Blood Orange Margaritas #BloggerCLUE

Take advantage of the gorgeous citrus in the market and whip up these sublime Blood Orange Margaritas!

Blood Orange Margaritas

Blood Orange Margaritas for BloggerCLUE

This month’s Blogger CLUE theme was something sparkly. So when I spotted these stunning margaritas with their glittering rims on Lea Ann’s blog, Cooking on the Ranch, I knew I had my recipe. I have to admit that a classic margarita is my absolute favorite cocktail, but the aroma of this combination of oranges and limes swayed me to the dark side, the blood orange side. Just look at the vibrant color! If you can’t find blood oranges, feel free to use your favorite juice orange. They’ll be just as wonderful!

Blood Orange Margaritas

Lea Ann from Cooking on the Ranch

Lea Ann is a Denver based food blogger who adores both food and wine…as well as a fellow Sunday Supper participant. Her focus is on Southwest flavors, like these amazing margaritas. Please pop over and check out her terrific recipes. I’ve been eyeing her Pancetta Wrapped Shrimp (wouldn’t those be wonderful for the Super Bowl???) and  her Chinese Chicken Salad (a healthier entree for the post holiday season). I know you’ll also be inspired, too.

The Rest of the Sparkly Blogger CLUE Lineup:

 

Blood Orange Margarita #BloggerCLUE

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Serves: 9

Adapted from Rick Bayless via Cooking on the Ranch
Ingredients
  • ⅔ cup fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 cup silver tequila
  • ½ cup Cointreau
  • 2 cups fresh blood orange juice (about 6 oranges)
  • A lime half for moistening the glass rims
  • Kosher salt or sugar
Instructions
  1. Juice the blood oranges. In a pitcher, stir together the lime juice, sugar and ¾ cup water until the sugar has dissolved. Add the tequila, Cointreau and blood orange juice.
  2. Rub the rims of three 6-ounce martini glasses with the cut side of a lime half. Spread coarse salt or sugar on a small plate and press the rims of the glasses until coated. Fill a cocktail shaker about ¾ full of ice and measure in 1½ cups of the cocktail mix for 3 drinks. Cover and shake for about 15 seconds to thoroughly chill the mixture. Strain into the glasses. Garnish the glasses with a slice of blood orange and a slice of lime if desired.

Comments

  1. oooo l la, Liz, that sure does look like an inviting cocktail! Love that sparkly rim, lol…Blood Oranges are in abundance right now. I’m gonna get me some:)

    Thanks for sharing, Liz…

  2. now that looks refreshing and so tasty! love the vibrant color

  3. Not a cocktail drinker, but I really love the vibrant colour.

  4. Beautiful, beautiful mixed drink…the color is lovely! I know what I’m doing with my stash of blood oranges! 😉

  5. Lots of drink recipes this month. I guess nobody gave up alcohol as a New Year’s Resolution LOL.

  6. a really delicious Margarita Lizzy!! cheers !!!

  7. I just saw the first blood oranges of the season last night. Love this way to use them!

  8. Blood orange margarita sounds wonderful and it looks so attractive in that photo!

  9. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    It looks very festive:@)

  10. Beautiful color of margarita you got there, Liz. Happy New Year! 🙂

  11. I think the best part of this drink is that ring of sugar. It really goes well with the drink. Thanks for the links and the shout out! I need to make that again this season before those oranges are out of season. And as far as that Pancetta wrapped shrimp…. make it .. and that’s an order! 🙂

  12. Girl you know I am sooooo down with this! LOVING this bad boy! A fabulous twist on a margarita!!

  13. My favourite drink just from blood orange colour alone!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  14. I love the color of these margaritas. I have a bag of blood oranges in my fridge and I think these will be one of my weekend cocktails!

  15. Gorgeous drink and gorgeous photo, Liz! Love that thick rim of sparkling sugar!

  16. Such a great idea to start the new year with a sparkly cocktail, especially one with such vibrant flavor! I had such fun discovering Lea Ann’s blog and it’s clear you did too 🙂

  17. I remember you’ve some recipes using blood red oranges too & I love it. I haven’t these in the supermarket tho. Mmm……

  18. Blood oranges have such a beautiful flavour, I imagine this drink is divine!

  19. I love the explosion of citrus happening right now! Sharing this loveliness on my page today 🙂

  20. Miss Messy says:

    Looks fantastic and they’re so pretty! 🙂 I love blood orange, I found some the other day that I had somehow managed to fine here and they were orange inside. So disappointing.

  21. We love our margaritas! Your pictures are absolutely stunning, Liz. I just love the deep, rich color from the blood oranges.

  22. Love this sparkly drink! I am a huge blood orange fan and this would be ideal for a end of week cocktail. Great Choice!

  23. I love the color of this margarita…I know still early for me to sample one of this beauty…but will try to make one as soon as I get home…
    Hope you are enjoying your week Liz 🙂

  24. Wow, this is just about as perfect as a sparkly recipe gets for our January theme! Love this!

  25. Sublime indeed, the color is just stunning!

  26. This is the favorite drink of my pen pal (internet buddy). This is a pretty one. I’ve never had this drink and at this age I can’t because of the acidity.

  27. Your blood orange margaritas do sparkle with good health (it’s vitamin C – right?) and cheers to good times in 2015! Happy New Year, Liz. Wishing you and yours all the best =)

  28. Gorgeous, Liz! I have a friend who is a grower of blood oranges and they are exquisite! I might use some to make this one! Thank you xo

  29. I love blood oranges, their color is just so striking. And of course, I love margaritas, so these are calling my name!

  30. I just added blood oranges to our grocery list!

  31. I LOVE blood orange and you did such a good job with these!!! 😉 How fantastic! I can’t wait to make some for myself!

  32. This cocktail is gorgeous, Liz! Love the color and it looks so refreshing!

  33. Wow! looks amazing!
    I’m not much of a fan of alcohol and have never tried margarita nor blood orange.
    Looks really great!

  34. What a great cocktail. Love Lea Ann’s blg.

  35. I do love blood oranges. They come in such a range of pretty colours. I do love anything with a sparkle and so this drink would do me. I don’t think I’ve ever had a blood orange margarita! xx

  36. Hi Lizzy,
    I don’t usually drink but this one looks so pretty.
    I’m subscribed to receive e-mails when you post but this is post was the last one I received. I’m going to try signing up again to see if that helps.
    Annamaria

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