Try this recipe for blood orange margaritas, then check out our frozen margarita, spicy margarita, margarita mocktail and Paloma cocktail.

Want to make a classic version of this tequila cocktail? Follow our easy margarita recipe, which also includes some refreshing twists for summer.


  • ½ tsp sea salt flakes
  • ½ tsp caster sugar
  • a large pinch hot chilli powder
  • for the glass rims and to serve blood orange slices
  • 200ml tequila
  • 150ml blood orange juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 100ml triple sec


  • STEP 1

    Tip the sea salt flakes, sugar and chilli powder onto a plate and mix. Run a blood orange slice over the rims of four glasses, then dip them in the salt and sugar mixture. Fill the glasses with lots of crushed ice.

  • STEP 2

    In a bowl or jug, mix together the tequila, orange juice, lime juice and triple sec, add some ice and stir really well until chilled. Strain into the four glasses and serve with a blood orange slice or wedge on the rims.

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