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Blood Orange Margaritas

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Grab some blood oranges while they are in season to make these amazingly simple margaritas! Made with freshly squeezed blood oranges, fresh lime juice, tequila and orange liqueur they are the perfect cocktail for entertaining.

Two blood orange margaritas in short glasses garnished with an orange wheel and a sugar rim.

For simplicity, the recipe listed below is for one cocktail. This recipe can easily be multiplied to serve a crowd!

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Ingredients needed

Blood orange margaritas ingredients.
  • Tequila – silver or reposado is the best tequila for margaritas, but any kind of tequila will work. Just choose one that is high-quality.
  • Freshly squeezed blood oranges – buy a 5-pound bag if you can so you have plenty of juice for drinks and leftovers to garnish.
  • Freshly squeezed lime juice – Lime juice is also important in this drink. You really do need to squeeze fresh limes for the best tasting cocktail. Do not use the little green plastic lime juice from the grocery store! They are filled with preservatives and will make your drink taste bitter!
  • Orange Liqueur – my favorite is Cointreau, but you can also use triple sec or Grand Marnier.
  • A mixture of Himalayan pink salt and sugar for the rim gives this drink the perfect sweet and salty finish.
  • A sweetener is optional depending on your preferences. Add a bit of simple syrup or agave nectar if desired.
  • Ice cubes to chill and to serve your drink.
  • A cocktail shaker to mix your cocktail.

Be sure to check out the detailed printable recipe card below

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How to make blood orange margaritas on the rocks

Mix the salt and sugar together on a small plate that is slightly larger than the rim of your glass. Rub a squeezed lime rind around the rim of your glasses, then roll the rim around at a 45-degree angle in the salt and sugar mixture to coat.

Add ice cubes to your glass and set aside. Place a good amount of ice in your cocktail shaker.

Cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes.

Add the tequila, orange liqueur, blood orange juice and lime juice.

Blood Orange Margarita ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.

Secure the lid and shake for 30 seconds to combine. Strain into ice filled glasses, garnish with orange and lime wheels or wedges and serve immediately.

Looking down onTwo blood orange margaritas in short glasses garnished with an orange wheel and a sugar rim.

Recipe Notes & Tips

  • I used Cabo Wabo Tequila, but any high quality silver/blanco {clear} tequila will work.
  • Adjust the sweetness to your own personal tastes by adding agave nectar or simple syrup.
  • Trim the stirrer/straws with scissors if necessary to fit your glass.

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Two blood orange margaritas in short glasses garnished with an orange wheel and a sugar rim.

Blood Orange Margaritas

Blood Orange Margaritas made with freshly squeezed blood oranges, limes, tequila and orange liqueur are the perfect cocktail for entertaining.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: margarita on the rocks with fresh blood orange juice
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 Serving
Calories: 234kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Equipment

  • Cocktail Shaker

Ingredients

Sweet & Salty Rim

  • 2 teaspoons Himylan pink salt
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar

Margaritas on the Rocks

  • 1.5 ounce silver/blanco tequila
  • 2 ounces fresh squeezed blood orange juice amount of oranges will vary
  • 1 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur such as Cointreau, Gran Marnier or triple sec

Instructions

  • Mix the salt and sugar together on a small plate that is slightly larger than the rim of your glass. Rub a squeezed lime rind around the rim of your glasses, then roll the rim around at a 45-degree angle in the salt and sugar mixture to coat.
  • Add ice cubes to your glass and set aside. Place a good amount of ice in your cocktail shaker. Add the tequila, orange liqueur, blood orange juice and lime juice.
  • Secure the lid and shake for 30 seconds to combine. Strain into ice filled glasses, garnish with orange and lime wheels or wedges and serve immediately.

Notes

  • I used Cabo Wabo Tequila, but any high quality silver/blanco {clear} tequila will work.
  • Adjust the sweetness to your own personal tastes by adding agave nectar or simple syrup.
  • Trim the stirrer/straws with scissors if necessary to fit your glass.

Nutrition

Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4655mg | Potassium: 157mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 128IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg

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