Oh My WORD! This beautiful blood orange margarita recipe is so delicious! The luscious vibrant taste of the fresh blood orange juice melds perfectly with the premium tequila and Cointreau.
Why does this margarita stand out?
There is something about using premium ingredients in a margarita. Some people say you can’t tell, but I’m here to tell you that you can. My sister was over one night and I made her my signature Cadillac margarita. I had run out of my usual Patron silver tequila, so I used another brand.
My sister said, “This tastes funny.”
See? She could tell and you could too.
Is there another reason?
The fresh blood orange juice is not only absolutely delicious and vibrant, but the juice is naturally beautiful and which translates to a gorgeous cocktail.
Tips on making the Blood Orange Margarita:
- Buy 5 or more blood oranges, it’s surprising how little juice you get out of them
- When juicing the blood oranges, wear an apron as this juice will stain light colored clothing
- As stated above, use premium ingredients
- Wet the rim of the glasses with a little simple syrup
- Use kosher salt to rim the glasses
- Use glasses that please you. I used my thick double old fashioned glasses
- The blood orange juice is sweet, but if you like a sweet margarita, you could add 1/2 ounce of simple syrup. But make it without first and sip it, and if you want it sweeter, add it!
How to mix the Blood Orange Margarita:
Fill your cocktail shaker halfway with ice and gather your glasses. After measuring out the ingredients, pour into the cocktail shaker.
Process shots for the BOM:
- Tequila, Cointreau, and the juice of some blood oranges
- 4 ounces of tequila
- 2 ounces Cointreau
- 7 ounces fresh blood orange juice
- Cocktail shaker with all the ingredients in it
Now it is time to deal with the glasses.
I get a little plate and put some kosher salt on it. I wet the rim of the glass with a little simple syrup.
I then place the glass on the plate, making sure the salt sticks to the rim. I shake it upside down so any excess is removed and turn it right side up. (This is an old photo.)
I cap the shaker, shake it for 30 seconds and pour the contents between the two glasses. I’m careful not to pour the liquid over the salted rims as I don’t want the blood orange margarita to get salty.
I ease a few slices of blood orange into the glasses.
Here’s another shot, taken from a different angle.
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I hope you enjoyed this blood orange margarita recipe. It truly is a fruity and delicious cocktail. I hope you try it!
Leave me a comment. What is your favorite margarita?
And as always, may all your dishes be delish!
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- 4 ounces tequila I used Patron Silver
- 2 ounces Cointreau or triple sec
- 7 ounces of freshly squeezed blood orange juice
Fill a cocktail shaker 3/4 way with ice
Add tequila, Cointreau and blood orange juice.
- Cap shaker
- Place kosher salt on a plate
- Wet rim of high ball glass or margarita glass
- Place on salted plate
- Shake off excess salt and place glass right side up
Shake the shaker for 15 seconds, vigorously
Pour contents in glasses, being careful to not pour it on salt
Ease an orange slice into each blood orange margarita. Let it peek out
- Admire the colors
Try it first without the simple syrup to see if it is sweet enough. If you like a sweeter cocktail, add the .25 ounce of simple syrup to each cocktail.
This is a redo of my original post that was published February of 2016.