As most of you, I’ve been spending a lot of time at home, and to avoid the inevitable of being bored and going stir crazy I’ve been doing a lot of cooking, baking, and cocktail creation. This blood orange margarita recipe has quickly become one of my favorites! The best part? It’s easy and delicious.
This margarita recipe doesn’t contain any orange liqueur and something I’ve learned from my many attempts at the perfect margarita, it doesn’t need it, in fact I think margaritas taste better without it. My honest thoughts? Any sort of liqueur is syrupy, medicinal, and expensive. My parents have a huge blood orange tree in their backyard but I know that sometimes they can be hard to find so if you need to just swap out fresh blood orange juice for fresh regular orange juice.
The Best Blood Orange Margarita
These amounts will yield 1 drink so adjust as needed.
- 2 ounces Codigo 1530 tequila
- 2 ounces fresh blood orange juice
- 1 teaspoon light agave nectar
- 1-ounce fresh lime juice
**Optional: salt rim & a slice of lime/blood orange for garnish
How to Make a Blood Orange Margarita
Step 1: Fill a small cocktail shaker with ice. This is also a good time to salt the rim of the cup if so desired.
Step 2: Pour in the tequila, freshly squeezed blood orange, lime juice, and agave nectar.
Step 3: Put on the lid and shake for 30 seconds.
Step 4: Strain the liquid into your glass and garnish with a slice of blood orange or lime (if desired).
Step 5: ENJOY!
If you make it & love it (or hate it), take a pic and tag me on Instagram (@blondeoutofwater) so I can see it & repost!
~ XOXO, the blonde who’s wishing she was sitting on a beach in Mexico, Amanda