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Blood Orange Margaritas with Citrus Salt

A delicious blood orange cocktail! You can also substitute lime juice for a classic margarita recipe
Prep Time5 mins
Resting Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: blood orange cocktail, citrus margarita, margarita recipe
Servings: 4 cocktails
Calories: 203kcal
Author: Jen Pinkston


  • ½ c blood orange juice (about 2 large blood oranges-- you can substitute lime juice for a classic recipe)
  • ¾ c. tequila (I love Casamigos!)
  • ¼ c Cointreau
  • ½ c water
  • ½ c sugar
  • rosemary and extra orange slices for garnish optional
  • salt for the rim of the glasses optional


  • Combine water and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat to create a simple syrup. Stir slowly until sugar has completely dissolved. Remove pan from heat and allow to cool.
  • Juice the blood oranges and set aside.
  • Add the salt to the juicy cutting board and combine and set aside.  It really doesn't require very much juice at all to add the citrus flavor and the pink color. Too much juice and your salt will start to dissolve. Run the fleshy part of a squeezed orange along the rim of your glass and then tip the glass over on the cutting board to add the salt to is.
  • Combine the juice, tequila, cointreau, and simple syrup in a large cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake rapidly.
  • Strain cocktail into salted rim glasses filled with ice and enjoy!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 59IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 10mg