I discovered the blood orange margarita about two years ago. I was at Tillman’s Roadhouse in Bishop Arts for a work dinner and they served their specialty cocktail. My socks were knocked off immediately.
In Texas, we love our margaritas. I mean love. Dallas is the birthplace of the frozen margarita (fun fact!) and almost every restaurant has its own spin on this Tex-Mex classic drink.
I love making margaritas for parties because they’re so tasty and seriously so easy to make. This crowd-pleasing Blood Orange Margarita recipe is such a unique spin on the traditional cocktail and takes well under 5 minutes to make (I made 2 in about a minute!), making it the perfect drink to serve at your next party! Keep reading for the full recipe.
Blood Orange Margarita
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Author: Glitter & Spice
Recipe Type: Drink, Cocktail
Cuisine: American, Tex-Mex
For the drink
- 2 ounces tequila
- 3 ounces blood orange juice
- 1 ounce light agave nectar (or simple syrup)
- 1 ounce fresh lime juice
- optional: 1 blood orange wedge
For the Brown Sugar and Sea Salt Rim
- 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons of sea salt
- 1 lime wedge
Mix the brown sugar and the sea salt together in a small bowl. Rub the rim of the glass with the lime wedge before placing the glass face-down in the bowl of sea salt and brown sugar. Swirl the rim of glass in the mixture to salt the rim of the glass before turning it upright.
Combine all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake to mix. Place ice in the salted glass and then pour the contents of the content shaker over the ice. Place a blood orange wedge on the rim of the glass before serving.