Blood Orange Margarita


This recipe originally accompanied a story on Four Spooky Cocktails for Halloween.

Blood Orange Margarita

Blood Orange Margarita

If you can’t find fresh blood oranges this time of year, look a frozen or boxed version at gourmet stores that specialize in Italian food, like Tarry Market. Serves 8.


  • 1 1/2 cups tequila
  • 1 cup blood orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/3 cup Cointreau


  1. Combine all in a pitcher. Stir. Put out a plate of salt. Use a lime wedge to wet the outside rim of the glass and dip it in salt. If you like, put the glasses in the freezer to set the salt and chill them. Shake each drink by pouring the mixture into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Strain into the chilled cocktail glass and garnish with lime twist.


About Author

Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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