recipe // blood orange mezcal margarita

happy Cinco de Mayo! we're celebrating with #margaritaweek and sharing a recipe for Blood Orange Mezcal Margaritas. get the full cocktail recipe on Jojotastic.com

Cinco de Mayo is upon us and that can mean one thing: margaritas are a must. Kate from Hola! Jalapeño is also hosting Margarita Week, so really it’s the perfect time to talk all things tequila, icy, and flavorful. It’s a known fact among my friends that if a drink menu lists mezcal as an ingredient, chances are good that I’ll order it. There’s something about the deep, smoky flavor that really speaks to me — maybe it’s because I am currently going through a scotch phase, too? Gimme da flavor! This margarita recipe comes with a healthy dose of mezcal and another favorite flavor, tart blood orange.

I tend to really love blended drinks because they make me feel like I’m on vacation (even if I’m just chillin’ on my deck). For an extra-icy feeling, we froze the blood orange slices, but normal slices will do perfectly well in a pinch. This recipe is pretty straightforward — throw it all in a blender and go!

happy Cinco de Mayo! we're celebrating with #margaritaweek and sharing a recipe for Blood Orange Mezcal Margaritas. get the full cocktail recipe on Jojotastic.comhappy Cinco de Mayo! we're celebrating with #margaritaweek and sharing a recipe for Blood Orange Mezcal Margaritas. get the full cocktail recipe on Jojotastic.com

Blood Orange Mezcal Margarita Recipe (Prep time: 10 min, serves 4)

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces mezcal
  • 3 ounces cointreau
  • 6 ounces lime juice
  • 4-5 blood oranges (pealed and sliced or cut in segments)
  • 2.5 ounces agave syrup
  • 2-3 cups ice

Directions

Peel and slice the blood oranges, then freeze overnight. This step isn’t necessary, but helps on a hot day!

Add all ingredients to a blender filled with ice. Pulse until the ice is roughly chopped, then blend until smooth. If your blender get stuck, you can add a little water or juice and continue blending.

Pour or scoop into cups and garnish with lime wheels.

happy Cinco de Mayo! we're celebrating with #margaritaweek and sharing a recipe for Blood Orange Mezcal Margaritas. get the full cocktail recipe on Jojotastic.com

These drinks get really good when they are slightly melted and the consistency of a Slurpee (yet another of my summertime staples).

happy Cinco de Mayo! we're celebrating with #margaritaweek and sharing a recipe for Blood Orange Mezcal Margaritas. get the full cocktail recipe on Jojotastic.com

Plus, a few finds for your own Cinco de Mayo festivities: 

photography by Jojotastic.

  • So happy I found your blog! I love mezcal…and blood orange….and margarita! The perfect trio ;)

    • They are like the 3 musketeers, huh? Happy you’re here!

  • Kate Ramos

    Oh Joanna, that looks dangerous! That slushy, slurpiness looks like the perfect consistency for chilling–quick, someone get me a straw!

    • you’re right — it IS dangerously good ;)

  • Kate Ramos

    Oh Joanna, that looks dangerous! That slushy, slurpiness looks like the perfect consistency for chilling–quick, someone get me a straw!