Well it’s not National Margarita Day without a margarita recipe. These Spicy Blood Orange Margaritas with Homemade Dried Citrus are something to write home about. The beautiful color of the blood orange draws you into the glass. Not only is this citrusy, but it’s refreshing and full of flavor. Add a fresh slice of jalapeno for fun spicy twist. Don’t forget to garnish with a fresh blood orange slice or lovely homemade dried citrus slice, some jalapenos, and of course a lime.
Blood oranges are typically in season from December through May. Whenever they are in season, they are my go-to for any cocktail. In my opinion, they are the most unique type of orange. If you have never tried a blood orange, they have a raspberry-like taste in addition to the citrus. They are beautiful to use in salads, cocktails or even in sorbet. Sometimes I’m luck enough to find blood orange juice during off season so I can still enjoy an occasional refreshing cocktail.
If you like blood orange juice as much as me, you might also like this Main Squeeze Blood Orange Cocktail!
What do you need to make these spicy margs?
- salted rim
- Tequila Blanco
- Triple Sec
- Blood Orange juice
- lime juice
- jalapeno slices
How to make the perfect salty rim:
One of my favorite things about a margarita is the salty rim. But not just any salty rim, I like to add a little zest from the citrus to add a little extra flavor to the salt.
Don’t forget to check out homemade dried citrus blog post to learn how to make your own! I like to stock pile these while blood oranges are in season and use them well into the Spring and Summer months!
This recipe serves 1, but feel free to double the recipe if you’re making spicy margs for friends!
Blood Orange Spicy Margarita
- 2 oz tequila blanco
- 1 oz triple sec or orange liqueur of choice
- blood orange juice freshly squeezed
- 1 lime wedge
- jalapeño sliced
- dried citrus for garnish
- Take a lime wedge and run around the glass. Dip in salt. If you want to get fancy you could add some lime zest to your salt mixture. Set glass aside.
- Build your cocktail in a shaker; add the tequila, triple sec, blood orange juice. Top shaker with ice cubes.
- Shake shake shake for 30 seconds.
- Fill salt rim glass with ice and pour cocktail into glass. Garnish with jalapeño slices and dried citrus.
Perfectly paired with:
I’d love to hear from you once you get the chance to make this recipe. Leave a comment below with your review or any modifications you made! And don’t forget to tag @rightbackspatula on Instagram if you take any pictures!