Blood Orange Margarita

We missed National Margarita Day by about a month but it just seemed like a good idea to celebrate today. I must admit that this is the first time I have tried this version and it is pretty darn tasty. Blood oranges get their striking dark maroon color because they contain anthocyanins, which is an antioxidant pigment generally not found in citrus fruits. The color comes out when the oranges are growing at night in colder temperatures. 

  • 1.5oz blanco/silver tequila (Avion Silver for us)
  • .75oz Triple Sec
  • .25oz Campari
  • .75oz blood orange juice
  • .75oz lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon agave syrup


Add tequila, triple sec, and Campari to a cocktail shaker then add agave syrup and stir with tablespoon to make sure all the agave is blended. Fill with ice and add the blood orange and lime juice. Shake vigorously and strain over an ice ball in a salted rim double rocks glass, garnish with a slice of blood orange.