Need a batch cocktail for your big game party? Look no further than these gorgeous Blood Orange Margaritas for a Crowd.
Even if you’re not a sports fan, you’ll want to throw a party just to make a pitcher of these irresistible Blood Orange Margaritas. The beautiful color and unique flavor of blood oranges brings a fun, seasonal twist to what is always a crowd-pleasing cocktail.
What are blood oranges?
They are in season December through March, so grab them while you can! (Update: I saw blood oranges at the grocery store in May, so it appears that blood orange season is longer than it used to be.)
I can’t find blood oranges. Can I substitute another orange in this margarita recipe?
I only make this margarita recipe when blood oranges are in season, so I haven’t tried substituting another variety.
What kind of tequila do you use in this recipe for blood orange margaritas?
How do you salt the rim of a margarita glass?
It make feel like an unnecessary extra step, but salting a cocktail glass is super easy and adds polish to any cocktail, especially margaritas.
Simply place salt on a small plate. Run a lime wedge around the edge of the glass so it is coated in juice. Then turn the glass upside down and dip it into salt on the plate.
You may need to tip and turn the glass a bit to make sure the entire rim gets coated in salt, but you’ll get the hang of it after a few tries.
You can use the same technique for sugaring a rim, too, like we do in our Gin, Elderflower and Prosecco Cocktails. Simply swap the sugar for the salt and follow the same dipping technique.
What kind of salt do you use to rim the glass?
Our “house” brand of salt is Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt, so that’s most often what I use for margaritas because it’s what I have on hand.
Big salt fan? You can also use a coarser grained sea salt for a bigger wow factor.
Or fancy up your drink (and add a bit of kick) by including any number of dried herbs or spices in your salt rim like we do with chili powder in our Spicy Grapefruit Margaritas.
Can I make just one blood orange margarita instead of a batch of them?
We looooove our margaritas here at Garnish with Lemon! Don’t miss some of our other favorite margarita recipes:
Classic Golden Margarita – Garnish with Lemon®
Prosecco Margaritas – A Farmgirl’s Dabbles
Blueberry Margaritas – Garnish with Lemon®
Blackberry Lemonade Margaritas – From Valerie’s Kitchen
Key Lime Margaritas – Garnish with Lemon®
- 4 cups fresh blood orange juice
- 1 cup fresh lime juice
- 3 cups silver tequila
- 1 1/2 cups triple sec (or other orange flavored liqueur)
- 1/4 cup superfine sugar
- lime wedges
- kosher salt
- blood orange and lime slices (optional)
- Place juices, tequila, triple sec and sugar in a large pitcher. Stir until sugar is dissolved and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
- Rim edges of glass with lime wedge and salt. Divide margaritas among ice-filled glasses and garnish with blood orange slices, if desired.
Total time includes refrigeration.
Serving Size:8 ounces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 292Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 62mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 1gSugar: 25gProtein: 1g