The Blood Orange Margarita was created in 2000 by former Cocktail World Cup Champion (2004) and Bartender Magazine Bartender of the Year (2005) Ben Davidson from Sydney Australia.
One of my favorite uses of tequila when blood oranges are available, the Blood Orange Margarita has an incredible depth of flavor thanks to the balance of it's ingredients. (Mr. Davidson's addition of Campari for a bitter element is, frankly, genius.) I like this margarita so much I freeze blood orange juice and make dried slices so I can have them all year and not just when fresh blood oranges are available.
I always use my same spirit brands so the one thing I may adjust is the amount of simple sugar based on the sugar level of the blood oranges available. I have found that sometimes I need to increase the simple syrup if the oranges don't have enough sweetness for my taste.
1-1/2 Oz. Patron Silver Tequila
1/2 Oz. Triple Sec
1 Tsp. of Campari
1/2 Oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1 Oz. Fresh Blood Orange Juice
1 Tsp. Simple Syrup
Garnish: Himalayan Pink Salt Rim, Blood Orange Wheel
Rub the rim of a margarita glass with some blood orange juice then dip in Himalayan salt.
Shake the ingredients with ice then pour into an ice filled margarita glass.
Garnish and serve.
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