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

French Kiss Margarita

I know, I’m such an excuse maker.

French Kiss Margarita from BakersRoyale

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.

French Kiss Margarita Prep via Bakers Royale

French Kiss Margarita via Bakers Royale 210x260

this recipe

French Kiss Margarita

Yield: Serves 2


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


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

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  1. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    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!

  2. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    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 :)

  3. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    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!

  4. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonCynna says

    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!

  5. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    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.

  6. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    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).

    • Avatar for Naomi Robinson

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

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

  7. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    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… :)

  8. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    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. :)

  9. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    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!