Try this recipe for blood orange margaritas, then check out our classic margarita recipe, frozen margarita, spicy margarita and margarita mocktail. For another citrusy cocktail, try our sidecar recipe.


  • 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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