Kiss of Light Margarita

by Renee on February 21, 2013

Kiss of Light Margarita | Magnolia Days

It has been a long time since I had a margarita. Tequila has not been my friend. It isn’t tequila’s fault either. It also isn’t my fault. I used to love margaritas and would order one in a heartbeat. Then came a terrible bout with food poisoning after a night when I had one margarita. It kept me away from tequila until now. I was given the opportunity to make a Kiss of Light Margarita and I liked it. That is a good thing indeed!

This was to be a Valentine’s Day post. Due to slow carriers, I did not get samples in time. I still wanted to give it a try. The drink has a beautiful pink color and would have been perfect for the occasion. I’m glad I made it. Plus I had a fun time taking the photo of it too. I tried my best to show a kiss of light hitting the side of the drink.

“El Beso De Luz” is the Spanish name of the drink. It was given its name by Carlos Santana in tribute to his wife. Carlos likened his first taste of it to the first time one falls in love. Carlos enjoyed the tequila so much he is now one of the owners of the brand. I enjoyed it enough to get me back to sipping on a margarita.

It’s good to give things a re-try. I’m finding my tastes are continually changing and evolving. What have you recently found you like that you didn’t before? Is it food or a beverage? This time it was a beverage for me. Now I’m off to taste some more. Cheers!

Kiss of Light Margarita

5 minutes

1 serving

Kiss of Light Margarita

  • 2 ounces Casa Noble Crystal tequila
  • 1/2 ounce Licor 43
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 blood orange

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add tequila, Licor 43, and lime juice. Shake vigorously. Pour liquid into a rocks-type glass filled with ice. Squeeze and drop the 1/4 blood orange into the drink. Enjoy!

Notes

Recipe originates from Casa Noble and used with permission by The Baddish Group.

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Disclosure: I received a sample size of Casa Nobel Crystal tequila and Licor 43 at no charge. I was under no obligation to give a positive review. All opinions are my own unless otherwise stated or contained within a guest post.

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Paula @ Vintage Kitchen February 21, 2013 at 11:54 am

I have to do some Ommm…because I keep seeing licor 43, which I LOVE, but can´t find it here anymore. If you ever make vanilla bean ice cream throw in a couple tbs of this licor, amazing. I would love to have this margarita, love, love it Renee!
At first I read `it was given to me (instead of it´s name) by Carlos Santana..´ and I thought, aren´t you cool to know Santana! My dad still has old vynil records from him.

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Renee February 21, 2013 at 2:31 pm

I’ll certainly add the Licor 43 to my next batch of vanilla bean ice cream. I agree it would be a great flavor addition to it. And how great it would be to know Santana personally. Is is an incredible musical artist.

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Stacy February 21, 2013 at 1:58 pm

My tequila and couldn’t-drink-it-almost-forever story was much more self-inflicted than food poisoning since it involved Spring Break from UT-Austin and South Padre Island and crossing the Mexican border for cheap tequila. Fortunately, i got past all that years ago and can now try your lovely cocktail in an adult atmosphere. :) It looks delicious.

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Renee February 21, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Giggling over the self-inflicted cheap tequila story. Good thing you got back to drinking it again.

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Barbara | Creative Culinary February 21, 2013 at 6:58 pm

I’ve got a bottle of the Licor 43 I haven’t even opened yet; sounds like I should?

Lovely margarita; although with blood oranges I don’t know how you could go wrong. They are my favorite margarita…delish and beyond gorgeous.

Nice shot Renee!

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Renee February 21, 2013 at 8:35 pm

Yes! Time to open the bottle of Licor 43 and make a margarita! Thanks for the compliment on my photo.

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amy @ fearless homemaker February 22, 2013 at 9:41 am

It’s been a while since I’ve had a margarita, too, but this looks SO appealing to me right now. YUM!

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Renee February 23, 2013 at 2:23 pm

Thanks Amy!

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Tiffany @ The Bizy Mommy February 22, 2013 at 11:48 am

Yum! I love blood orange anything, especially when there’s booze involved, lol! Pinning!

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Renee February 23, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Thanks Tiffany and I appreciate the pin.

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Holly February 22, 2013 at 12:01 pm

I love a good margarita but they always seem so sweet and almost chemically tasting. This one seems to be more fruity, limey and tasty sounding (like a margarita should be). I’m not sure what Licor 43 is but I can’t wait to search it out and give this margarita a try.

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Renee February 23, 2013 at 2:25 pm

I remember those sweet and off tasting margaritas (made with mixes). They were not so good. This one is nice and fresh.

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Anita at Hungry Couple February 22, 2013 at 11:33 pm

I also used to down frozen margaritas with my girlfriends on Friday nights back in the day. But, one night I got terribly sick and it kind of put me off tequila. Maybe it’s time to revisit. :) Gorgeous photo and drink.

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Renee February 23, 2013 at 2:26 pm

I always had margaritas on the rocks. I could not imagine downing a bunch of frozen ones – brain freeze!!

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Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories February 24, 2013 at 12:12 am

That looks so beautiful! I much prefer a margarita with just a few ingredients. I want one of these now!!

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Renee February 25, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Thanks Karen and Cheers!

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a farmer in the dell February 25, 2013 at 4:37 pm

This margarita is going to be the highlight to my week. It’s been dark and gloomy here and I need something refreshing to remind me that spring is right around the corner!

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Renee February 26, 2013 at 12:48 pm

We all need a nice beverage to end a dark and gloomy week. I hope the weather gets better for you soon. Cheers!

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The Junk Drunk February 26, 2013 at 9:31 pm

Yum, we recently made a blood orange jalapeno margarita that was delicious too: http://thejunkdrunk.wordpress.com/2013/02/26/cocktail-party-blood-orange-jalapeno-margarita/

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Renee February 27, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Oh interesting! I do like a spicy kick in food so I’ll have to try it in a margarita too.

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Alanna March 21, 2013 at 1:43 pm

I’ve never tried Licor 43, but it sounds amazing! This cocktail is beautiful, and I hope I can locate the ingredients to give it a try, while listening to Santana, of course!

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Leslie March 21, 2013 at 2:39 pm

This looks absolutely fabulous! Hopefully, I can find all of the ingredients to make it!

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Anthalena James-Green January 28, 2014 at 1:51 pm

This drink looks like something smooth and enjoyable. Can’t wait to try out for Valentine.

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