There are many reasons for today's cocktail being a daquiri. Maybe I'm getting sentimental about leaving Louisiana, maybe it's because the Super Bowl is Sunday, maybe it's because we are in full Mardi Gras swing around here, or perhaps it's because this daquiri is the perfect shade of light pink and would be so pretty on Valentine's Day. But whatever the reason, you are getting a daquiri today and it's pretty jam up (that means pretty amazing in my hubby's terms.) My spiced blood orange and coconut daquiri is perfect for a party and is the flavor combination is on point!
To be honest here, you could omit the alcohol and this would be a delicious daquiri turned smoothie that would be perfect as an afternoon pick me up or as part of your breakfast. But let's just add the alcohol here...it's kind of like a jazzed up creamsicle, adult style. And who doesn't love a creamsicle?
I am completely obsessed with citrus season and I really don't want it to ever end. I have a huge bowl full of every kind of citrus you could ever want, but there is something about a blood orange. It's the vibrant red insides, the slightly spiced sweetness, and they just make any recipe beautiful! I can't resist adding them into salads, my morning yogurt, and of course into cocktails.
These babies are easy to whip up in your blender and the ingredients are simple! Make a batch for yourself (I'm not judging) or share with your friends...either way you are winnnniing!!
- 3/4 Cup of Freshly Squeezed Blood Orange Juice
- 1 Can of Light Coconut Milk (you can use full fat too and it will be extra creamy)
- 1/4 Cup of Honey
- 1/4-1/2 Cup of Spiced Rum (I used Bayou Spiced Rum)
- Place ice in the blender, about halfway full.
- Add the rest of your cocktail ingredients.
- Blend until smooth and creamy.
- Add more ice for a thicker consistency.
That's it guys...the hardest part is squeezing your oranges, which can totally count as an arm workout which means you get to eat or drink more because your burned a few calories beforehand. You like how I justify that there? Small wins...
Whatever the occasion is coming up in in the near future, I hope you have a blast and I hope you make these daquiris! Cheers!