Blood Orange Margarita

UPDATE: This post originally ran on April 30th, but we can’t get enough of this delicious recipe as the weather warms up!

The color, the name, the taste…everything about blood oranges sits well with me. That deep red hue when you slice it open reminds me of a liquid sunset, and the citrus aroma that fills the air is so refreshing. Cinco De Mayo (another thing I love) is just around the corner, and the margaritas are sure to be flowing in celebration. This year for a colorful twist on the traditional beverage, I came up with a recipe for a blood orange margarita that is both delicious and beautiful. If your having a party, or just want a fun new drink recipe for the season, you have to try this out!

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Blood Orange Margarita

(the below amounts yield a single serving)

1 1/2 ounces of tequila ( I used a silver tequila but feel free to use whatever kind you prefer!)

The juice of 2 blood oranges

1/2 ounce orange liquor

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 

1 teaspoon fresh lime juice 

2 dashes of bitters

a dash of agave nectar 

Soda water


Pink Himalayan salt

Red rock salt

Handful of ice

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Find a mason jar (or whatever you prefer), and throw a handful of ice cubes in before adding the tequila. I used a shots worth, but you can add in more or less depending on how strong you would like it.

squeezing in juice

Next, add in the juice of two blood oranges. I can’t get over how pretty this fruit is. The juice is the perfect pinkish-red color.

rock salt

Add in the rest of the ingredients, then fill the glass to the top with soda water. Now, I love me some salt on my margarita…on the rim, and even in the drink. I took a tiny dash of the pink Himalayan salt and added it straight into the drink. I also grinded up some of the red rock salt and used a bit of that too for the rim. Take a slice of blood orange for garnish and swipe it around the rim of your glass before placing on some salt with your fingertips.


Give it a good stir, garnish with some mint and voila!…a beautifully delicious blood orange margarita. You can also throw all of the ingredients into a blender if you like your margaritas frozen. Enjoy!

blood orange margarita

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7 years ago

This looks amazing! I love salted drinks. Good thing I still have a big chunk of pink Himalayan salt from my last trip to India.

7 years ago

Mmmmm, blood oranges are my favorite fruit. Can’t wait to try this.

7 years ago

Yes!! I used to makes these when Iived in Santa Barbara!! Cheers!!
Xx, Tiffany |

7 years ago

That last image is absolutely incredible! Beautiful work, team!

7 years ago

These will be a perfect treat all spring and summer long! I’m slightly obsessed with blood oranges and salted drinks so this looks heavenly. Cheers. (:

7 years ago
7 years ago

This looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it out!

7 years ago

This looks SO SO good, and the photos are perfection.

7 years ago

This looks SO SO good, and the photos are perfection.

7 years ago

Mmmmm looks lovely!
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