This probably comes as no surprise…

Blood Orange Margaritas I howsweeteats.com

But I just can’t help myself.

And you shouldn’t be able to either.

Blood Orange Margaritas I howsweeteats.com

Blood Orange Margaritas

makes a single serving

1 1/2 ounces tequila (silver or gold, based on your preference)

1 ounce grand mariner

1 1/2 ounces simple syrup

1 ounce fresh lime juice

1 1/2 ounces blood orange juice (about 1-2 oranges)

salt for the rim, lime/orange wedges for garnish

Rim the ridge of your glass with a lime wedge and dip in margarita salt. I actually combined the salt with some blood orange sugar, but that’s up to you. Fill the glass with ice. In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, grand marnier, simple syrup, blood orange and lime juice with ice, and shake for about 30 seconds. Pour over ice and squeeze in lemon and orange slices.

Blood Orange Margaritas I howsweeteats.com

Seriously!

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90 Responses to “Blood Orange Margaritas.”

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    Ally — January 15, 2012 @ 2:32 pm

    Great Sunday morning wake up call! Forget the mimosa! Ally :)

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    Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe — January 15, 2012 @ 3:09 pm

    Wowza.

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    Diana @ frontyardfoodie — January 15, 2012 @ 7:13 pm

    A pregnant woman such as myself should not be reading this. No, seriously.

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    Zesty Cook — January 15, 2012 @ 8:19 pm

    Gorgeous looking drink! I bet this would be especially fantastic on a hot summer day. YUM!

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    Katie — January 15, 2012 @ 9:05 pm

    You and those blood oranges…I can’t get enough of that color. keep them coming!

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    Naomi(onefitfoodie) — January 15, 2012 @ 9:13 pm

    LOVE….now that got me thinking about grapefruit margaritas :)

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    Elizabeth @ the kitchen counsel — January 15, 2012 @ 9:41 pm

    these look amazing! i saw blood oranges in the grocery store the other day and now have a reason to buy them. thanks for the inspiration.

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    Devah — January 15, 2012 @ 9:56 pm

    I Vant To Drink Your Blood….Orange Margaritas~ ahh ah ahh! :{}

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    Katie @ Katie Without Restrictions — January 15, 2012 @ 11:56 pm

    These look ah-mazing. I LOVE blood oranges!

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    Morgan — January 16, 2012 @ 1:53 am

    Drinking these right now. oh man…

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    sarah — January 16, 2012 @ 1:24 pm

    So, I know it’s before noon – but I really want one of these NOW!
    Beautiful!

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    idiosyncratic eye — January 16, 2012 @ 2:26 pm

    I want!!!! ;)

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    joann — January 16, 2012 @ 2:32 pm

    Does anyone have a location that sells Blood Orange Juice…I’ve been drinking Blood Orange Cosmos and using 1 oz Blood ORange infused Skye Vodka, 2 oz of cranberry juice and 1 oz cointreau delish…but the margaritas sound great 2!!

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    Andi S — January 17, 2012 @ 2:01 am

    I LOVE blood oranges and LOVE margaritas! Does it get any better than that? These look so delicious! I think I might run to the store to get the missing ingredients.

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    Mercedes St. John — May 20, 2012 @ 5:21 pm

    This recipe is amazing! My husband now asks regularly for these. I juice extra oranges and limes and freeze it. That way we have it available when we get a craving.

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    juliemarg — May 24, 2012 @ 3:27 pm

    wow…

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    sonia — June 22, 2012 @ 1:47 am

    Taste so much better with freshly squeezed blood oranges.

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