Blood Orange Margaritas

Blood Orange Margaritas

Celebrate citrus season with simple, gorgeous blood orange margaritas!


  • Sugar (optional)
  • blood orange zest
  • 1 1/2 oz blanco tequila (I like Casamigos)
  • 1/2 oz Cointreau
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 3 oz fresh blood orange juice
  • 1/4 oz agave nectar (if you prefer a sweeter drink)
  • Ice cubes


  1. Pour sugar on a small plate and mix with a bit of blood orange zest. Wet the rim of a martini or old fashioned glass. Turn upside down onto plate of sugar. Fill glass with ice.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, Cointreau, lime, blood orange juice, and agave if using. Add ice and shake for about 30 seconds. Strain into glass with ice and enjoy!

For a pitcher:

  1. Stir together 3/4 cup tequila, 2 oz Cointreau, 1/2 cup lime juice, 1 1/2 cups blood orange juice, and 1 oz agave (if desired). Add ice and sliced blood oranges for a pretty garnish.

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