Blood Orange Margaritas

Blood Orange Margarita

There is a Mexican restaurant downtown that is famous for its frozen blood orange margaritas.  They are sweet and tart and make your cheeks tickle, and are REALLY easy to drink.  Last time I was at Whole Foods, I saw that they had fresh-squeezed blood orange juice there, so I immediately thought I should find a recipe for blood orange margaritas!

//This recipe// delivered!  I did cut the recipe in half since I was only making a pitcher for me and my husband and not a crowd, and half the recipe was more than enough for 2 people.  These margaritas were very good and strong!  Which is what a good blood orange margarita should be!

If you can’t find blood orange juice, I am not sure if using regular orange juice as a substitute would work.  I didn’t test it.  But if you can find fresh blood oranges – and it’s citrus season right now, shouldn’t be too hard – get ’em and squeeze ’em.  This recipe was a tart way to kick off #12NewDranks and it’s a keeper, for sure!