Fizzy and sweet with a rose hue to steal your heart. There is literally nothing you won’t love about this Sparkling Blood Orange Margarita Recipe. The best part is how absolutely effortless it is to make!
Not to mention, National Margarita Day is here and honestly what better way to celebrate than with a bubbly blood orange beauty that’s just as effervescent as you are!
Make This Blood Orange Margarita Recipe For Yourself or For a Crowd
Seductive blood oranges make such striking margaritas, it’s hard to believe that I don’t already have a blood orange margarita recipe on the site. I mean, my love for margaritas is well documented. Thank goodness for National Margarita Day so I have an excuse to shake up yet another margarita!
Whether you’re hosting a celebration for one or a whole crowd, not to worry. This recipe includes easy instructions to make both a single cocktail or a pitcher. I’ve got the perfect tequila to go with it too (read on for that). Other than tequila here’s what you’ll need:
The Best Tequila For Margaritas
I’m a proud Tequila Cazadores Ambassador and have been mixing up cocktails with their 100% Blue Agave Tequila all year. In fact, our partnership began last National Margarita Day with Pitcher Perfect Sour Orange Margaritas.
Cazadores is an authentic Mexican tequila brand made from agave that has been harvested and distilled in Arandas, Mexico since 1922. I enjoy sipping all their tequilas but the Blanco Tequila is my favorite for margaritas. Here’s why:
- Its intense agave flavor shines through even when mixed into a cocktail.
- Strong citrus notes blend perfectly with margarita ingredients like lime juice and other citrus.
- A super smooth finish means it combines beautifully with no harsh after taste.
If you love Tequila Cazadores Blanco then I highly suggest exploring their other tequilas as well.
- Tequila Reposado This tequila is aged in wooden barrels up to a year creating the nuance of oak, but with still strong agave flavors shining through. I like to mix the Reposado in wintery cocktails like the Chimayo Cocktail with Reposado Tequila, apple cider, lemon, and Créme de Cassis.
- Tequila Añejo Aged at least a year, Añejo tequila has a more mellow, smooth vanilla flavor and is excellent all on its own.
- Tequila Extra Añejo is aged for three years and has a distinct sweetness of caramel apples with a peppery bite. This also is strictly for sipping.
How To Make The Easiest Blood Orange Margarita For One
Fresh-squeezed blood orange juice makes delicious margaritas but it can be a bit sour, which requires also making simple syrup or having a bottle of agave syrup on hand. If this is your jam, then 100% go for it (keep scrolling for bonus recipe), but if relaxing with a bubbly beverage ASAP is on the agenda here’s what you do:
- Shake tequila, lime juice, and orange liqueur in a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Pour into a spicy salt-rimmed glass.
- Top with sparkling blood orange juice.
- Sip slowly while thinking about how much you love me…I mean margaritas.
How To Make It By The Pitcher
There’s so little work involved in this margarita recipe that making it by the pitcher for friends is a no brainer. The only real heavy lifting is squeezing some limes and lets all admit, that’s a burden we can bear. The only real differences between making a single margarita and a pitcher of them are:
- Multiply the ingredients by six. This amount will fit in most standard pitchers (and make 6 drinks).
- Stir all the ingredients together in the pitcher instead of shake in the cocktail shaker then add the sparkling blood orange juice.
If you have beautiful blood oranges at your disposal and would really like to make a blood orange margarita with those instead of the sparkling juice here’s how you do it.
- In a cocktail shaker filled with ice squeeze 1 blood orange, 1 1/2 limes, a generous squirt of agave syrup or simple syrup (about a tablespoon), 1/4 cup tequila, and a splash of orange liqueur.
- Give that a good shake, taste to see if you need more lime juice or syrup.
- Pour into a salt-rim glass with fresh ice.
Other Ways To Celebrate National Margarita Day
Don’t stop at one margarita! There are so many ways to celebrate this important national holiday. Here are my suggestions:
- Cucumber Mezcal Margaritas
- The Original Cadillac Margarita
- Tangerine Thyme Margaritas
- Or Check Out My Margarita Pinterest Board!
- 200+ More Margarita Recipes Here!!
I Didn’t Get My Invite
Don’t forget to invite me to the party! If you make this Sparkling Blood Orange Margarita for yourself or by the pitcher, snap a pic and tag @holajalapeno and #holajalapeno on Instagram so I can see, ‘kay?
To Make 1 Cocktail:
- Thinly sliced limes, blood oranges, and spicy salt for the rim
- 1/4 cup Tequila Cazadores Blanco
- Juice of 1 1/2 limes
- 1 tablespoon orange liqueur
- 1/2 cup cold Blood Orange Sparkling Juice or Soda
To Make A Pitcher:
- 3 (12-ounce) cans Blood Orange Sparkling Juice or soda
- 1 1/2 cups Tequila Cazadores Blanco
- 4 limes, juiced
- 1/4 cup orange liqueur
- Thinly sliced limes, blood oranges, and spicy salt for garnish
To Make 1 Cocktail:
Rub one lime wheel around the edge of a margarita glass or cocktail glass. Dip in the spicy salt and fill glass with crushed ice.
Combine tequila, lime juice, and orange liqueur in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Shake vigorously and strain over prepared glass.
Add blood orange sparkling juice, stir and garnish with orange and lime wheels.
To Make A Pitcher:
Combine blood orange sparkling juice, tequila, lime juice, and orange liqueur in a large pitcher filled with ice. Stir to combine.
Add lime and blood orange slices and serve immediately in salt-rimmed glasses.
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