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Today is National Margarita Day! My social media feeds are filled to the brim with mouth-watering margarita recipes, and I just had to join in. I was only going to post this Blood Orange Margarita on Instagram, but then I took a sip, fell ridiculously in love, and decided that it merited a entire blog post.
I've actually made a blood orange margarita for the blog before, my Spicy Blood Orange Margarita, which uses blood orange liqueur instead of fresh juice. This one is actually quite different, if you couldn't tell from the vibrant color alone. Blood oranges are honestly one of the most amazing fruits you can include in a cocktail. They're just so, so pretty, and their juice turns just about anything a vivid, gorgeous shade of red. I had a couple in my fridge because I saw them at the grocery store, and when you like to take photos of pretty cocktails, you do not just pass up blood oranges. Adding a couple of ounces of juice to your margarita instead of the usual triple sec or Cointreau instantly transforms it into a stunning glass of tangy, citrusy goodness.
I'm pretty glad I decided to participate in today's holiday. I forgot how tasty a good margarita can be. The only problem is that now I kind of want some tacos. When is National Taco Day?
Blood Orange Margarita
2 oz. tequila blanco
1 1/2 oz. blood orange juice
3/4 oz. lime juice
1/2 oz. agave nectar
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled. Rim a coupe glass with pink salt (I like to do it halfway) and strain the cocktail into the prepared glass. Garnish with a slice of blood orange.