This Blood Orange Mezcal Margarita is a super fun take on a classic margarita. The mezcal adds a really nice smokiness while the blood orange balances it with a good amount of sweetness and acidity. These margaritas have a been a massive hit amongst my family and friends, and I am so excited to share them with you!
Who doesn’t love a great margarita? As soon as the weather starts to get warm and sunny, I start to crave a really great margarita. These blood orange mezcal margaritas have been my go-to so far this Spring. They are just so bright, fun and beautiful.
This recipe is made with mezcal which is basically a smoke tequila. They literately place the agave plant in a fire pit in the ground and smoke it before moving on with the distillation process. I LOVE the flavor of mezcal, but it definitely is an acquired taste. I use the brand Banhez at home because in my experience it is a little more subtle and less aggressive than other brands.
If you are not into mezcal, this recipe is also delicious with any blanco tequila. I always prefer an 100% agave tequila compared to a mista tequila. They are pricier, but promise it is 100% worth it.
So invite some friends over, sit on the patio and make a big batch of these blood orange margaritas for a perfect spring or summer night!
- ¾ cup mezcal, blanco tequila can be substituted
- ½ cup fresh squeezed blood orange juice
- ¼ cup fresh lime juice
- ¼ cup agave nectar
- 2 tsp salt
- ¼ tsp cayenne
- Lime slices for garnish
- Combine salt and cayenne on a plate and set aside. Take lime wedge and rim each glass. Then dip in salt mixture.
- Combine mezcal, blood orange juice, lime juice and agave nectar in a shaker with ice and shake well for 30 seconds until well combined.
- Pour over ice, garnish with a lime or a slice of blood orange and serve immediately