Fall has rolled in, and it's time to break out the cozy and colorful Autumn cocktails. This little blood orange margarita is warm and bright but she packs a delicious, beautiful, boozy punch.
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If you're hosting friends, this cocktail's a breeze to whip up in large batches; but she's also a delightfully simple solution for a solo evening or quiet night in with your S.O.
Use your favorite tequila for your margaritas- I went with Casamigos Reposado, but seriously, just choose a tequila you adore. Don't have a favorite? Check out this list.
Opt for Cointreau or Grand Marnier if you're feeling bougie, otherwise triple sec is always a safe bet for marg.
I like going all-out for the rim with a combo of tajin, salt, and sugar, but straight tajin or salt both work beautifully if you're feeling a little lazy (no judgment) or you're in a pinch.
Blood Orange Margarita Ingredients
- cointreau (or triple sec)
- blood orange
- pineapple juice (or mango juice)
- simple syrup
- fresh mint (optional)
- jalapeños (optional)
- rim salt
Blood Orange Marg Instructions
- Optionally- start by rimming your margarita or old-fashioned glass with a lime wedge and a combo of equal parts tajin, rim salt, and sugar.
- Squeeze and toss a couple of lime wedges and a small handful of ice into your cocktail shaker. Add in your tequila of choice, Cointreau (or triple sec), blood orange juice, pineapple juice, and simple syrup. Optionally, add a few torn mint leaves or sliced jalapeños.
- Shake it for 10-15 seconds like you mean it.
- Strain your margarita into your rimmed glass over fresh ice. Top her off with a little extra simple syrup if you're looking for a sweeter cocktail, or add in a few extra slices of jalapeños if you're looking for something with a little extra heat.
- Pop a blood orange wheel or wedge on the edge of your glass and garnish with extra mint if you're feeling it. Sip and enjoy!
Roll your blood oranges and limes on the countertop before slicing and juicing. This little trick loosens up the insides and gets you more juice.
- Cointreau - If you don't have Cointreau on hand, opt for Grand Marnier or triple sec.
- Blood Orange Juice - swap for plain orange juice in a pinch.
- Simple Syrup - Agave nectar or maple syrup are both great options for this blood orange marg.
- Mezcal - If you're looking for a smokier margarita, opt for mezcal.
- Mango - Not a pineapple fan? Mango juice is a delicious substitute.
- Jalapeños - Add some sliced jalapenos to the shaker, or add some to your glass just before pouring your margarita if you want some heat.
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Blood Orange MargaritaPrint Recipe
- 2 oz tequila of choice
- 1 oz Cointreau
- 2 oz blood orange juice
- 2 lime wedges squeezed and dropped into the shaker
- 1 oz pineapple juice
- ½ oz simple syrup
- 1 tablespoon tajin
- 1 tablespoon rim salt
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 4-6 mint leaves torn (optional)
- 2 tablespoon jalapeños sliced (optional)
- Wet the rim of a margarita glass with a lime wedge and coat with a mixture of Tajín, salt, and sugar.
- In a shaker, combine a small handful of ice, tequila, Cointreau, blood orange juice, squeezed limes and lime juice, pineapple juice, and simple syrup. Optionally add sliced jalapeños or torn mint leaves.
- Shake well until chilled, about 15 seconds.
- Strain into the prepared glass over fresh ice.
- Garnish with a blood orange wheel and enjoy!
- Feel free to adjust the sweetener to taste.
- Swap out the tequila or fruit juice as you see fit, but this combo is tried and true.
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