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A blood orange margarita with cut-up blood oranges.

Blood Orange Margarita

  • Author: Amanda McGrory-Dixon
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


Made with freshly squeezed blood orange and lime juices and a healthy dose of your favorite tequila, this vibrant blood orange margarita is perfectly zesty with a touch of natural citrus sweetness.



1 blood orange, juiced, about 2 1/2 ounces
1 lime, juiced
2 ounces tequila
1 ounce orange liqueur, such as Grand Marnier, Cointreau or triple sec
1 ounce simple syrup (see note)
1 tablespoon sea salt, optional
1 blood orange slice, optional


  1. Pour blood orange juice, lime juice, tequila, orange liqueur and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice. Put the top on the shaker and shake for about 15 seconds until the cocktail shaker is frosty.
  2. Spread sea salt on a plate. Run the blood orange slice around the rim of a margarita glass and dip the glass in the salt. Add more ice to the margarita glass and strain the shaken margarita into the glass. Garnish with a blood orange slice if desired. Enjoy!


  • For the tequila, reposado is my favorite type for a smoother finish with more nuanced flavor, but a blanco tequila also works well.
  • If you prefer a more tart margarita, you can leave out the simple syrup. I like the touch of sweetness and think it rounds out the flavors. 
  • Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • Serving Size: 1 drink
  • Calories: 251
  • Sugar: 12
  • Fat: 0
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 20
  • Fiber: 2
  • Protein: 0
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: margarita, blood orange margarita, blood orange cocktail, tequila cocktail