Blood Orange Margaritas

It’s Friday.

Cheers. to. that. 

And don’t worry, I’ll make this real easy for you today.

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Your eyes are tired of staring at the computer.

Blood Orange Margaritas | edibleperspective.com

And now they’re blinded from the intense color of these blood orange margaritas.

Blood Orange Margaritas | edibleperspective.com

You can almost taste the weekend.

Blood Orange Margaritas | edibleperspective.com

Just a few more hours…

Blood Orange Margaritas | edibleperspective.com

Print Recipe!

Blood Orange Margarita gluten-free + vegan (if using GF + vegan liquor) // yields 1 margarita

  • 1 - 2 teaspoons agave simple syrup
  • 2 - 2 1/2oz freshly squeezed blood orange juice (strained if desired)
  • 1 1/2oz freshly squeezed lime juice (strained if desired)
  • 1 1/2oz reposado agave tequila (smoother taste over blanco + anejo)
  • splash of grand marnier
  • ice, blood orange slices, salt/sugar for rim

For the agave simple syrup: Stir together 1/2 cup hot water and 1/2 cup raw agave nectar until well combined. Chill in the fridge. Once chilled, keep in a sealed container for about 1 month.

For the salt + sugar rim: In a shallow bowl, mix flaked sea salt and pure cane sugar at a 2:1 ratio (salt : sugar). Add a few drops of blood orange juice and mix with your fingers until combined. Set aside.

For the margarita: Dip the top rim of the glass in water then dip in your salt/sugar mixture (if using). Fill your glass with ice.

Place 1 teaspoon simple syrup, 2oz blood OJ, lime juice, tequila, and grand marnier in a drink shaker. Shake vigorously for a few seconds and pour into an 8-10oz glass filled with ice. Taste and add more syrup, juice, or tequila if desired and stir. Top with an orange garnish and serve!

Notes:

Recipe easily doubles, triples, etc. Can be made a few hours ahead, just be sure to strain the ice before storing in the fridge in a sealed jar.

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Hope you love these tangy + bright margaritas! I just cannot get over the fuscia color from the blood oranges. If you try them out I’d love to see a photo on instagram. Tag it #edibleperspective !

Happy weekending!

Ashley