Oh, how I’ve missed margaritas over the past 9+ months. Anytime we’d go to a Mexican restaurant and Joel would order one, I’d stare at it longingly across the table as I sipped my lousy, boring water (no matter how many limes you add to your water – it won’t taste like a margarita). But now, my beloved margarita has come back into my life and all is well again! When I found some gorgeous looking blood oranges at the store recently, I knew I had to make margaritas. And my friend Shawnda, the queen of margaritas, has the perfect recipe! If you’ve never tried blood oranges, you’re missing out; their deep, red juice is SO sweet and bright- it almost has a floral taste to it. Add that to a margarita and you’ve got one lip-smacking cocktail! Cheers!

Blood Orange Margaritas

3 ounces tequila
2 ounces orange liqueur, such as Grand Marnier or Triple Sec
2 ounces fresh-squeezed lime juice
4 ounces fresh-squeezed blood orange juice (3-4 oranges)
2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar, sifted

Stir together tequila, orange liqueur, lime, orange juices and confectioners’ sugar. Check for sweetness and add additional sugar if desired. Pour over two small glasses of ice rimmed with salt. Serves 2.

Recipe source: barely adapted from Confections of a Foodie Bride

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  1. Oh, I feel you! I have 6 weeks to go until my first is born, and Margaritas are the top thing Imiss! It all started when I got a lime/sea salt facial scrub from the LUSH store, it was all over from there.

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    Comment by Colleen — March 23, 2012 @ 6:05 AM

  2. First of all, I love blood orange margs! I think I’ll make one this afternoon! Second of all… LOVE THOSE STINKIN CUTE CUPS! Perfect for sipping on your well-deserved beverage :)

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    Comment by Rebecca — March 23, 2012 @ 10:45 AM

  3. Oh how I know the feeling right now. Do me a favor and drink one for all the pregnant mamas in your life. As I sit here, wanting that gorgeous margarita, telling myself 7 more weeks. These look fantastic and the perfect way to pick mama up!! Mad Men premiere this weekend…you ready????

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    amy Reply:

    Oh girl…I am SO ready!!! I’ll definitely drink one of these for you! I feel your pain! Only 7 more weeks till little Cookie makes her debut! :)

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    Comment by Krystal @ {Mrs. Regueiro's Plate} — March 23, 2012 @ 11:20 AM

  4. How funny! I randomly found her recipe from a google search, and fell in love with it! I recognized her website (because I’m your friendly neighborhood stalker) :), and then I thought, “I wonder what margarita recipes Amy recommends”… and BAM- confirmation!! xoxo

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    Comment by Shelby Langford — March 23, 2012 @ 1:41 PM

  5. Yum, yum, yum! These are so beautiful. I’ve been trying to find blood oranges just so I can make these. We’ve been enjoying our pink grapefruit margs in the meantime.

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    Comment by Kelsey — March 25, 2012 @ 11:19 PM

  6. Pinned! Thanks for sharing… This will be perfect for a Monday. =0)

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    Comment by Melissa's Produce — March 26, 2012 @ 12:15 PM

  7. prego here too (less than 5 weeks to go). I am drooling over this margarita:)

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    Comment by Megan — July 1, 2012 @ 5:07 PM

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