It's FRIDAY so...blood orange margaritas time???
The sun's been out and about the past few days here in Seattle and no cocktail says warm weather afternoons spent on your porch than a margarita. At least in my opinion. Plus, Cinco de Mayo is on Sunday! Blood orange margaritas to celebrate??
I think so! For the past few weeks I've noticed a ton of blood oranges at all the grocery stores I frequent (Yes, there's more than one grocery store. Honestly, more like five but back to the point). They looked SO good this year, I wanted to try them in a cocktail recipe. Thus, the blood orange margaritas were born.
You almost make them the exact same way as a regular margarita, just a little less lime and a little more blood orange. Salted glass rim and all! Unlike my frozen strawberry margaritas, I prefer these just like the classic; on the rocks, no fuss, with a little salt on the glass rim.
Without further ado, let's get to celebrating the weekend. Grab one of these thirst quenching cocktails and hop to it!Print
A refreshing twist on the classic margarita that will transform your cinco de mayo cocktail! With blood orange juice, lime juice, Cointreau, and Repasado tequila.
- 4 ounces Reposado tequila
- 2 ounces Cointreau (you can also use triple sec)
- 2 ounces fresh blood orange juice
- 1 ounce fresh lime juice
- Agave nectar or simple syrup to sweeten, as desired
- Coarse salt, lime and blood orange slices to garnish
- Run a lime slice along the rim of your margarita glass. Dip the rim of the glass onto a small plate with coarse salt until coated. Set aside.
- Mix tequila, cointreau, blood orange juice and lime juice together in a cocktail shaker. Shake until combined.
- Taste and add sweetener as desired. Start with a small amount, ¼ to ½ teaspoon. Mix after each addition and taste again (I prefer mine with little to no sweetener but most people like a touch of sweet). Fill salt rimmed glasses with ice. Pour the margarita mix in the cocktail shaker over the ice. Garnish with a lime slice and serve immediately.