Oh my WORD! This beautiful blood orange margarita recipe is so delicious! The vibrant taste of the fresh blood orange juice melds perfectly with the premium tequila and Cointreau.
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.
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.
- Buy 5 or more blood oranges, since 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.
- How to salt the glasses:
- Pour out a little bit of kosher salt on a small plate.
- Wet the rim of the glasses with a little simple syrup.
- Dip the rims into the salt.
- With the glass upside down, shake off the excess salt and set it upright.
- Use glasses that please you. I used my thick double old-fashioned glasses
- Blood orange juice is sweet, but if you like a sweet margarita, you could add 1/2 ounce of simple syrup. I suggest making it first without simple syrup, tasting it, and then if you want it sweeter, add simple syrup a little at a time.
- When pouring the drink into the glasses, be careful not to pour the liquid over the salted rims as it will put salt IN your drink.
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How to make a blood orange margarita
Get a cocktail shaker, fill it halfway with ice, and also get your measuring glass and glassware.
After measuring out the ingredients, pour into the cocktail shaker.
Gather the ingredients – tequila, Cointreau, and the juice of blood oranges.
Measure 4 ounces of tequila. (A)
Measure 2 ounces of Cointreau. (B)
Measure 7 ounces fresh blood orange juice. (C)
I wanted to also show the ingredients in the cocktail shaker. Isn’t it gorgeous? (D)
Add ice to the glasses
Cap the shaker, shake it for 20 seconds and pour the contents between the two glasses.
Add 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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Blood Orange Margarita
- 4 ounces tequila I used Patron Silver
- 2 ounces Cointreau or triple sec
- 7 ounces of freshly squeezed blood orange juice
- 2 slices blood orange
- 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
This is a redo of my original post that was published February of 2016.