The bloody margarita combines the best parts of a bloody mary and margarita into one cocktail – perfect for a fun Sunday brunch, fiestas, and of course, Cinco de Mayo.
Is it a bloody mary? Is it a margarita?
If you feel like celebrating Cinco de Mayo all year long and woke up this craving a little tequila, this is the drink for you. I’ve combined my favorite parts of a traditional bloody Mary with my favorite parts of a margarita.
Bloody Margarita Cocktail
Some of my favorite traditional components of a bloody Mary include tomato juice, celery salt, Worcestershire, and hot sauce, all of which I included here. You may notice that the Horseradish is missing – personally, I didn’t think that was a good addition to this drink.
If you can’t bear the thought of a Bloody Mary without some horseradish, add it but in very small doses. Horseradish is one of those ingredients where too much comes quickly.
To make this cocktail a half margarita, I had to do more than just replace the vodka with tequila. Margaritas usually include something with an orange citrus flavor, like Grand Marnier. Instead of adding more alcohol, I decided to add orange juice.
Blend it up, pour it into your glass and enjoy – its refreshing and would be a great addition to a fiesta themed brunch.
- 12 ounce can tomato juice
- 1 cup orange juice
- 4 ounces white tequila
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 2 teaspoons hot sauce
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- additional kosher salt
- lime slices
- jalapeno rings
In a cocktail shaker or large bowl combine all of the ingredients except for the ice and the garnishes. In a blender, crush ice until the ice cubes become small particles. Pour the liquid mixture into the crushed ice. Pulse the blender 2-3 times so the mixture combines with the ice.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 232 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 916mg Fiber: 2g Sugar: 16g Protein: 3g