Blood Orange Margarita

Take your margaritas up a notch! These refreshing blood orange margaritas are easy to mix up for two or made in a pitcher for a crowd.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
Author: Lee Funke
Yield: 2-4 1x
Category: Drink
Method: No Bake
Cuisine: Mexican


Honey Simple Syrup*

  • ¼  cup water
  • ¼  cup honey
  • ½  teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 2 fl. oz. honey simple syrup
  • 4 fl. oz. blood orange juice (~46 medium blood oranges)
  • 4 fl. oz. tequila
  • 2 fl. oz. lime juice (~68 medium limes)
  • 12 cups ice (+ more for serving)


  1. First prepare the honey simple syrup. Add the water, honey, and vanilla to a small pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Turn heat to low and let simmer for 10 minutes (stirring periodically). Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. Next, add 1 to 2 cups of ice to a cocktail shaker and then pour in blood orange juice, lime juice, tequila, and simple syrup. Option to add more simple syrup, depending on your preference.*
  3. Give the shaker a good shake so that everything gets mixed together.
  4. Serve over ice with fresh blood orange slices and a salty rim.


  • Blood oranges: be careful when juicing your blood oranges and they tend to be a little messy and might stain your clothes!


  • Serving Size: 1/4
  • Calories: 167
  • Sugar: 23
  • Sodium: 4
  • Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 27
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 1


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