Blood Orange Margaritas {with Infused Tequila}

If there’s one citrus I love during this time of year, it’s blood oranges. I’m such a fan, I use them in every cocktail I can think of during peak season. Of course, I also had to make some blood orange infused tequila so I could extend their life just a bit. Naturally, the first use for said infused tequila was a round (or three) of these blood orange margaritas.

Blood orange margaritas with blood orange infused tequila -

In addition to the infused tequila in these blood orange margaritas, I also added some more fresh squeezed blood orange juice because I couldn’t resist. They are just too good to leave sitting on the counter.

blood orange margaritas recipe

I think one of my favorite things about blood orange cocktails are how pretty they are to look at. The pink color is gorgeous as you can see in these pictures. Fresh squeezed lime and a float of Grand Marnier finishes the margarita. Instead of garnishing with a lime wedge as usual for a margarita, top it off with a slice of blood orange. Once the drink is gone, enjoy the garnish.

blood orange margaritas


Blood Orange Margarita {with Infused Tequila}
How to make a blood orange margarita with infused tequila.
Recipe type: Margarita
Serves: 2
  • 4 ounces blood orange infused tequila
  • 1 fresh squeezed blood orange
  • 1 fresh squeezed lime
  • 1 ounce Grand Marnier
  • 2 blood orange wheels for garnish
  • Optional: margarita salt
  1. If desired, rim margarita glass with lime and dip in salt.
  2. Combine infused tequila, blood orange and lime juice in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  3. Shake and strain into margarita glass.
  4. Float ½ ounce of Grand Marnier in each cocktail.
  5. Garnish with blood orange wheel.

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Jessica Torres is the chief cocktail creator here at One Martini. Outside of the internet, she works at DEATH & TAXES (a bar) and midtown eats (a restaurant) in Reno, Nevada. When not working, Jessica can be found working out, spending time with her family or attempting to nap. Subscribe to our newsletter to get all of the latest cocktail creations delivered directly to your inbox.
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2 comments… add one
  • Todd Wagner March 29, 2013, 1:23 am

    Blood orange margaritas used to be one of my go-to drinks for events back in my catering days. I always wish they were in season longer.. such lovely photos. Thank you for sharing.

    • Carri Brown March 30, 2013, 8:21 am

      We use blood oranges in a lot of our drinks, too! Thanks for stopping by.


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