Sunday, May 15, 2011

Blood orange margaritas

I'd planned to post this as a TGIF article. Then a TGIS. Now it slipped to "Thank God It's Almost the Workweek"? Not so catchy. Or fun. I hope your week doesn't warrant one of these, but here's the recipe just in case. This is a beautifully ruby-colored twist on the classic lime margarita. You may choose to salt the rims. I like my margaritas without salt so I've chosen to leave these plain.

Blood orange margaritas
(Adapted from Food & Wine. The original was published November 2007, as part of "Dean Fearing's Dallas Thanksgiving")
Makes 8 servings

16 ounces blood orange juice
14 ounces tequila, preferably reposado
6 ounces lime juice
6 ounces Cointreau

In a pitcher, mix the blood orange juice with lime juice, Cointreau, and tequila. Garnish with blood orange slices.

Serve by pouring over ice into martini or margarita glasses. If serving immediately, you can add ice to the pitcher and strain into glasses garnished with a blood orange slice.

(Make Ahead: The margarita recipe can be prepared through Step 1 and refrigerated, covered, overnight.)


  1. Definitely wanting one of these...NOW

  2. So pretty! Wish it would stop raining. You need sun to drink a pitcher of margaritas. Thanks for sharing.

  3. That's share a pitcher of margaritas, not drink a pitcher. Good lord, you all must think I'm an alchie now.

  4. LOL! Lax, you party woman! Though I think after some kitchen renovation days, one might need a whole pitcher of margaritas. Thanks, deva. Rhome, I wish I could send you a rita. We should all have a virtual cocktail party. :)


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