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Blood Orange Margaritas

blood orange margaritas Beverage
Blood Orange Margaritas
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 8

Take advantage of the beautiful blood oranges available during the winter months, and celebrate Margarita Day with these fantastic Blood Orange Margaritas.

Updated January 16, 2014

Ingredients

  • 2
    cups blood orange juice, freshly squeezed (about 8 oranges)
  • 1/2
    cup lime juice, freshly squeezed (about 2 limes)
  • 1/2
    cup orange-flavored liqueur
  • 1 3/4
    cups silver tequila
  • 2
    to 3 tablespoons agave nectar, to taste
  • Kosher (coarse) salt
  • Ice
  • 8
    blood orange slices, halved, 1/4 inch thick

Steps

  • 1
    Mix blood orange juice, lime juice, liqueur, tequila and agave nectar; strain into large pitcher. Refrigerate until chilled, at least 30 minutes.
  • 2
    Moisten outer rim of 8 glasses with orange or lime, and dip rims into salt to lightly coat.
  • 3
    Add ice to pitcher, and stir well. Pour into glasses. Garnish with blood orange slices, and serve over crushed ice.

  • To crush ice, put ice in large resealable freezer plastic bag, and seal. Put on solid surface, and crush with meat mallet or rolling pin.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
210
Calories from Fat
0
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
20mg
1%
Potassium
170mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
18g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
15g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
70%
70%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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