gets better really soon.

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    brandi — February 15, 2013 @ 6:43 pm

    hoping that tomorrow is better for you – i’m in the same boat.

    in other news, this cocktail looks gorgeous! and i totally feel you on the 9-5 stuff (or 8-5 for me! boo).

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    • Naomi replied: — February 15th, 2013 @ 10:20 pm

      Brandi- Hugs to you. I hope tomorrow is a better day for you to.

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    Amanda — February 17, 2013 @ 1:43 pm

    Sorry. You know I am just an email or text or call away… and always happy to lend an ear to you. Praying you have a lighter heart today… :)

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    Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe — February 19, 2013 @ 11:17 pm

    Ok, so I can’t even tell you how much I wish I was sippin’ on one of these right now. Pinning for future making!

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    Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence — February 22, 2013 @ 9:08 pm

    Gorgeous! Hope things get better.

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    Jenn — March 27, 2013 @ 9:58 am

    Thank you for this post, I truly admire your honesty. I struggle with writing how I’m really feeling in my blog, for fear of being negative or a downer, but it’s true, we all have bad days and it’s comforting and inspiring to see someone having a bad day and not trying to mask it.

    I really hope things are on the up and up, and you’re having a beautiful day today! Your photos are amazing and one day I hope to be able to bake and take photos as awesome as yours. :)

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    Lisa — October 9, 2013 @ 4:09 am

    That French Kiss Margarita looks amazing! Basil and Blood Orange Juice – sounds like an incredibly tempting combination. I’m always a sucker for Blood Orange, because I feel like it’s so much juicier and bursting with flavor. Tequila + Sweet Vermouth, too? Need to try!!

    Lovely pictures, by the way!

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    Sheryl — October 15, 2013 @ 4:21 pm

    I love your blog! it’s amazing!!! Inspiring!!

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    Tereza — March 25, 2014 @ 11:31 pm

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