Blood Orange Margarita

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Recipe: #34476

March 09, 2020

"I'm fascinated by blood oranges and am always excited when they show up in the grocery store. This is one more way to use them, thanks to a recipe on Delish."

Original is 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (349.8 g)
  • Calories 118.7
  • Total Fat - 0.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 7928.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 27 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6.1 g
  • Sugars - 17.5 g
  • Protein - 4.7 g
  • Calcium - 106.7 mg
  • Iron - 3.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 46.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Moisten rim of 2 margarita glasses and dip in kosher salt.

Step 2

Fill a cocktail shaker with crushed ice. Add orange juice, tequila, and triple sec.

Step 3

Shake well and strain into glasses.

Step 4

Garnish with orange wedges, if desired.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • Make sure to use fresh blood orange juice for the best flavor.
  • Triple sec or Cointreau can be used for the liqueur, depending on preference.

  • Substitute lime juice for the blood orange juice - this will give the margarita a more traditional flavor, while still maintaining a citrusy taste.
  • Substitute Grand Marnier for the triple sec or Cointreau - this will add a deeper, more complex flavor to the margarita, as well as a slight sweetness.

Mango Margarita Replace the blood orange juice with mango juice and garnish with mango wedges instead of orange wedges.

Queso Fundido - A delicious blend of melted cheese and chorizo, served with tortillas or chips. This dish is the perfect accompaniment to the Blood Orange Margarita, as the spiciness of the chorizo complements the tartness of the margarita.

Grilled Shrimp Tacos: Grilled shrimp tacos are a great accompaniment to the Queso Fundido and Blood Orange Margarita. The light and flavorful shrimp will pair nicely with the spicy chorizo and tart margarita. Plus, the tacos are easy to assemble and serve, making them the perfect addition to your meal!


Q: What type of salt should be used for a Blood Orange Margarita?

A: Kosher salt should be used for a Blood Orange Margarita.

Q: How much tequila should be used for a Blood Orange Margarita?

A: For a Blood Orange Margarita, use 2 ounces of tequila.

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