Cause I don’t need you NO more!

You know how ordinary people, in times of great duress, discover extraordinary inner strength and overcome life’s obstacles?

Well, I had obstacles.

And, now…I am extraordinary.

On this, the twelfth day of February, two thousand and eight, I present to you

Ta daaaaa

Cherrye’s Totally Inventive and To-Die-For Blood Orange Margarita!

Yes, friends, it is true. When faced with the harsh realities of this bitter life, I did what any other red-blooded southeast Texana would do.

I made a margarita.

And, it was goooood.

Here’s the scoop!
– Equal parts Tequilla and Contreau
– Juice from one small blood orange
– A spoonful of sugar (feel free to sing along)
– A spash of cold water (or, if you live in any part of the world that actually produces ICE, this would work, too!)

Then, shake it up, baby, and enjoy!!!

So, tell me. What is your favorite Rita? How do you like her, shaken or frozen? Have any special recipes to share today? Tell me. Tell me. I can’t wait to hear!

Warning: You must be of legal age to consume alcoholic beverages. You must not consume afore-mentioned beverage alone. You must invite Cherrye, of My Bella Vita, to all gatherings where aforementioned beverage is served. Cherrye, of My Bella Vita is not responsible if you drink too much and embarrass your drunk ass in front of people. This has been a public service announcement brought to you by your good friends at “Drink More Ritas with Cherrye dot Com.”
14 Responses
  1. Stephanie

    Hey, I have a good one… I had this in Salem, MA…. witch town!! It is called, “Screaming Rita”. I had ONE and was looking for witches on the street…
    Triple Sec
    Grand Marnier
    Splash of Margarita mix
    salt, and look out!!!

  2. Linda

    I go for the classic rita on the rocks with no salt. Your recipe using blood oranges sounds yummy. Will need to try.

    Cin cin

  3. erin

    so do all of your guests get to taste these ritas 🙂 Love the disclaimer…so you are officially invited to my place in Florence so we can enjoy them!

  4. Brooke

    I don’t have a favorite but I think I may have found a new favorite…anything with blood orange juice is top on my list…oh yeah, and tequila!

  5. maddiesmommy&daddy

    I’m not too sure if others will know what a Chilis is….it’s a restaurant. The have a margarita called The Presidente. It’s served in a shaker on the rocks. I do have the recipe:

    1 1/4 ounces tequila

    1/2 ounce Cointreau liqueur

    1/2 ounce brandy (PRESIDENTE)

    4 ounces liquid sweet and sour cocktail mix

    1/8-1/4 fluid ounce lime juice (splash)

    I love it in a martini glass lined with salt.
    I must say that I’m laughing pretty hard about the special instructions for readers in small print. I do wish we could share a drink together and catch up!

  6. Cherrye

    Ok..I have to be honest. I actually went outside to get a lemon, but it was too dark by the lemon trees, so I grabbed a blood orange instead! I’d say that was a segno di Dio!

    Michelle – I have to do something to pass the time here in Calabria! You know…

    Megan – Let me know what you think.

    Stephanie – That sounds good, too! You see, it is that margarita mix that gets me. Can’t find it here!!

    Linda “cin cin” back to you!! I’m normally a frozen rita gal, but in a country without ice, well, options are limited!

    Erin! I’m actually typing this from the train to your house! lol. We don’t give them to all of our guests, but you and Chris’ll get one for sure!

    Nice, Brooke. Don’t forget the sugar. Without it!! OUCH!

    Brandi – Thanks for the recipe! I wonder what I could substitute for the sweet and sour mix! Can’t get that here!! 🙁

    Oh, Louise…it was!

    Joe – pear mojito? Sounds HEALTHY! I love it! 🙂 The first time I had mojitos was at South Beach in Miami – AMAZING. Then, I had one at TGIFs…not sooo much.

    Nadine-I like Cosmos, too. I was really into those before I moved here. We have a great little Tapas and Martini Bar in Beaumont. When I saved enough $$, I’d go!

  7. Marmie

    This is your mother….clean up your language…..and you sound like a drunk! You told me that you never drank alcohol until after you graduated from high school, and it sounds like you are making up for lost time.

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