The Blood Orange Margarita is a vibrant, red tequila lovers dream! The two main events in this cocktail are The Rock’s Teremana tequila and Twang‘s citrus rimming salt.

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The Blood Orange Margarita is a crowd pleaser. This cocktail was made to WOW  your guests at summertime gatherings. It’s an incredibly refreshing cocktail and easy to whip up in large batches. One of our top party essentials is a barrel drink dispenser. These glass dispensers are a chic way to display your cocktails. Hosting a party can be hectic, these dispenser make it easy and enjoyable for your guests to serve themselves.

Tasting Notes

The Blood Orange Margarita is the perfect sweet and thirst quenching concoction.

We started off with one of our go-to reposado tequilas, Teremana.

We used Stirrings Simple Blood Orange Martini, this is a blood orange and key lime juice cocktail blend.It’s so good you can drink it on the rocks. We love the ingredients in this mix. It’s made with real juice and no preservatives! They recommend to simply add vodka to make a blood orange martini, but we liked the mix so much we decided to put it to the test in a margarita. It did not disappoint!

Another co-star in this cocktail is the salt. We are big time salt fans, and Twang is at the top of our list of our favorite brands. Since this is a citrusy cocktail we decided to go with Twangs’ Citrus Rimming Salt. It’s all about balance when it comes to cocktails and since this cocktail is a bit on the sweet side we thought a citrusy salt would be the perfect touch to keep it well balanced.

  • 2 ounces Teremana Reposado: Teremana has a great reposado tequila. Their blanco tequila will also go well with this cocktail.
  • 2 ounces Stirrings Simply Blood Orange Martini Mix: This is a blood orange and key lime juice cocktail blend. It’s made with real juice and it’s preservative free.
  • 1⁄2 agave: This is our go-to sweetener for margaritas.
  • 1⁄2 blood orange liqueur: We used Dekyuper’s Blood Orange Liqueur from their Mixologist Collection.
  • 3⁄4 lime juice: We prefer freshly squeezed citrus juices, but if fresh squeezed lime juice is impractical, Cocktail Artist offers excellent premium juices.
  • Citrus Rimming Salt: We used Twangs’ Citrus Splash rimming salt.
  • Lime wheel.
  1. Salt your desired glass with Twangs Citrus Rimming Salt
  2. Add ice to a mixing glass or shaker
  3. Pour 2 ounces Teremana Reposado Tequila
  4. Pour 2 ounces Stirrings Blood Orange Martini Mix
  5. Pour 1⁄2 ounce Blood Orange Liquor
  6. Pour 1⁄2 ounce agave
  7. Pour 3⁄4 ounce lime
  8. Shake for 15-20 seconds
  9. Pour over desired glass and


Try switching up the flavor of the salt. Twang offers several wonderful margarita rimming salts such as grapefruit, strawberry-lime, or classic lime.


  • Feel free to substitute Teremana Blanco if the reposado is unavailable.
  • If flavored salts aren’t your jam, any coarse kosher salt may be used to rim the glass. Avoid using iodized table salt, as it tends to be a little bitter and very salty. Twang also has a good kosher flake salt.

When to Serve a Blood Orange Margarita

  • Fourth of July: This red colored cocktail is perfect for any of your 4th of July festivities
  • Warm weather/outdoor activities: Whether, boating, grilling, or just sitting on the porch

What to Serve with a Blood Orange Margarita

  • Barbecue: This sweet and savory cocktail goes great with whatever you throw on the grill.
  • Tacos: This sweet and savory margarita would be a great addition to taco night.

As always, remember to enjoy responsibly. 

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