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Blood Orange Margarita

Yield: serves one, multiply as needed

Author Maryanne Cabrera


  • 2 oz silver tequila
  • 3/4 cup orange cognac liqueur, like Grand Marnier
  • 1 oz fresh squeezed blood orange juice
  • 1/2 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 oz (or more) simple syrup*, according to taste
  • coarse sea salt, to rim glasses


  1. Moisten rim of serving glass with blood orange wedge (or lime). Invert serving glass into plate of coarse sea salt.

  2. Fill shaker or mixing glass with ice. Add tequila, orange cognac, blood orange juice, lime, and simple syrup. Stir until mixture is chilled. Adjust sweetness according to preference.

  3. Add ice salt rimmed glass. Strain cocktail over ice. Garnish with slice of blood orange and a sprig of lemon thyme, if desired. Serve and enjoy immediately.

Simple Syrup:

  1. Boil equal parts water and sugar. Chill until ready to use. Keeps for one week in the fridge.

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