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Blood Orange Margaritas

posted by Melissa Huggins May 4, 2017 6 Comments
Blood Orange Margaritas ~ made with fresh-squeezed citrus, agave nectar and your favorite tequila. So simple & refreshing!

Blood Orange Margaritas ~ made with fresh-squeezed citrus, agave nectar & your favorite tequila. So simple & refreshing! 

Blood Orange Margaritas ~ made with fresh-squeezed citrus, agave nectar and your favorite tequila. So simple & refreshing! Hey guys, it’s Friday, and it’s Cinco de Mayo! How about Blood Orange Margaritas to celebrate?

Just 4 ingredients and this crimson-colored cocktail can be yours.

Not a tequila fan? No problem! You can make this refreshing beverage into the tastiest mocktail ever.

Blood Orange Margaritas ~ made with fresh-squeezed citrus, agave nectar and your favorite tequila. So simple & refreshing!
Taco Night

We usually have taco night on Tuesday (doesn’t everyone?), and pizza night on Friday, but this Friday night we are shaking down the house with my Spicy Vegan Nacho Cheese, my Lentil Mushroom Tacos w/ Mango Salsa and these fresh-tasting Blood Orange Margaritas.

Blood Orange Margaritas ~ made with fresh-squeezed citrus, agave nectar and your favorite tequila. So simple & refreshing! Blood oranges

My local grocer was completely stocked with blood oranges, so I had to buy a bunch. They taste similar to a navel orange, except they have a berry-like overtone. They are less acidic and more robust in flavor too. The crimson colored flesh is just gorgeous!

Blood Orange Margaritas ~ made with fresh-squeezed citrus, agave nectar and your favorite tequila. So simple & refreshing!

Easy

– Just juice the oranges and strain pulp.
– pour juice, lime juice, agave and tequila in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake, shake, shake!
– Rim a glass with salt, fill up with ice.
– Strain mixture in glass and enjoy!

Mocktail version

 For the alcohol free version, just make it the same way and replace the tequila with club soda. Now you have a refreshing cocktail to enjoy with your friends. Your buzz will come from all the vitamins, and antioxidants. Fresh juice is served!

Blood Orange Margaritas ~ made with fresh-squeezed citrus, agave nectar and your favorite tequila. So simple & refreshing! I’d love to hear from you

If you make these Blood Orange Margaritas, I’d love to get your feedback. You can leave a comment below and let me know what you think. It would really make my day. You can also follow me on Instagram, and share your creation with me. Just tag me @veganhuggs and hashtag #veganhuggs so I don’t miss it.

 

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Blood Orange Margaritas
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Blood Orange Margaritas ~ made with fresh-squeezed citrus, agave nectar & your favorite tequila. So simple & refreshing! 

Course: Drinks
Recipe Type: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Servings: 2
Calories: 157 kcal
Author: Melissa Huggins - Vegan Huggs
Ingredients
  • 1 cup fresh-squeezed blood orange juice, strain to remove pulp (about 4 med oranges)
  • 1/4 cup silver tequila
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 1 med lime)
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar (sub pure maple syrup)
  • Ice cubes
Optional Garnish
  • Pink Himalayan salt, for rim of glass (or any salt)
  • Lime or orange wedge
  • Sprig of mint or basil
Instructions
  1. Spread a bit of salt on a small plate. Rub the rim of each glass with a lime or orange wedge. Dip the rim into the salt at a 45 degree angle and turn gently, until glass is coated (this avoids too much salt going into the glass). Fill each glass with ice and set aside. 

  2. Fill a large cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in orange juice, lime juice, agave and tequila. Shake for 30-60 seconds to chill and combine. Taste before pouring into glasses. Add more juice, agave or tequila if needed. Strain into prepped cocktail glasses and garnish with a lime or orange wedge (or both). Enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

* If you'd like to make mocktails, just omit the tequila, and add 1/4 cup of club soda instead. Don't shake the club soda, just add it directly to the glasses on top of the shaken mixture. 

 

* If you can't find blood oranges, any type will work. My second choice would be cara cara oranges. 

 

The nutritional information is calculated without the salted rim.

 

 

Nutrition Facts
Blood Orange Margaritas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 157
% Daily Value*
Sodium 1mg 0%
Potassium 248mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Sugars 17g
Vitamin A 5%
Vitamin C 75.2%
Calcium 1.4%
Iron 1.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Blood Orange Margaritas ~ made with fresh-squeezed citrus, agave nectar & your favorite tequila. So simple & refreshing!

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6 Comments

The Modern Proper May 7, 2017 at 10:31 pm

Yes please! These look fantastic!…and that color-so pretty!

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Melissa Huggins May 8, 2017 at 9:24 pm

Thank you! I love the color too 🙂

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Anna May 10, 2017 at 3:58 am

Melissa! How beautiful and tasty are these quenching Magaritas?!?!?
I love a cheeky cocktail every now and then, and they will hit the spot perfectly!
Beautiful colour, perfect look, I can almost taste them! 🙂

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Melissa Huggins May 15, 2017 at 12:47 pm

Hi Anna! Thank you so much! It’s so great to hear from you. I’m a total sucker for cheeky cocktails too. 🙂

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Jasmin May 17, 2017 at 6:27 am

when I am finished with breastfeeding I definetly will do some of this. Sounds so delicious. Maybe I will try some without tequila. Should be taste still awesome…. 🙂

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Melissa Huggins May 19, 2017 at 3:56 pm

Yes, you can totally make a mocktail for yourself. Just replace the tequila with club soda. It’s so good! Have a great weekend, Jasmin! 🙂

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