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.

Source:, April 2017


Recipe Summary

15 mins
15 mins


Ingredient Checklist


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

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

  • 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

1 cocktail
152 calories; protein 0.4g; carbohydrates 12.6g; dietary fiber 0.3g; sugars 9.8g; fat 0.1g; vitamin a iu 96.9IU; vitamin c 28.1mg; folate 14.7mcg; calcium 9.1mg; iron 0.1mg; magnesium 6.6mg; potassium 110.6mg; sodium 1.9mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 6g.

1 alcohol equivalent, 1/2 fruit