Blood Orange Margarita

It’s hard to beat a margarita! This Blood Orange Margarita is made with deliciously sweet-tart blood oranges make this vibrant margarita one of the best you’ll ever taste! The gorgeous blush color of this Blood Orange Margarita makes for a lovely drink to serve guests!

blood orange margarita recipe

When you are craving a margarita in the winter or early spring, this refreshing Blood Orange Margarita is sure to hit the spot! This blood orange cocktail is perfectly citrusy with a just enough sweet to balance the slight tart of the blood orange. Blood Oranges are typically found in the winter months, or from December to April, depending on where you live- be sure to look for them in your favorite grocery store!

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This Blood Orange Margarita is easy to make with freshly squeezed blood orange and lime juices, your favorite tequila, and a little bit of agave for a hint of sweetness.

blood orange margarita recipe

You won’t be able to get enough of this delicious blood orange margarita!

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How to make a Blood Orange Margarita


  • tequila
  • fresh squeezed blood orange juice
  • fresh squeezed lime juice
  • agave nectar
  • ice
  • lime juice and salt for the rim
  • fresh slices of blood orange and lime for the rim


Begin by rimming your glass. Run a wedge of lime around the edge of your margarita glass, then dip the glass into margarita salt.

*regular salt works fine, if you don’t have any margarita salt on hand. We prefer to use a coarse salt, rather than table salt, if possible. This blood orange margarita is really pretty with pink salt on the rim!

Put one cup of ice in a cocktail shaker. Add the tequila, blood orange juice, lime juice, and agave.

*depending on the sweetness of your blood orange, and your taste in cocktails, you may want to use less agave in your margarita. I typically prefer 2 or 3 teaspoons of agave in my blood orange margarita.

Shake well to combine the margarita and chill the cocktail.

Add ice to your salt rimmed margarita glass, then strain and pour the blood orange margarita into the glass.

If you’d like to garnish your cocktail, add a slice of blood orange and/or a slice of lime to the edge of your glass.

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blood orange margarita recipe
Yield: 1 Cocktail

Blood Orange Margarita

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Delicious and citrusy Blood Orange Margarita is the perfect blood orange cocktail!


  • 2 cups ice
  • 2 oz. tequila
  • 2 oz. fresh squeezed blood orange juice
  • 1 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
  • ½ oz agave nectar
  • A lime wedge and margarita salt for the rim
  • Fresh blood orange slices for garnish
  • Fresh lime slices for garnish


    To rim your glass, run a wedge of lime around the edge of the glass, and dip into the margarita salt.
    To a cocktail shaker, add 1 cup ice, tequila, blood orange juice, lime juice, and agave.
    Shake well to combine and chill.
    Add 1 cup fresh ice to your glass, and pour the contents of the shaker into your glass, strained.
    Garnish with a fresh blood orange slice and a lime slice, optional.

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