Thirsty Thursday--Blood Orange Margaritas

So once again, I am posting my very favorite type of cocktail--
The Margarita.

This one is a super fabulous Blood Orange Margarita.
It is sweet, a little bit tart, and very, very dangerous.

I really don't know what I can say about these margaritas other than they are spectacular.
Blood oranges are just about my absolute favorite citrus fruit.  Sadly, they are only available for a very short time every year.  I'm lucky enough to have a tree that produces some fabulous fruit. So I get all giddy and start making everything that I can with the fruit.  I'm kind of like on "blood orange crack".  They are just so beautiful and taste so delicious!

(I found the recipe here and if you get a chance, you really need to check out her site.
It is full of gorgeous, delicious food.)

Blood Orange Margaritas
(slightly adapted from How Sweet It Is)

Printable Recipe

2 ounces tequila
1 ounce Grand Mariner
1 1/2 ounces simple syrup
1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
2 ounces blood orange juice
salt for the rim, lime/orange wedges for garnish

Rim the edge of your glass with a lime wedge and dip in margarita salt ( I actually used blood orange sea salt).  Fill the glass with ice.  In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, Grand Mariner, simple syrup blood orange and lime juice with ice, and shake for about 30 seconds.  Pour over ice and add an orange or lime slice for garnish.



  1. I'm on a blood orange love fest at my house right now, too. Although, I can't do tequila. Ever. Again. lol Looks super pretty though.

  2. This looks so cool and delicious in the photo that I could almost be convinced to start drinking. Well, maybe I can find a recipe for a non alcoholic blood orange margarita. :-)

  3. Cheers Sabrina! I will have to give this one a try in the Summer :) Thanks for sharing, I will be sure to check out How Sweet It Is too.


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