Classic
Marisa Chafetz/Supercall

Tequila • Sour
Blood Orange Margarita

Explore drinks similar to this

The vibrant, ruby red blood orange tastes as bold as it looks. It has a less acidic, more rounded flavor than the traditional navel orange, with sweet-tart notes of juicy citrus and summer berries. Using freshly-squeezed blood orange juice in a Margarita instantly brightens the drink by adding an invigorating burst of fruitiness to the classic cocktail. Blood oranges are actually in season in the dead of winter, and they’re packed with antioxidants, giving you more than enough reasons to make the the Blood Orange Marg your new gray weather pick-me-up whenever you need a little liquid sunshine.   

The Essentials

tequila
blood orange juice
lime juice
Citrus Juicer
Shaker
The Details

Ingredients

2 oz Blanco Tequila
2 oz fresh blood orange juice (about 1 blood orange, juiced)
1 oz lime juice
.5 oz agave nectar
salt, for rim
blood orange slice, for garnish

Method

  • Rim a rocks glass in lime juice and salt, and set aside.
  • Shake tequila, fresh blood orange juice, lime juice and agave nectar with ice.
  • Strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice.
  • Garnish with a slice of fresh blood orange (brûléed with a torch or charred under a broiler, optional).
easy
Strength:
Tequila Sour Easy
Frozen Paloma

Though the Margarita gets a lot of the credit, the Paloma may well be the best use of tequila in a cocktail. Typically made with Squirt, a grapefruit soda the United States sent south of the border, the drink has overtaken the Margarita as the preferred agave cocktail in Mexico. While Squirt is traditional, other grapefruit sodas like Fresca or...