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Got blood oranges? Try these brilliant blood orange cocktail recipes that pair this vibrant fruit with gin, vodka, tequila, and more.

Blood orange margarita
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When it comes to beautiful fruit, the blood orange is right up there! It’s fiery red color and gently sweet flavor make it ideal for adding to recipes of all kinds. When we have an abundance, we turn to drinks! The subtly sweet orange flavor with hints of cherry and raspberry make any cocktail more intriguing.

Here are the top blood orange cocktail recipes to try when you’ve got an abundance of the fruit or juice! Try the blood orange margarita for a stunning spin on everyone’s favorite drink, or the classic Blood and Sand, a 1930’s classic cocktail with an unlikely liquor pairing. Ready to get mixing?

And now…the top blood orange cocktail recipes to try!

More ways to use blood oranges

Want to use this vibrant fruit outside of these blood orange cocktails? Here are a few fun ways to use this unique citrus fruit:

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Blood Orange Cocktails: Margarita & More!

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


This blood orange margarita is the perfect way to use this vibrant fruit! Add tequila and lime for a stunning citrus cocktail.


  • 1 ½ ounces (3 tablespoons) tequila blanco or reposado*
  • 2 ounces (¼ cup) blood orange juice
  • ¾ ounce (1 ½ tablespoons) Cointreau
  • ¾ ounce (1 ½ tablespoons) fresh lime juice
  • Kosher salt, flaky sea salt, or Himalayan pink sea salt, for the rim (optional)
  • Ice, for serving (try clear ice)


  1. Cut a notch in a lime wedge, then run the lime around the rim of a glass. Dip the edge of the rim into a plate of salt (or for a festive look, use Margarita Salt).
  2. Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice. Shake until cold. Strain the margarita into the glass with the salted rim. Fill the glass with ice, garnish with a blood orange slice, if desired.


*To make a pitcher of 8 servings, mix together in a pitcher: 1 ½ cups tequila, 2 cups blood orange juice, ¾ cup Cointreau, and ¾ cup lime juice. Add three handfuls of ice and stir until cold. Pour into individual glasses.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Vegan
  • Diet: Vegan

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About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Sonja Overhiser says:

    Let us know if you have any questions!