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A homemade margarita in a clear glass with blood oranges in the background.
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Skinny Blood Orange Margarita

This Blood Orange Margarita is the perfect homemade Mexican cocktail for Cinco de Mayo or any night of the week. If you want to know how to make this easy drink, all you need is tequila, blood oranges, lime juice, and agave nectar.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 drink
Calories 179 kcal


  • ¼ cup blood orange juice* fresh
  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice fresh
  • 1 ½ oz. tequila blanco or reposado
  • 1 Tbsp. agave nectar light
  • Coarse salt
  • Additional limes


  1. Combine blood orange juice, lime juice, tequila, and agave nectar in a cocktail shaker that has been filled with ice.*

  2. Shake margarita 10-15 times or until well mixed.

  3. Take a lime wedge and swirl it around the rim of the margarita glass. Dip coated edges in a shallow plate or bowl full of coarse sea salt for a salted rim.

  4. Pour skinny margarita into glass and garnish with a lime or blood orange wedge and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Meal Prep and Storage

  • To Prep-Ahead: You can juice the oranges and limes up to 1-2 days ahead of time. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
  • To Store: Whatever you don't enjoy immediately can be kept in the fridge for up to 2-3 days. Keep in a container with a tight-fitting lid.

If you would like to make this recipe to serve 8 people:

  • Increase the amount of blood orange juice to 2 cups, lime juice to 1 cup, agave nectar to ½ cup, and tequila to 1 ½ cups.
  • Add all ingredients to a large pitcher without ice and whisk to combine.
  • Store skinny margarita covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • Add ice 5-10 minutes before serving and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Skinny Blood Orange Margarita
Amount Per Serving
Calories 179
% Daily Value*
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 124mg4%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Sugar 15g17%
Vitamin A 125IU3%
Vitamin C 39.8mg48%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.