Spicy Blood Orange Margarita | Bold Kitchen


As a result of citrus season = life I needed to reshare this unbelievable cocktail recipe utilizing one of the crucial underrated citrus fruits of all time. For those who’ve by no means had a blood orange earlier than it’s time to leap on the blood orange prepare as a result of they’re juicy, deliciously candy, and completely beautiful.

Bear in mind Rebecca’s pomegranate margarita recipe? Properly, our resident cocktail queen is at it once more with this stunning, spicy blood orange margarita that has recent blood orange juice and a kick of warmth from jalapeño. I like all issues spicy, so I shortly fell in love with this beautiful drink.

At present simply so occurs to be Cinco de Mayo, too, so it’s the right time to get your folks collectively to make just a few margs or a complete pitcher and revel in!

two blood orange margaritas on a board

Fall in love with blood oranges

For those who’ve by no means had a blood orange earlier than, now’s the time! They’re solely in season from December by means of Could, so that is the right time to get the final of the blood oranges this season. They usually appear to be common oranges on the skin, however their insides are deep purple as an alternative of orange. They occur to be sweeter than common oranges, too, so that they’re the right citrus fruit to make use of in margaritas!

I imply, how beautiful is that shade?!

pouring a blood orange margarita into a glass

Substances on this blood orange margarita

You’ll simply want 5 easy components (plus non-obligatory garnishes) to make these fantastic spicy blood orange margaritas:

  • Tequila: I like to make use of silver tequila in my margaritas, however reposado tequila is one other nice possibility for those who like a extra oak-y or fragrant taste.
  • Easy syrup: you’ll want some easy syrup so as to add the right quantity of sweetness. See beneath for directions on the right way to make it your self!
  • Juice: we’re shaking each recent lime juice and recent blood orange juice for a refreshing taste. You’ll LOVE how scrumptious the blood orange juice is!
  • Jalapeño: as a result of it is a spicy margarita, you’ll add jalapeño slices proper to the shaker. YUM.
  • For serving: I wish to rim the glass with tajín or salt, plus add skinny blood orange slices for a reasonably garnish.

spicy blood orange margarita in a glass

Customise your margarita

As a result of this blood orange margarita is made with only a few components, it’s additionally straightforward to customise based mostly in your style preferences. Listed here are some methods to make it your personal:

  • Add bubbles: a bit membership soda on high would make this a enjoyable, bubbly margarita!
  • Select the spice degree: for those who’re delicate to spice, merely use fewer jalapeño slices or omit them altogether.
  • Strive a brand new fruit: I like the distinctive taste of blood oranges, however grapefruit would even be scrumptious! Bear in mind to check out our pomegranate margarita, too.

blood orange margaritas in glasses

Find out how to make selfmade easy syrup

Easy syrup is tremendous straightforward to make proper at house! To make it you’ll merely shake equal components granulated sugar and water collectively in a jar for about 1-2 minutes till the sugar dissolved. On this recipe, 2 tablespoons of every can be sufficient for two of those blood orange margaritas.

Don’t overlook that garnish

It’s non-obligatory, however I like including tajín or sea salt to the rim of my glass! Tajín is a Mexican spice mix that usually consists of dried, floor chilies, sea salt and dehydrated lime juice. The chilies and lime go completely with this spicy blood orange margarita.

To rim your glass you’ll merely cut a wedge from a lime and rub the reduce facet of the lime alongside the rim of your favourite glass. Pour tajín (or sea salt) onto a plate and dip the moist glass rim into the tajín to coat it.

top down view of two blood orange margaritas

Straightforward blood orange margarita in 3 steps

  1. Salt the rim. Earlier than making the cocktail, add salt or tajín to the rim utilizing the directions above.
  2. Shake it up. Add all the components (moreover garnishes) to a cocktail shaker or mason jar with 1/2 cup ice cubes. Shake all of it up.
  3. Serve & get pleasure from! Add some ice to your glasses, then pour the margarita, high with blood orange slices and revel in!

spicy blood orange margaritas in glasses

Our favourite cocktail-making instruments

  1. Shake it up with a cocktail shaker
  2. A easy strainer in case your shaker doesn’t have one
  3. I like utilizing this hand juicer for all issues juicing
  4. Cute cocktail glasses like these or these
  5. pitcher for serving a celebration

Get all of our go-to kitchen necessities right here!

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I hope you’re keen on this spicy blood orange margarita! For those who make it remember to depart a remark and a score so I understand how you favored it. Take pleasure in, xo!

Spicy Blood Orange Margarita

two blood orange margaritas in glasses

Refreshing and scrumptious spicy blood orange margarita made with 5 easy components! This stunning blood orange margarita recipe is simple to make and such a enjoyable option to get pleasure from blood oranges. Excellent for date night time, ladies’ night time, or tripling to serve a crowd!


  • For the margarita:
  • 4
    silver tequila
  • 1
    easy syrup* (2 tablespoons)
  • 2
    freshly squeezed lime juice (1/4 cup recent lime juice)
  • 2
    freshly squeezed blood orange juice
  • 2-4
    jalapeño slices, relying on how spicy you prefer it
  • For serving:
  • Tajín (or sea salt) and a lime wedge for rimming the glass, if desired
  • Skinny blood orange slices
  • Ice


  1. For those who’d wish to rim your glass, do that first. Lower a wedge from a lime and rub the reduce facet of the lime alongside the rim of your favourite glass. Pour tajín (or sea salt) onto a plate and dip the moist glass rim into the tajín to coat it.

  2. Add tequila, easy syrup, recent lime juice, blood orange juice and jalapeño slices to a cocktail shaker. Then add about ½ cup of ice cubes to the shaker, cowl tightly, and shake vigorously for about 15 seconds.

  3. Add ice to 2 glasses then instantly pour the margarita combination over, garnish with blood orange slices. Take pleasure in!

Recipe Notes

*A fast shortcut for easy syrup: shake equal components granulated sugar + water (2 tbsp. every can be sufficient for two drinks) in a small jar for 1-2 minutes till the sugar dissolves.

Be at liberty to double, triple or quadruple the recipe to serve extra.


Servings: 2 servings

Serving measurement: 1 margarita

Energy: 175kcal

Carbohydrates: 11.9g

Fiber: 0.1g

Sugar: 9.5g

Protein: 0.2g

Recipe by: Monique Volz // Bold Kitchen | Pictures by: Eat Love Eats

This publish was initially printed on February twenty third, 2022, and republished on Could 4th, 2023.



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