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Blood Orange Margarita

The Blood Orange Margarita is a great twist on a traditional margarita. Because the blood orange itself, is a sweet and tart fruit, its juice is a perfect replacement for fresh lime juice. Our recipe below is simple and best executed when using fresh blood orange juice. If fresh juice is not available, store bought is acceptable.


2 oz. Premium silver Tequila

1 oz. Fresh blood orange juice (store bought if fresh blood oranges aren’t available)

1 oz. Organic agave nectar

1/2 oz. Cointreau

Blood orange slice or orange twist for garnish


Rub a blood orange slice or regular orange twist on half of a rocks glass. Gently roll that half of the glass onto a plate of sea salt. Next, fill that glass with ice. In a shaker, combine all ingredients with ice. Shake well (20-30 seconds for the proper dilution) and strain into salted rocks glass with ice. Garnish with blood orange slice or orange twist.


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