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Blood Orange Margarita Cocktail

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 376kcal


  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup of water
  • 4 blood oranges
  • ½ jalapeño pepper seeds removed and sliced
  • 1 lime
  • 3 ounces of tequila
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 Lime wedge
  • Ice for serving
  • 2 orange peels or 2 thin orange slices for garnish


  • All ingredients ready? Let's begin!
  • Make the simple syrup: In a small saucepot over medium heat, add the water and sugar. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Pour the simple syrup into a jar and set it aside to cool. What you don’t use can be sealed and stored in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks.
  • In a cocktail shaker, muddle (crush and mash) the jalapeno slices with a small wooden muddler or the end of a wooden spoon. You can also do this with a mortar and pestle.
  • Juice the oranges and the lime, either by hand or with the help of an electric juicer. Add the juice to the cocktail shaker.
  • Next, add the tequila and 1 ounce of simple syrup.
  • Mix together the salt and chili powder. Place this on a small flat plate. Rub the lime wedge around the rims of two 8-ounce old-fashioned glasses. Dip the glasses in the salt and chili powder mixture to coat the rims.
  • Fill the glasses with ice. With the top in place, shake the cocktail shaker to mix up the drink ingredients. Alternatively, stir well with a cocktail spoon or a chopstick. Pour the cocktails over the ice. You can strain the jalapeños if desired, but they do add some texture. Garnish each glass with a twisted orange peel or a slice of blood orange.
  • Serve your cocktails right away. Remember that you have another ounce of simple syrup, so there is no reason not to make seconds.



Calories: 376kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 3532mg | Potassium: 578mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 61g | Vitamin A: 1246IU | Vitamin C: 157mg | Calcium: 133mg | Iron: 1mg