Blood Orange Manuka Honey Margaritas
These blood orange margaritas are definitely a level up from the traditional lime margarita we all know and love. Deliciously refreshing, they are quick to whip up and unique enough for any occasion!
A simple sweetness comes from both the blood oranges and a generous drizzle of Taylor Pass Manuka Honey. This compliments the sour bite of lime juice in the margarita as well as your favorite silver tequila. The citrus and honey flavors go great together and make up the ideal foundation for this cocktail. And bonus: Taylor Pass Manuka Honey’s antibacterial properties and health benefits mean you can feel great about each sip.
It’s easy to make these in a big batch for a crowd when entertaining, or simply shake up one or two for an easy weeknight drink with dinner! We recommend squeezing the lime juice and the blood oranges fresh for ultimate flavor — so go ahead and skip the bottled stuff. And for those who like a salted rim, this recipe experiments with a blend of both coarse salt and lime zest.
This brings even more color to the bold and bright cocktails and an extra edge of sour flavor when you go for a sip. And if you don’t have a cocktail shaker, it’s just as easy to stir the ingredients together for a perfectly balanced margarita!
- 4 oz tequila
- 4 oz fresh blood orange juice
- 2 oz fresh lime juice
- 1 tbsp Taylor Pass Manuka Honey UMF 10+
- Lime zest, to rim glass
- Coarse salt, to rim glass
- Blood orange slices, to garnish
- Lime slices, to garnish
- Combine the tequila, blood orange juice, lime juice, and honey in your cocktail shaker. Add a handful of ice, cover, and shake vigorously until chilled, about 10 seconds.
- On a small plate add the zest from 1 lime and a generous amount of coarse salt. Stir. If desired, rim your glass with the salt/zest mixture.
- Fill your serving glasses up with ice. Strain and pour the margarita over the ice. Garnish with a fresh blood orange slice and lemon slice if desired.
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