Happy Hour: Blood Orange Margarita

When I think of the Super Bowl, only one cocktail comes to mind: the margarita. While I've never met a margarita I didn't like, from beer to blackberry to jalapeño, my current obsession is with blood orange margaritas. Blood oranges are in season, and they give the drink a beautiful vibrant color and lovely tart flavor. I prefer my margaritas straight up or on the rocks, but if you enjoy them blended, feel free to toss the ingredients into a blender with ice. Pair with a plate of spicy chorizo nachos and let the weekend begin! Here's the recipe.

Blood Orange Margarita

Blood Orange Margarita


  1. Lime wedge
  2. Salt, optional for rimming the glass
  3. 1 blood orange, juiced
  4. 1 lime, juiced
  5. 2 ounces tequila
  6. 3/4 ounce orange liqueur
  7. 1/4 ounce agave nectar


  1. If desired, wet the rim of a margarita glass with a lime wedge and dip into a plate that is covered with salt. Fill the glass with ice and set aside.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the blood orange juice, lime juice, tequila, orange liqueur, and agave nectar. Add ice and shake vigorously to combine.
  3. Pour out the ice from the glass and strain the shaker's contents into the chilled, salt-rimmed glass. Enjoy immediately!

Serves 1.

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Yum — I really am a fan of the blood orange.
I just made blood orange margaritas last night! Great minds... Now I need to make them again with this recipe!
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