Blood Orange Margarita Recipe

Margarita
Allison Beck

Ingredients

  • Juice of 2 limes (about ¼ cup juice)
  • Juice of 2 blood oranges (about ¼ juice)
  • ½ cup triple sec
  • ½ cup Tequila, preferably 100% agave
  • Ice
  • 1 lime, cut into 4 wedges
  • Salt, for rimming

This recipe is derived from my dad’s amazing margaritas. During the summer, he’s the margarita-maker. I don’t know what he does, but I can never seem to recreate the slightly-tart, slightly-sweet, and oh-so-easy-to-drink cocktail he creates. Here, I sub half the lime juice for blood orange juice. Just remember: The key to the recipe is equal parts juice to triple sec to tequila.

I’ve dabbled with using both triple sec and Grand Marnier in the drink. I find a smoother taste comes from using good-quality triple sec (not the $5 stuff in the grocery store). And NEVER use anything but fresh lime juice — preferably from room temperature limes.

This recipe calls for serving the margarita up, but you can also serve it over rocks. A salt rim is up to you... But forgetting the Chunky Guacamole with chips is a crime.

Directions

In a shaker, combine the juice, triple sec, and tequila. Add ice and shake well. Set aside.

Coat the rims of 4 martini glasses with lime and rim with salt. Pour in margarita and serve.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

224 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Fat, Low Sodium Fat Free, Low Fat Abs, Kidney Friendly, Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, No Oil Added

Daily value:

11%

Servings:

4
  • Fat 1g 2%
  • Carbs 101g 34%
  • Saturated 0g 1%
  • Fiber 12g 49%
  • Sugars 81g
  • Protein 4g 9%
  • Sodium 15mg 1%
  • Calcium 189mg 19%
  • Magnesium 48mg 12%
  • Potassium 835mg 24%
  • Iron 1mg 7%
  • Zinc 0mg 3%
  • Phosphorus 86mg 12%
  • Vitamin A 889IU 18%
  • Vitamin C 231mg 386%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 25%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 11%
  • Niacin (B3) 1mg 7%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 14%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 120µg 30%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 5%
  • Vitamin K 1µg 1%
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 0g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 0g
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