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Bloody Margaritas

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Bloody Margaritas

Spooky, scary, citrus-y margaritas made with blood-red orange juice.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 10 min
  • Servings 2
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Scream Bloody Margaritas  

As prepared by Girl Versus Dough

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade.

When life gives you blood oranges, you make these delicious Bloody Margaritas, then get your monster mash on.

A Halloween party just isn’t complete without these festive citrus-y cocktails on the menu. Not only are they unique in flavor thanks to the taste of sweet and tangy blood orange juice, they also look the part with their natural deep-red color. No costume necessary for these bad boys - juice a cocktail glass and your best cauldron - er, cocktail shaker, and you’ve got a great party drink!

Bloody Margarita prep

First, concoct some simple syrup. Bring equal parts water and sugar to a boil and stir until all the sugar is dissolved. Then, remove it from the heat and let it cool completely before using it in your drinks.


Bloody Margarita ingredients

Grab all your ingredients. We’ve got tequila – duh – and blood orange juice (sometimes called “red orange” juice in stores) – double duh – as well as triple sec (an orange-flavored liqueur), fresh limes and an orange and coarse sea salt. You’ll also need a splash or two of that simple syrup you made. No spooky mystery ingredients here – just fresh citrus and liquor is all you need for these refreshing cocktails.


Bloody Margarita prep

Pour/squeeze all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker.


Bloody Margarita prep

That there’s the blood – ORANGE JUICE. Of course…


Bloody Margarita prep

Now shake it all up like you’re doing the Time Warp, yo.


Bloody Margarita prep

Run an orange slice around the rims of your glasses, then roll them in coarse sea salt, if desired.


Bloody Margarita prep

Pour the liquid evenly between your cocktail glasses, top them with ice and make your garnishes. I used orange slices and green limes on sharp skewers for an extra festive look.


Bloody Margarita

Eureka! There you have it – A bloody margarita worthy of any Halloween shindig.


Happy Halloween, Tablespoon peeps!

Stephanie (aka Girl Versus Dough) joined Tablespoon to share her adventures in the kitchen. Check out Stephanie’s Tablespoon member profile and keep checking back for her own personal recipes on Tablespoon!

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Bloody Margaritas


ounces blood orange juice
ounces silver tequila
1 1/2
ounces triple sec
ounce fresh lime juice
of simple syrup*
and orange slices for garnish (optional)
sea salt for glass rim (optional)


  • 1 Pour orange juice, tequila, triple sec, lime juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Shake contents.
  • 2 Run an orange slice along the rims of two cocktail glasses; roll rims in coarse sea salt, if desired. Fill glasses with ice.
  • 3 Divide liquid in cocktail shaker evenly between two prepared glasses. Garnish with lime and orange slices, if desired.
  • 4 *To make simple syrup: Bring equal parts water and granulated sugar to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and cool completely.
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