Blood Orange Margarita – A beautiful and tasty summer cocktail made with fresh blood oranges, tequila, and simple syrup. A fun spin on a classic margarita!
Blood Orange Margarita
It’s almost margarita season! As soon as it gets warm out, I start getting a hankering for a great margarita to enjoy outside. When I saw a few blood oranges at the grocery store the other day, I bought all that they had and brought them home to try turning them into a blood orange margarita! I thought the flavor would be great and that the color would make it such a pretty drink.
Now to make a blood orange margarita, you need just three main ingredients – blood oranges, tequila, and simple syrup. The simple syrup helps sweeten the drink up without impacting the flavor and you can either make it in about 5 minutes at home by clicking HERE for the recipe or you can buy it at most grocery stores for a few dollars. I like serving these margaritas with a slice of blood orange on the rim and lining the rim with salt. It makes for such a beautiful and festive drink!
This recipe makes one serving but you can just scale it up if you want to make this recipe for more people.
Common Questions About Making a Blood Orange Margarita
What is a blood orange margarita?
A blood orange margarita is a classic margarita with fresh blood orange juice substituted in for lime juice. It is mixed together with simple syrup and tequila and served.
Can I add limes to a blood orange margarita?
Of course! Substitute in 1 ounce of blood orange for 1 ounce of limes in the recipe.
What if I can’t find blood oranges?
No worries! Just use any other variety of orange or your favorite citrus fruit.
How should I serve a margarita?
Now there are three main ways to serve a margarita – shaken with ice and served over ice, shaken with ice and served with no ice, or blended with ice in a blender. Pictured is blended with ice but any of those options are perfectly acceptable.
How do I get salt to stick to the rim of a glass?
Run a wedge of lime or blood orange around the rim or dip it in simple syrup before running it through a pile of salt on a plate. These will all help the salt adhere to the glass.
Are there any other things I can add to a blood orange margarita?
1 ounce of triple sec tastes great in a blood orange margarita!
What other types of margaritas can I make?
There are so many different types of margaritas! Some of my favorites include –
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- 3 ounces freshly squeezed blood orange juice
- 2 ounces tequila
- 1 ounce simple syrup
- Rub the rim of a glass with lime, blood orange juice, or extra simple syrup before dipping it in salt.
- Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for 30 seconds. Serve over ice.