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A blood orange margarita with cut-up blood oranges.
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Blood Orange Margarita

Celebrate winter citrus season with a stunning blood orange margarita! 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. You can make this citrusy drink as single servings or in a pitcher for easy entertaining -- everyone will love sipping on this delicious blood orange cocktail. 
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 drink
Calories 251kcal

Equipment

  • Cocktail shaker
  • Citrus juicer
  • Jigger or small measuring cup

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed blood orange juice about 1 orange
  • 2 ounces tequila preferably reposado
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice about 1 lime
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur such as Grand Marnier, Cointreau or triple sec
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon coarse sea salt for garnish, optional
  • 1 blood orange slice for garnish, optional

Instructions

  • Pour blood orange juice, tequila, lime juice, orange liqueur and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice. Put the top on the shaker and shake for about 15-30 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!

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Notes

  • To make an eight-serving pitcher, stir together 2 cups blood orange juice, 2 cups tequila, 1 cup lime juice and 1 cup simple syrup in a pitcher. Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Stir the mixture again before serving. If you need to customize the serving quantity, use this formula: (ounces x servings) ÷ 8 = the cups measurement.
  • Pick limes that have some give when lightly squeeze them. That means they’re nice and juicy. If you find one hard as a rock, keep looking.
  • Before squeezing the lime juice, roll it firmly under the palm of your hand a few times. This releases the juices.
  • Use a handheld juicer. You’ll maximize the juice output this way.
  • If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, a mason jar with a lid can take care of the job.
  • Blood orange juice can stain. If your countertops are susceptible to stains, I recommend setting out paper towels, juicing slowly and wiping up any spots immediately.
  • Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Nutrition

Serving: 1drink | Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g