Blood Orange Margaritas
Yield: 9
  • ⅔ cup fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 cup silver tequila
  • ½ cup Cointreau
  • 2 cups fresh blood orange juice (about 6 oranges)
  • A lime half for moistening the glass rims
  • Kosher salt or sugar
  1. Juice the blood oranges.
  2. In a pitcher, stir together the lime juice, sugar and ¾ cup water until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Add the tequila, Cointreau and blood orange juice.
  4. Rub the rims of three 6-ounce martini glasses with the cut side of a lime half.
  5. Spread coarse salt or sugar on a small plate and press the rims of the glasses until coated.
  6. Fill a cocktail shaker about ¾ full of ice and measure in 1½ cups of the cocktail mix for 3 drinks. Cover and shake for about 15 seconds to thoroughly chill the mixture.
  7. Strain into the glasses.
  8. Garnish the glasses with a slice of blood orange and a slice of lime if desired.
Recipe by Hugs and Cookies XOXO at