Kiss of Light Margarita

Kiss of Light Margarita | Magnolia DaysIt 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.
Kiss of Light Margarita | Magnolia Days

“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
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Recipe type: Cocktail
Yield: 1 serving
  • 2 ounces Casa Noble Crystal tequila
  • ½ ounce Licor 43
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • ¼ blood orange
  1. 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 ¼ blood orange into the drink. Enjoy!
Recipe originates from Casa Noble and used with permission by The Baddish Group.

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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  1. says

    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.

    • says

      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.

  2. says

    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.

  3. says

    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!

  4. Holly says

    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.

  5. says

    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.

  6. says

    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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