Chinese Inspired Cocktail; Blood Orange Margarita | FOODSTANTLY

This blood orange ginger margarita is the perfect cocktail for your weekend parties! This baby uses blood oranges and pairs it with spicy ginger, lime juice, tequila and agave stevia blend syrup. You’re going to love how easy it is to make these fresh and seasonal cocktails!

Simple margaritas made with fresh blood oranges, limes, agave nectar, tequila and a tiny hint of vanilla. Amounts listed below yield 1 drink so multiply as necessary.

Since blood oranges aren’t always available you could easily sub in a regular navel orange BUT just know the flavor will be a bit different. BUT if you see this recipe today, and run to the store TODAY, then you should easily be able to find these oranges.








  • 2 ounces silver/blanco tequila
  • 2 ounces fresh blood orange juice (about 1 large blood orange, juiced)
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice (about 1 lime, juiced)
  • 1 teaspoon light agave nectar
  • 1 tiny drop pure vanilla extract (optional)

Salt and brown sugar rim (use all salt if you want)

  • 2 teaspoons kosher sea salt and/or Himalayan salt

  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar (optional)

  • Lime wedges






  • Mix together the salt and sugar on a small plate (preferably one just slightly larger than the top of your margarita glass). Run a wedge of lime around the top of your glass. Dip the top of the glass into the salt blend at a 45-degree angle and roll it from side to side to catch the salt. Add ice cubes to your glass and set it aside.


  • Fill a small cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in the tequila, freshly squeezed blood orange and lime juice and agave nectar. If desired, add a drop of vanilla extract (don’t pour it straight from the bottle, I used the blunt end of a fork as a dropper).


  • Put on the lid and shake for 30 seconds. Strain the liquid into your glass and garnish with a slice of blood orange, if desired.


  • Recommended tequila: Espolón, Milagro or any other 100 percent agave silver tequila.

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