This Blood Orange Margarita recipe is made with freshly squeezed blood orange and lime juices mixed with tequila and orange liqueur to create a flavorful drink that can be served on the rocks or frozen.
I like to mix up one of these Blood Orange Margaritas to wind down with after a long, busy week. Another wind-down favorite is my Strawberry Margarita that’s made using my homemade Strawberry Simple Syrup, it’s definitely a must-try!
This Blood Orange Margarita is packed with fresh, citrusy flavor between the blood oranges and limes! Blood oranges are in season from December to April so now is the time to get squeezing for this margarita!
Freshly squeezed juices may seem like added work but I promise it really makes for a better, more flavorful cocktail! In just one sip you’ll be able to see the work was worth it for that fresh orange flavor!
It’s easiest to find blood oranges in the winter and early spring months (December – April) since that’s when they are in season! If you grab some extras you can make this Blood Orange Cocktail too!
Blood Orange Margarita Ingredients
Mix this cocktail up with your favorite tequila, orange liqueur, freshly squeezed blood orange juice, and fresh-squeezed lime juice. Dress the glass up by dipping the rim in salt or sugar and garnishing with slices of oranges or limes!
I used Grand Marnier in this drink, but Cointreau and triple sec will also work. If you have pre-made margarita mix on hand you can use 2 ounces of that to replace the orange liqueur and lime juice in this recipe.
How To Make a Blood Orange Margarita
- Dip the rim of the glass in fresh blood orange juice followed by sugar or salt on a small plate. Then set it aside.
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, tequila, orange liqueur, blood orange juice, and lime juice. Shake it well.
- Strain into rimmed glass and garnish with a slice of blood orange or lime. Enjoy!
Make It A Frozen Margarita!
This margarita recipe can either be served on the rocks or frozen! To get the slushy-like consistency place all ingredients into a blender with a cup of ice and blend until smooth.
How To Make a Large Batch
This is one of those great recipes that’s really easy to make for a single person or crowd! For a large batch I would recommend using:
- 2 cups tequila
- 1 1/2 cups citrus liqueur
- 1 cup blood orange juice
- 1/2 cup lime juice
This will make 8 servings, perfect for serving from a large pitcher! Simple stir together all of the ingredients and refrigerate until chilled then serve over ice.
A big, ice-cold margarita tastes good whether you’re at home, out with friends, or celebrating Cinco De Mayo! Here are more great margarita recipes that are definitely worth sipping on!
- Blueberry Margarita – Fresh ripe blueberries are used to create a fruity New England take on this classic cocktail!
- Skinny Margarita – Under 100 calories while still enjoying a mix of limes and tequila!
- Spicy Jalapeno Margarita – A super smooth and sophisticated cocktail with jalapeno oil and rosewater!
- Frozen Champagne Margarita – Bubbly champagne mixes with tequila and lime for a fun cocktail!
Blood Orange Margarita
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Blood Orange Margarita
- ¼ cup blood orange juice or water
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 2 ounces tequila
- 1½ ounces orange liqueur
- 1 ounce blood orange juice fresh-squeezed
- ½ ounce lime juice fresh-squeezed
- Dip the rim of the glass in blood orange juice followed by sugar. Set aside until ready to use.
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the tequila, orange liqueur, blood orange juice, and lime juice. Shake well — about 30 seconds.
- Strain into rimmed glass and enjoy. Garnish with a slice of blood orange or lime.
- I recommend using freshly squeezed juice in this recipe — it really makes a huge difference in the flavor!
- I used Grand Marnier, but you could also use Cointreau or triple sec.
- You can substitute the Citrus Liqueur and Lime juice for 2 ounces of pre-made margarita mix if you have some on hand.
- For a bubbly margarita, add a splash of club soda or blood orange-flavored sparkling water or seltzer.
- Nutritional information does not include the sugar rim. A salt rim may also be used.