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Blood Orange Margaritas

  • Author: Rachel Phipps
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Cuisine: Mexican


A strong, fruity margarita that is a beautiful, refreshing way to enjoy the best of late winter blood oranges. Easily scaled up to make a pitcher for a crowd.


  • 120ml Tequila Blanco
  • 40ml Triple Sec
  • Juice of 3 Large Blood Oranges
  • Juice of 2 Limes
  • 2 Large Handfuls Ice Cubes
  • Fine Sea Salt (optional, for salted glass rims)


  1. Combine the tequila, triple sec and citrus juice with a handful of ice in the cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously for about a minute.
  2. If you’re rimming the glasses, shake a thin layer of salt on one plate, and pour a little triple sec on another. Dip the glass rims first in the triple sec, then the salt, making sure only to coat the outside rim of the glass.
  3. Divide the remaining ice between the two glasses, and strain over the margarita mix. Serve immediately.