Try these Blood Orange Margaritas for a refreshingly delightful twist on a classic margarita! The sweet yet tart flavor of blood oranges make this margarita perfect for any occasion!
I was at Trader Joe’s a few weeks ago and was delighted to see they had blood oranges on sale! I always enjoy these sweet yet slightly tart oranges…sweet like a navel orange but tart kinda like a raspberry…is how I’d best describe their flavor if you made me. 🙂 So I bought a few bags and would be lying if I told you that I didn’t concoct a fun cocktail to enjoy with some friends in our screened in porch..it’s getting to the end of the school year, we mommas need some lovin’! These margaritas went over very well…and the cool-looking deep red color definitely adds to the fun of drinking them!
I love a good margarita but am a no salt on the rim kinda girl which totally works for these margs because of the sweet and slightly tart nature of the blood oranges. I take a slice of blood orange and rub it along the outer rim of the glass and then dip the rims into a plate of evaporated cane sugar although you could use any type of sugar you like. The combo of the sugar on the rim and the margarita itself is delish!
Here are some things that are not needed but are nice to have on hand to make these Blood Orange Margaritas.
lemon juice squeezer like this one to juice the blood oranges and limes
cocktail shaker full of ice so that the margaritas are nice and chilled. I like to squeeze the blood oranges and lime directly into the shaker!
You can obviously make do without these items but I think it makes the process of making them waaaay more fun!
Blood Orange Margaritas
Prep time - 5 mins
Total time - 5 mins
Recipe type: beverage
2 blood oranges
⅛ cup triple sec
¼ cup Tito's Vodka
⅛ cupevaporated cane sugar
1. Squeeze the juice of one blood orange and the lime into the a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
2. Pour in the triple sec and vodka.
3. Place the cap onto the shaker, secure well, and shake.
4. Slice the remaining blood orange in half and then each half into quarters.
5. Using one slice, coat the rim of your glasses with the orange slice and then dip the rims into a plate of sugar.
6. Pour the blood orange margarita into two glasses and garnish each glass with a slice of blood orange.
Ahhh, now doesn’t that look soooooo good!!!
And just a little side note: these margs pack a punch…so relax and enjoy!