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Spicy Blood Orange Margarita

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Citrus season = life, so I had to re-share this incredible cocktail recipe featuring one of the most underrated citrus fruits ever. If you’ve never had a blood orange before, it’s time to hop on the blood orange train.

Remember Rebecca’s Pomegranate Margarita recipe? Well, our Resident Cocktail Queen has tried it again with this beautifully spicy cocktail. blood orange margarita It has a kick of heat from fresh blood orange juice and jalapenos.

Today also happens to be Cinco de Mayo, so it’s the perfect time to get people together to make a few margs or an entire pitcher and have some fun!

in love with blood orange

If you’ve never had a blood orange, now is the time! From December he’s in season until May, so it’s the perfect time to get your hands on the last blood he oranges of the season. It usually looks like a plain orange on the outside, but the inside is dark red instead of orange. They’re also sweeter than regular oranges, making them the perfect citrus fruit to use in margaritas!

By the way, how gorgeous is that color!?

Pour a blood orange margarita into a glass

Ingredients in this Blood Orange Margarita

To make these wonderfully spicy Blood Orange Margaritas, you’ll need 5 simple ingredients (and an optional garnish).

  • tequila: I like to use Silver Tequila in my margaritas, but Reposado Tequila is also a great option if you prefer more oaky or aromatic flavors.
  • Simple syrup: you will need some simple syrup Plus just the right amount of sweetness. See below for how to make your own.
  • juice: We shake both fresh lime juice and fresh blood orange juice for a refreshing flavor. We know you’ll love how delicious our Blood Orange Juice is.
  • Jalapeno: Since this is a spicy margarita, add the jalapeno slices directly to the shaker. Hmm.
  • For serving: i like to frame the glass Tagine Or add salt and a thin blood orange slice for a pretty garnish.

Spicy Blood Orange Margarita in a glass

Customize your margarita

Because this Blood Orange Margarita is made with fewer ingredients, it’s also easy to customize based on your taste preferences. Here’s how to create your own.

  • Add bubbles: With a dollop of club soda on top, this is a fun, frothy margarita!
  • Choose your spiciness level: If you’re sensitive to spice, reduce the jalapeño slices or omit them altogether.
  • Try new fruits: I love the unique flavor of blood orange, but grapefruit is delicious too! Also be sure to try the pomegranate margarita.

Blood orange margarita in a glass

How to make homemade simple syrup

A simple syrup that you can easily make at home!To make it, just shake the same part Granulated sugar and water together bottle About 1-2 minutes until the sugar dissolves. Two tablespoons each is enough for two of these Blood Orange Margaritas for this recipe.

don’t forget that garnish

Optional, but I love to add Tagine Or add sea salt to the rim of the glass! A tagine is a Mexican spice blend, usually made up of dried and ground chilies, sea salt, and dried lime juice. Chili and lime go well with a spicy blood orange margarita.

To add a rim to the glass, just cCut the lime into wedges and rub the cut edge of the lime along the rim of your favorite glass. Pour the tagine (or sea salt) into the dish and dip the rim of the wet glass into the tagine to coat it.

Top down view of two blood orange margaritas

Easy Blood Orange Margarita in 3 Steps

  1. Salt the edges. Add salt or tagine to the rim according to the instructions above before making the cocktail.
  2. shake it. Add all ingredients (except garnish) to a cocktail shaker or mason jar filled with 1/2 cup ice cubes. shake it all up.
  3. Serve & Enjoy! Fill a glass with ice, pour in a margarita, top with a slice of blood orange and enjoy!

Spicy Blood Orange Margarita in a glass

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Spicy Blood Orange Margarita

Two blood orange margaritas in glasses

A refreshing and delicious Spicy Blood Orange Margarita made with 5 simple ingredients! This beautiful Blood Orange Margarita recipe is easy to make and a great way to enjoy blood oranges. Perfect for dates, girls’ nights, and three-person gatherings!


  • For margaritas:
  • Four
    silver tequila
  • 1
    Simple Syrup* (2 tablespoons)
  • 2
    Freshly squeezed lime juice (1/4 cup fresh lime juice)
  • 2
    freshly squeezed blood orange juice
  • 2-4
    jalapeno slices (depending on how spicy you like it)
  • For serving:
  • tagine (or sea salt) and lime wedges (to rim the glass), if desired
  • sliced ​​blood orange
  • ice


  1. If you want your glass to have a rim, do this first. Cut the lime into wedges and rub the lime cut along the rim of your favorite glass. Pour the tagine (or sea salt) into the dish and dip the rim of the wet glass into the tagine to coat it.

  2. Add tequila, simple syrup, fresh lime juice, blood orange juice and jalapeno slices to cocktail shaker. Next, add about ½ cup ice cubes to the shaker, cover tightly, and shake vigorously for about 15 seconds.

  3. Add ice to 2 glasses and immediately pour over the margarita mixture and garnish with a slice of blood orange. fun!

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*A quick shortcut for easy syrup: Combine granulated sugar and water (2 tablespoons for 2 tablespoons) in a small jar and shake for 1-2 minutes until the sugar dissolves.

Double, triple or quadruple your recipes to serve more dishes.


Serving: 2 servings

Serving size: 1 margarita

calorie: 175kcal

carbohydrates: 11.9g

fiber: 0.1g

sugar: 9.5g

protein: 0.2g

Recipe: Monique Volz // Ambitious Kitchen | Photographer: eat sweets

This post was first published on February 23, 2022 and republished on May 4, 2023.

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