Blood Orange Margarita Recipe

Have you ever wanted to enjoy a specialty Rio margarita from the comfort of your own home? Well, now you can!

Recently, our Food & Beverage Director, Erich Whisenhunt met with the Bartender Magazine team to showcase this delicious Rio margarita recipe in their signature cocktail edition!


  • 6 oz. ice
  • 2 oz. tequila, Maestro Dobel Diamante tequila is preferred/recommended
  • 1 oz. orange liqeuer
  • 2 oz. fresh blood orange citrus mix
  • Juice from half a lime

Blood orange citrus mix recipe:

  • 8 oz. lime juice
  • 8 oz. blood orange juice
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • Warm water
  1. Pour sugar in a two-cup measuring cup
  2. Add warm water until the volume reaches two cups
  3. Shake & stir until the sugar has dissolved
  4. Using a citrus squeezer, juice oranges and limes
  5. Strain & measure for 8 0z. of each after straining
  6. Add orange & lime juice to sugar water & mix thoroughly

Rio Blood Orange Margarita Instructions:

  1. Fill a shaker with ice
  2. Jigger all ingredients listed above into shaker & shake by hand
  3. Pour into highball glass
  4. Squeeze lime into cocktail & garnish with a blood orange wheel
  5. ENJOY!
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