NEW COCKTAIL RECIPE: Blood Orange Margarita (Low Carb, NSNG)

Desperate times call for tequila-based cocktails. But let’s keep out the added sweet and sour mix and sugary liqueurs. Truthfully, I don’t make fancy cocktails too often, but I saw a gorgeous blood orange at the store right at the beginning of this whole quarantine business, and if I didn’t use it, I would lose it, and blood oranges are too rare a treat to let go to waste. Cue the margarita-making music.


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Blood Orange Margarita (Low Carb, NSNG)

5 from 2 votes
Course Drinks/Cocktails
Cuisine NSNG, Vegetarian
Servings 1


  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Ice
  • 2 ounces white tequila
  • 1.5 ounces fresh squeezed juice of a blood orange
  • 2 ounces lime Lacroix or similar soda water, or more to taste
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • Twist of blood orange peel


  • Wet rim of old-fashioned glass or margarita glass with water, roll rim of glass in salt until edges are coated. Over ice, add tequila, blood orange juice, and soda water. Gently stir until mixed. Garnish with sprig of rosemary and squeeze the twist of blood orange peel over the drink to release the oil and add peel to top of drink for garnish. Serve.


Feel free to use fresh squeezed lime, lemon, orange juice in place of the blood orange if needed (or a combination of the aforementioned citrus).
Keyword dairy free, keto, low carb, no sugar added, nsng, paleo, sugar free
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!


  • 5 stars
    Love this! I have 4 citrus trees and a love of cocktails. This will fit nicely with my NSNG lifestyle, though I still will be giving most of my oranges and grapefruit to family and friends

    • Thanks, David! I have a lemon, lime, and orange tree, but if I had a blood orange tree, that would send me to happy-land!

  • 5 stars
    May I say, I love you for giving me a good cocktail recipe after being quarantined for TOO dang long! Yes Please.

  • Just made this and it’s awesome! Lively, tasty, and I don’t even miss the sour mix or other sweet mixers AT ALL! Perfect for low carb/NSNG! Thanks, Anna!!

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