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Blood Orange Margarita

I am a very traditional "salt, on-the-rocks" girl, but these blood orange margaritas are also great with a sugar rim! Feel free to use regular oranges, or another type of citrus, if blood oranges are out of season.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 8 oz blood orange juice (about 2 lbs. oranges)
  • 4 oz lime juice (about 2 large limes)
  • 6 oz silver tequila
  • 2 oz orange liqueur
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • Margarita salt, orange wedges, and lime wedges for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Begin by juicing your blood oranges and limes. To make the margarita mix, combine the blood orange juice, lime juice, tequila, orange liqueur, and simple syrup in a small pitcher. Taste, and add more simple syrup, alcohol, or juice as necessary. Refrigerate until you're ready to serve.
  • To assemble the margaritas, place about 2 Tablespoons of margarita salt or sugar on a plate, and gently tap the plate to spread it out. Rub the rim of four margarita glasses with a wedge of lime. Press the rim of the glasses into the salt or sugar to ensure an even coat. Fill each glass with ice, and add 5.25 ounces of the margarita mix. Garnish with a blood orange wedge or lime wedge if desired. Serve immediately.

Notes

If blood oranges aren't in season, regular oranges or grapefruits would be a great sub.
Keyword blood orange, citrus, cocktails, tequila