We love a good margarita here at Mom’s Dinner and this Blood Orange Margarita recipe is no exception! It is the perfect cocktail to make when blood oranges are in season. It is such a beautiful citrus and make an even more beautiful cocktail. You just need 6 ingredients to put this Blood Orange Margarita together.
You can find loads of other margaritas here on Mom’s Dinner. We can’t resist a good tequila cocktail!
Fresh Blood Oranges
A blood orange is akin to a traditional navel orange but they tend to be smaller and speckled on the outside with a little red…. However, It’s the inside that holds all the beauty. Once they are sliced open the flesh is a mix of orange, yellow, red, maroon, crimson, even pinks, hence the name “blood orange”.
Blood Oranges tend to be sweeter and less tart than other oranges. They can also have a slightly bitter note that pairs perfectly with silver tequila, Cointreau, and agave syrup.
Blood Oranges can be found in the United States from November to April.
Ingredients, Especially Blood Oranges!
Blood Oranges: Use fresh squeezed blood oranges. Like we talked about above, they can be found in the US between November and April. ((if blood oranges are out of season, pop over to this Orange Margarita))
Silver Tequila: Just like a traditional margarita, we are using silver or blanco tequila for this blood orange margarita recipe. Since the blood orange juice flavor will shine there is no need to use a super expensive tequila here. Something in the mid range will do. We like Espolon, Jose Cuervo Tradicional, or Cazadores.
Make your own Jalapeno Infused Tequila to give this cocktail a kick of heat!
Fresh Lime: Any time you are mixing up margaritas it is crucial to use fresh lime, not pre-squeezed shelf stable lime juice.
Cointreau: This is a type of triple sec that has a very refined and delicious flavor. It is not overly sweet. The orange flavor blends perfectly with the flavor of the blood orange juice.
Agave: to sweeten everything up, agave syrup does the trick. We recommend using a “light” agave syrup. It isn’t light in calories, it is lighter in color and flavor.
Kosher Salt: Again, any time you make a margarita you want to use kosher salt, not iodized table salt! You can also buy “margarita salt” but you are basically paying for more kosher salt. You will use a pinch in the margarita as well as around the rim of the glass. We like Morton’s Kosher Salt and Diamond Crystal.
More Margaritas To Try
Blood Orange Margarita
- kosher salt
- lime wedge or blood orange slice
Rim The Glass
- Put the kosher salt on a flat plate.kosher salt
- Run a lime or blood orange around the edge of your glass, or you can dip the rim of the glass lightly in agave syrup.lime wedge or blood orange slice
- Dip the rim of the glass in the kosher salt so it adheres to the rim. Then fill the glass with ice, set aside.
Blood Orange Margarita
- Add a little ice to a cocktail shaker (in a pinch use a mason jar with a lid). Add in all the ingredients.2 oz fresh squeezed blood orange juice, 1 oz fresh squeezed lime juice, 1.5 oz silver tequila, .5 oz Cointreau, .25 oz agave syrup, pinch of kosher salt
- Shake vigorously for about 20 seconds.
- Strain into the prepared glass.
- Optionally you can top with a little soda water or club soda.
- Garnish the glass with a blood orange wheel or a lime wedge.
If nutrition facts are provided they are calculated as an estimate to the best of our knowledge.