Traditional style margarita but made with blood orange juice and orange liqueur in addition to the tequila and lime!
I actually made this blood orange margarita last spring before I found out I was pregnant. I kept it from the blog at that time because I made it with the last of the blood oranges in the fridge and there were not any in stores to be found so I didn’t think it was appropriate to share a recipe when you couldn’t get all the ingredients.
But now here we are, and here it is. In all it’s gorgeous redish pink glory. And tequila…
Anyway, now it’s finally blood orange season again and I have again coveted all the blood oranges. Unfortunately, I am not making fun drinks and cocktails with them currently, as I still have 3 months left in this pregnancy. But this blood orange margarita is definitely going to make a comeback once I can fully enjoy margaritas again.
Maybe this will be the first drink I have once I am discharged from the hospital? If there’s still blood oranges in the stores in April then it totally will be.
Oh, if only citrus season was year round and I could get fresh blood oranges anytime of the year.
And looking at these gorgeous pictures is making me super sad that I cannot currently indulge in this sweet treat and go into the kitchen to make myself one right now.
Coming up with and making new cocktails is my new favorite thing to do and I cannot wait until I can start making new concoctions again.
This blood orange margarita will pair perfectly with taco Tuesday in your house as it is very easy to make. If you happen across this recipe and there aren’t any fresh blood oranges in the stores, you can totally substitute with pre-made blood orange juice. You can usually find small bottles or jugs of it in the juice section or sometimes I find it in the ethnic section.
Either way, head to the kitchen this weekend and whip yourself up a batch of these… enjoy some for you and then have one for me!
- 4 oz blanco tequila
- 3 oz orange liqueur
- 6 oz blood orange juice
- 2 oz lime juice
- 1 oz simple syrup
- In 2 shallow dishes add water to one and salt to the other. Dip rim of cocktail glass in water then line with salt. Fill glasses with crushed ice.
- Add ice to shaker cup and add all ingredients. Shake well for 30 seconds.
- Strain cocktail into rimmed glasses and garnish with fresh slice of blood orange and lime wedge, if desired. Serve Immediately.