Adding beautiful red blood orange juice to a Margarita gives it a wonderful fruity boost of flavor and color that’s absolutely stunning.
If you’re looking for a twist on a classic margarita, this is the recipe to try. The blood orange juice really brightens it up and you’ll be wanting more than one, for sure.
In addition to the regular margarita ingredients (lime, tequila, Cointreau and rim salt), the only other ingredient you need is blood oranges, which are in season in the late winter and spring in the U.S. I also swap out the regular rim salt for a seasoned salt, but that part’s optional.
How to Make a Blood Orange Margarita
To make a Blood Orange Margarita, start by prepping the ingredients. You’ll need to juice one blood orange per drink, along with 1/2 a lime.
Pour the rim salt onto a plate. Wet the rim of the glass and roll it in the salt. Then fill the glass with ice.
Pour the blood orange juice, lime juice, Cointreau (or Triple Sec) and tequila into a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously for about 20 seconds. Then strain into the prepared margarita glass.
What Brand of Tequila to Use
I don’t think you need to use the best tequila in your collection for this cocktail – or any cocktail for that matter. Save the good stuff for sipping.
I typically use Jose Cuervo Especial Silver, because it’s easy to find and at a good price point. We also like Patron Silver, Tres Agaves Anejo, and Don Julio. Whatever brand you like or have at home will do in a margarita.
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Adding beautiful red blood orange juice to a Margarita gives it a wonderful fruity boost of flavor and color that's absolutely stunning.
- 1 oz Cointreau
- 3/4 oz Lime juice (juice from half a lime)
- 1 1/2 oz blood orange juice (juice from 1 orange)
- 2 oz Tequila
- Rim salt
- Pour the rim salt on a plate. Wet the rim of the glass with lime juice and roll in the salt to coat.
- Add the Coitreau, lime juice, blood orange juice, and lequila to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously to chill.
- Strain into the rimmed margarita glass. Garnish with a blood orange wedge.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 242Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 583mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 0g
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