Blood Orange Margaritas

*These Blood Orange Margaritas are tart, sweet, refreshing, and addictive. They’re the perfect vibrant antidote to the winter gloom.*

These Blood Orange Margaritas are tart, sweet, and refreshing - the perfect vibrant antidote to the winter gloom! | The Millennial Cook #winterrecipe #drink #margarita #bloodorange #lime

For the last two years, I’ve gone to Mexico in February or March for a delightfully fun late-winter getaway. I know, I’m lucky, right?!? Both times were with my family, and it served as the perfect warm retreat from the winter blues. I mean, when a vacation involves lots and lots of lying about the beach, copious amounts of fish tacos, and the most beautiful tropical sunsets – how could it not be paradise? Oh, and there were plenty of margaritas, too, of course.

These Blood Orange Margaritas are tart, sweet, and refreshing - the perfect vibrant antidote to the winter gloom! | The Millennial Cook #winterrecipe #drink #margarita #bloodorange #lime

Our hotel had a rooftop bar, and it quickly became vacation tradition to watch the sunset from the roof while enjoying a frosty cocktail, before heading out on the town for dinner. Ahhh… a cold margarita, some chips and salsa, the beautiful, vibrant reds and oranges of the sun setting over the water. I’m starting to feel more relaxed just thinking about it. So, you’ll understand if I can’t help but associate margaritas with these warm, tropical vacations.

These Blood Orange Margaritas are tart, sweet, and refreshing - the perfect vibrant antidote to the winter gloom! | The Millennial Cook #winterrecipe #drink #margarita #bloodorange #lime

Unfortunately, we won’t be making it to Mexico this winter. So, I’m consoling myself with this blood orange margarita, which is the perfect wintery variation on this classic cocktail. I start with the usual suspects: tequila, some triple sec, an easy simple syrup, and plenty of fresh lime juice. One final ingredient – freshly squeezed blood orange juice – rounds everything out with the perfect sweet, tart finish. Blood oranges – abundant at the farmer’s market right now – are the most vibrant, sweet, flavorful antidote to the gloomy winter chill. So cheers to a little slice of paradise, right here at home.

These Blood Orange Margaritas are tart, sweet, and refreshing - the perfect vibrant antidote to the winter gloom! | The Millennial Cook #winterrecipe #drink #margarita #bloodorange #lime

Blood Orange Margaritas

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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These Blood Orange Margaritas are tart, sweet, refreshing, and addictive. They're the perfect vibrant antidote to the winter gloom.

  • I like to rim my glasses with a combination of coarse salt and sugar.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup sugar
  • 4 blood oranges
  • 4 limes
  • 1 cup tequila
  • ½ cup triple sec

Directions

  1. To make a simple syrup, combine sugar with ½ cup water in a small saucepan.
  2. Heat over medium heat, swirling pan constantly to avoid burning, until liquid is simmering and sugar is dissolved, about five minutes.
  3. Turn off heat and let syrup cool completely.
  4. Meanwhile, juice blood oranges and limes into a pitcher.
  5. Add cooled simple syrup, tequila, and triple sec, then stir to combine.
  6. Serve over ice.

These Blood Orange Margaritas are tart, sweet, and refreshing - the perfect vibrant antidote to the winter gloom! | The Millennial Cook #winterrecipe #drink #margarita #bloodorange #lime

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