Blood Orange Margarita Cocktail Recipe | @whiteonrice
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Blood Orange Margarita with Bitters

Yield: 1 cocktail
Total Time:
10 mins
See the post for more cocktail details. Make sure to get the freshest blood oranges you can, and toss a rind or two into the shaker when mixing. Depending on the sweetness of the blood orange juice, you may need to slightly adjust the amount of simple syrup in the margarita recipe.


  • 1.5 ounces (45ml) fresh Blood Orange Juice
  • 1 ounces (30ml) Resposada or Anejo Tequila
  • 1/2 ounce (15ml) Simple Syrup
  • 1/2 ounce (15ml) fresh Lime Juice , or to taste
  • few dashes Orange Bitters
  • Kosher or Sea Salt for rimming the glass


  1. Rub the rim of two old fashioned glasses (or whatever glass you prefer) with an edge of a blood orange wedge or leftover rind. Swirl the rims through a small pile of kosher or sea salt to salt them. Add one or two large cubes into the glasses.
  2. Combine blood orange juice, tequila, simple syrup, lime juice, and bitters in an ice filled shaker. Add a left over rind or two from the blood oranges.
  3. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds, then strain into the salted glasses. Serve or drink immediately and with leisure.

Recipe Notes

Note 1: A basic simple syrup is a 1:1 ratio of sugar dissolved in water. example- One cup sugar dissolved in one cup of water. We usually make larger batches and keep on hand in the refrigerator.

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