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two blood orange margaritas in glasses

Spicy Blood Orange Margarita

Refreshing and delicious spicy blood orange margarita made with 5 simple ingredients! This beautiful blood orange margarita recipe is easy to make and such a fun way to enjoy blood oranges. Perfect for date night, girls' night, or tripling to serve a crowd!

Course cocktail, Drink, Healthy Cocktail
Cuisine American, hispanic
Keyword blood orange margarita
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 175 kcal
Author Monique Volz of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • For the margarita:
  • 4 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 ounce simple syrup* (2 tablespoons)
  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice (1/4 cup fresh lime juice)
  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed blood orange juice
  • 2-4 jalapeño slices, depending on how spicy you like it
  • For serving:
  • Tajín (or sea salt) and a lime wedge for rimming the glass, if desired
  • Thin blood orange slices
  • Ice


  1. If you’d like to rim your glass, do this first. Cut a wedge from a lime and rub the cut side of the lime along the rim of your favorite glass. Pour tajín (or sea salt) onto a plate and dip the wet glass rim into the tajín to coat it.
  2. Add tequila, simple syrup, fresh lime juice, blood orange juice and jalapeño slices to a cocktail shaker. Then add about ½ cup of ice cubes to the shaker, cover tightly, and shake vigorously for about 15 seconds.
  3. Add ice to two glasses then immediately pour the margarita mixture over, garnish with blood orange slices. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*A quick shortcut for simple syrup: shake equal parts granulated sugar + water (2 tbsp. each would be enough for 2 drinks) in a small jar for 1-2 minutes until the sugar dissolves.

Feel free to double, triple or quadruple the recipe to serve more.

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Blood Orange Margarita
Amount Per Serving (1 margarita)
Calories 175
% Daily Value*
Carbohydrates 11.9g4%
Fiber 0.1g0%
Sugar 9.5g11%
Protein 0.2g0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.