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
- 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.
- 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