San Francisco has seen some of its warmest days this year in the past week. And in what I'd like to call exceptional timing, a rather generous shipment of gelato arrived at my doorstep. It was as though some frozen dessert fairy godmother heeded my call for a bracing heat-quencher.
I could've simply dug in with a spoon, but my happy hour spirit got the best of me. I took Ciao Bella's advice and made a slushy margarita with the blood-red sorbet. It hit the Indian Summer spot this week, but I'll be serving it punch-bowl style for Halloween next week as well. For a fun twist on the classic margarita, read more.
2 ounces tequila
1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
1 scoop (about 3 ounces) softened blood orange sorbet (recommended: Ciao Bella Blood Orange Sorbet)
- Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously.
- Strain slowly over ice into a margarita glass (salt rim optional).
Makes 1 drink.