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Blood Orange Margarita

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

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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Yield: 1 Serving

Blood Orange Margarita

Blood Orange Margarita

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!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Rub the rim of a glass with lime, blood orange juice, or extra simple syrup before dipping it in salt.
  2. Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for 30 seconds. Serve over ice.

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