Take advantage of blood orange season and make a batch of blood orange margaritas.
To be honest, before this year, I had never tried a blood orange. But after seeing so many recipes using them and finally finding some in our local store, I decided to try them. My kids love to drink them just freshly squeezed, as do I. We’ve also come up with a really good non-alcoholic fizzy drink that everyone likes. So, with all the fresh squeezed blood orange juice lying around, we decided to come up with a cocktail with blood orange. We are definitely fans of frozen fruit margaritas, like our strawberry thyme margarita or mango margarita. So, we decided to change it up and try a blood orange margarita.
There are two types of blood oranges and one or the other is available and in season December through May. Both will work for these blood orange margaritas.
This margarita is pretty simple. It’s just 4 ingredients, plus ice. I like it with just a little agave to sweeten it, but it really is up to your preferences. No other weird ingredients or mixes.
No room for a cocktail shaker? No worries, you can now buy a cocktail shaker top for mason jars. I think it works pretty well. And I always have a ton of mason jars hanging around. They are so versatile for storing food in the cupboard or fridge.
So that’s it. A fairly classic margarita with blood orange. Give it a try and see what you think.
Blood Orange Margarita
- 4 ounces blood orange juice
- 2 ounces lime juice
- 2 ounces tequila
- 1 tsp agave (optional)
MIx all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
Pour in a glass with a salted rim (if you prefer).