Today Recipes | Homemade Blood Orange Margarita Recipe – I’ve made this drink many times and everyone always comments on how good it is. It is a potent drink, but one before dinner is a perfect cocktail. I use the recipe as is, except I like using lime juice in place of lemon because it is closer to the original margarita recipe. It’s delicious with a salt rimmed glass as well. Enjoy!

Homemade Blood Orange Margarita Recipe

Homemade Blood Orange Margarita Recipe

SERVING: 3    

Preparation time                   Cook time

5 Minutes                               1 Minutes


  • 2 ounces silver/Blanco tequila
  • 2 ounces fresh blood orange juice (about 1 large blood orange, juiced)
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice (about 1 lime, juiced)
  • 1 teaspoon light agave nectar
  • 1 tiny drop pure vanilla extract (optional)
  • Salt and brown sugar rim (use all salt if you want)
  • 2 teaspoons kosher sea salt and/or Himalayan salt
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar (optional)
  • Lime wedges


  1. Mix together the salt and sugar on a small plate (preferably one just slightly larger than the top of your margarita glass). Run a wedge of lime around the top of your glass. Dip the top of the glass into the salt blend at a 45-degree angle and roll it from side to side to catch the salt. Add ice cubes to your glass and set it aside.
  2. Fill a small cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in the tequila, freshly squeezed blood orange and lime juice and agave nectar. If desired, add a drop of vanilla extract (don’t pour it straight from the bottle, I used the blunt end of a fork as a dropper).
  3. Put on the lid and shake for 30 seconds. Strain the liquid into your glass and garnish with a slice of blood orange, if desired.

Tip: To crush ice, put ice in large reseal able freezer plastic bag, and seal. Put on solid surface, and crush with meat mallet or rolling pin.

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