Blood Orange Margarita
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Blood Orange Margarita
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The Blood Orange Margarita is a spin on the classic Mexican cocktail that is both vibrant in colour and burst of flavours. This refreshing drink is made with a combination ... more The Blood Orange Margarita is a spin on the classic Mexican cocktail that is both vibrant in colour and burst of flavours. This refreshing drink is made with a combination of tequila, orange liqueur, and freshly squeezed blood orange juice, giving it a beautiful balance of sweet and tangy notes. The addition of lime juice and sugar syrup adds a subtle tartness and sweetness to the drink, making it perfect for those who enjoy a well-rounded cocktail. A pinch of salt on the rim of the glass enhances the overall taste and adds a touch of savory to the drink. Served with a wedge of lime, this cocktail is a refreshing and vibrant treat for any occasion.
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Base ingredient
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Tequila
Garnish
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Lemon, orange
Alcohol content
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11.54% | 2.25 units *

Method
How to make a Blood Orange Margarita

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Rim the ridge of your glass with a lime wedge and dip in margarita salt
Fill the glass with ice
In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, Grand Marnier, simple syrup, blood orange and lime juice with ice, and shake for about 30 seconds
Pour into glass and squeeze and drop in lemon and orange slices, then serve
~ I combined the salt with some blood orange sugar for the rim, but it's up to you. ~

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·  Rim  ·  Shake  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly shake a Blood Orange Margarita?

To properly shake a Blood Orange Margarita, first, fill your cocktail shaker about halfway with ice. Add the tequila, blood orange juice, lime juice, orange liqueur, and sugar syrup to the shaker. Secure the lid tightly and shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds to chill and mix the ingredients thoroughly. Strain the mixture into a salt-rimmed whisky glass and serve cold.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some creative ways to garnish a Blood Orange Margarita?

A traditional garnish for a Blood Orange Margarita includes a lime wedge and a salted rim. For a creative twist, consider adding a blood orange slice or a small sprig of fresh thyme or rosemary to the rim for color and a hint of herbal flavor. You can also sprinkle a bit of chili powder on the salted rim for an extra kick.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute anything for the blood orange juice if I can't find any?

If blood orange juice is unavailable, a good substitute would be a combination of regular orange juice with a splash of cranberry juice. This mix mimics the tartness and color of blood oranges. Another option is to use pomegranate juice, which provides a similar color and a slightly tart, sweet flavor that complements the cocktail well.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are perfect for serving a Blood Orange Margarita?

The Blood Orange Margarita, with its vibrant color and citrusy, refreshing taste, is perfect for spring and summer gatherings, such as backyard barbecues, pool parties, or garden get-togethers. It's also a great choice for festive occasions, like Cinco de Mayo celebrations or romantic Valentine’s Day dinners, thanks to its striking red hue.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

How can I make a non-alcoholic version of a Blood Orange Margarita?

To create a non-alcoholic version of a Blood Orange Margarita, substitute the tequila and orange liqueur with non-alcoholic alternatives, such as a non-alcoholic tequila-style spirit and an orange juice concentrate or non-alcoholic orange bitters. Mix these with the blood orange juice, lime juice, and sugar syrup as per the original recipe, shake well with ice, and serve in a salt-rimmed glass.

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