Blood Orange Habanero Margarita


“A little spicy and a little sweet, this habanero blood orange margarita recipe is a perfect spicy drink for winter when fresh blood oranges are in season. Salud!”
-Chef Richard Sandoval


Blood Orange Habanero Margarita

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For the Blood-Orange Habanero Syrup:
2 pints blood orange juice
1 whole habanero pepper

For the Margarita:
1 oz. 100% Agave Tequila Reposado
1 oz. sour mix
1 oz. habanero-blood orange syrup (recipe below)
Mole negro, store-bought
Wedge of lime for garnish


  1. Make the Blood-Orange Habanero Syrup - add ingredients into a sauce pan. Reduce at medium-high heat until thickened into a syrup. Remove habanero & let cool.

  2. Make the Margarita - Mix all ingredients into a mixing glass, then add ice and shake vigorously.

  3. Garnish glass with a rim of store-bought mole negro sauce or ground chiles and a lime wedge.