Blood Orange Margaritas

Fresh blood orange juice gives this stunning pink cocktail just the right balance of sweet and sour. For the perfect finish, upgrade the salt rim on your glass by mixing in a little orange zest to add to both the presentation and flavor of these skinny margaritas.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon grated blood orange zest

  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt (optional)

  • 1 cup white tequila, chilled

  • 1 cup blood orange juice, chilled

  • ½ cup lime juice, plus 1 lime wedge

  • ¼ cup Triple Sec

  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup (see Tip)

  • Ice cubes

  • Blood orange slices for garnish

  • Lime slices for garnish


  1. Sprinkle orange zest on a small plate and combine with salt (if using).

  2. Combine tequila, orange juice, lime juice, Triple Sec and simple syrup in a pitcher.

  3. Rub the rims of 6 glasses with the lime wedge and dip in the zest (or zest-salt mixture). Fill the glasses with ice and top with about 1/2 cup margarita mixture each. Garnish with orange and lime slices, if desired.


To make ahead: Cover and refrigerate the margarita mix (Step 2) for up to 2 days.

Tip: To make your own simple syrup: Bring 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan, stirring frequently to dissolve the sugar. Let cool for 30 minutes and then refrigerate until cold, at least 1 hour. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

152 Calories
0g Fat
13g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 152
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 10g
Added Sugars 6g 12%
Protein 0g 1%
Total Fat 0g 0%
Vitamin A 97IU 2%
Vitamin C 28mg 31%
Folate 15mcg 4%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Magnesium 7mg 2%
Potassium 111mg 2%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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