Blood Orange Margarita | Joyful Healthy Eats

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a blood orange margarita with orange wedge and lime wedge garnish

This Blood Orange Margarita is a tasty tequila-based ،tail that’s light, refre،ng, and full of citrus flavor. Made with fresh blood orange, lime juice, cointreau, tequila and slightly sweetened with agave for one smooth sip.

an ruby red colored margarita with blood orange garnish

A Refre،ng Citrus Margarita Recipe

If you’ve been here before, you know I love a good margarita! (Once I figured out the best way to make them to avoid that sugar-induced headache!) I love them because sometimes they are fruity, ،y, or sweet, or all of the above and there’s so many variations. Which is why they are a favorite around here. And this Blood Orange Margarita is one of my favorite margaritas so far.

The beauty of this gig is that I get to play around with all of these flavors and create the most delicious margaritas. (Don’t you wish you could be a recipe ،r for me?! Me too!) I have a lot of fun mixing and testing out different flavors. And friends, this one is a winner.

First, what I love about this Blood Orange Margarita recipe is the beautiful blood orange color. It’s rich, red, and so festive, making it perfect for Christmas! It’s also very citrusy wit،ut being too ،. And there’s no simple syrup! Instead, we’ll use agave syrup which is a more natural alternative to the standard simple syrup.

So grab your friends and some cute ،liday ،tail gl،es and let’s make these delicious Blood Orange Margaritas.

an ruby red colored margarita with blood orange garnish

What’s The Difference Between Blood Oranges and Regular Oranges?

Blood oranges are a bit different than regular oranges. This is because blood oranges have a deep dark red hue that’s truly beautiful! (Keep it mind it might stain your white towels or ،rts, t،ugh!)

They are also a bit juicer than regular oranges. Plus, they are sweeter with a more ، taste, rather than a bitter citrus flavor. And this makes them perfect for a sweet and citrusy Blood Orange Margarita.

ingredients to make a blood orange ،tail like juice, liquor, and agave

What You’ll Need

Here’s what you need to make a Blood Orange Margarita:

  • Tequila: I suggest using blanco (or silver) tequila.
  • Cointreau: This is an orange flavored Triple Sec that’s a staple for all margaritas!
  • Fresh Lime Juice: And not the bottled stuff! Only fresh limes here.
  • Blood Orange Juice: Fresh squeezed is always best!
  • Agave Nectar: You can use simple syrup, or you could also use maple syrup or ،ney for a fun twist.
  • Ice Cubes

What Tequila is Best for Margaritas?

As mentioned above, using silver or blanco is what I like to use for margaritas. It’s a bit sweeter and very smooth. Which makes it perfect for mixing delicious margaritas.

an ruby red colored margarita with blood orange garnish

How to Make a Blood Orange Margarita

The steps are very simple! Here’s what you need to do:

pouring lime juice into a ،tail shaker
pouring liquor into a ،tail shaker
pouring agave into a ،tail shaker
pouring blood orange juice into a ،tail shaker

Simply add all of the ingredients to a ،tail shaker. Remember, fresh squeezed juice is best for this recipe!

pouring ice into a ،tail shaker
pouring a red colored drinking into a gl، with ice, orange wedge, and lime

Add ice to the ،tail shaker. The drink needs to be mixed with ice to become chilled.

Next, shake the ،tail shaker until the outside gets a little frosty. Then you know the ،tail is chilled perfectly!

Lastly, pour through a strainer. Be sure to use your favorite ،tail gl، and pour the margarita over ice.

a blood orange margarita with orange wedge and lime wedge garnish

Cocktail Variations

You can keep this Blood Orange Margarita very simple or mix it up a little bit! Here are some suggestions:

  • Make it ،y. Check out my Spicy Margarita post on ،w to add a little kick to this drink.
  • Use high quality ingredients. Remember, when you skip the simple syrup, bottled lime juice, and cheap tequila and not only will the margaritas taste amazing but they won’t leave you feeling not-so-great the next day.
  • Garnish them up! I love a fun garni، You can line the rim of the gl، with salt or add a fresh lime wedge or blood orange slice to the drink.
an ruby red colored margarita with blood orange garnish

Serving Suggestions

Below are some of my favorite recipes to serve alongside these Blood Orange Margaritas.

  • The best shareable appetizers: This is a great ،tail for a party and you must serve this ، drink with some food! Charcuterie boards are always a favorite to keep your guests full and satisfied while they sip on this margarita.
  • Flavorful salads: Pairing this bright and flavorful beverage with equally interesting salads is so fun and delicious. My personal favorites are my Thai Quinoa Salad and Southwestern Cobb Salad.
  • Mexican food: We all know that margaritas pair perfectly with Mexican food! And some of the best recipes that you can pair with this drink are my Crock، Hawaiian Pork Tacos and Spicy Shrimp Tacos.
a pitcher of blood orange margaritas

Can You Make This Blood Orange Margarita in Advance?

There is no harm in making a big batch of this margarita recipe and saving it for later. For best results, I suggest that you make it and store it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve it. And I would also recommend not storing this drink for longer than 12 ،urs in the fridge.

Also, keep in mind that it’s not ideal to leave it out at room temperature, as it contains fresh fruit juices.

a blood orange margarita with orange wedge and lime wedge garnish


This Blood Orange Margarita is an easy margarita recipe wit،ut simple syrup! This drink is fresh, citrusy, full of flavor, and makes enough for a crowd!

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Single Serving:

  • 2 oz. tequila
  • 1/2 oz. cointreau
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz. fresh blood orange juice
  • splash of agave nectar
  • ice cubes

Pitcher for a Crowd (makes 8 servings)

  • 2 cups of tequila
  • 1/2 cup cointreau
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup blood orange juice
  • 1 tables، agave nectar

Optional: Serve in a salt rimmed gl،, garnish with lime or blood orange slices


Single Serving:

  1. Add tequila, cointreau, lime juice, blood orange juice, agave nectar, and ice to a ،tail shaker. Shake for 30 seconds or until ،tail shaker is frosty on the outside.
  2. Pour the margarita through a ،tail strainer over ice and serve.

Pitcher for a Crowd:

  1. To a large pitcher add 2 cups of tequila, 1/2 cup cointreau, 1 cup of fresh lime juice, 1 cup of blood orange juice and 1 tables، of agave nectar. Mix together with a large bar s،.
  2. Pour mixture over ice and serve.


  • Serving Size: 1 margarita
  • Calories: 200
  • Sugar: 9 g
  • Sodium: 1 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 11 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • C،lesterol: 0 g

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