Blood Orange Margarita
This Blood Orange Margarita is a gorgeous and delicious cocktail perfect for celebrating just about anything. It’s refreshing, sweet, and full of citrusy flavor. If you make this, expect plenty of requests for more.
Servings 2 margaritas
- 4 oz tequila (I used 100% agave Añejo Patron)
- 4 oz blood orange juice (see notes)
- 2 oz lime juice
- 2 oz Cointreau
- 1 ½ oz simple syrup , or to taste
For a crowd:
- 2 cups tequila
- 2 cups blood orange juice (see notes)
- 1 cup lime juice
- 1 cup Cointreau
- ¾ cup simple syrup , or to taste
Ice cubes or crushed ice, to taste
Fresh lime and orange blood wedges, to garnish (optional)
Kosher salt, for rimming the glass (optional)
To make 2:
Add tequila, blood orange juice, lime juice, Cointreau and simple syrup into cocktail shaker, or container, and stir well.
Pour over ice in a cocktail glass. Garnish with fresh lime and/or orange blood wedges, if desired.
To make a pitcher:
Combine tequila, blood orange juice, lime juice, Cointreau and simple syrup into a pitcher. Add fresh lime and/or orange blood wedges, if desired. Give it a stir and then place in the refrigerator to chill. Be sure to prep this at least an hour before serving so that it can get nice and cold in the refrigerator.
Pour over ice in a cocktail glass.
If you like a salt-rimmed glass:
For the simple syrup:
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, stir together equal parts of water and sugar, I usually add 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil, stirring, until sugar has completely dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature. Store in a covered jar in the refrigerator up to 4 weeks. Use to sweeten any of your favorite drinks.
Blood oranges are in season from December through May, but if you can’t find them, or you want to enjoy this cocktail when they’re out of season, you can use this juice. It tastes very good and it’s available all year long, just make sure to reduce the amount of simple syrup as the juice has some sugar added.
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Please note that nutritional information is a rough estimate and it can vary depending on the products used.