A little smoky (thanks to the mezcal), a little sweet (thanks to the citrus), this Blood Orange Mezcal Cocktail recipe is just fantastic. When you start to see blood oranges show up at the grocery store, be sure to pick up a few extra to make a batch.

Want to learn how to rim a glass with cocktail sugar or margarita salt for your mezcal cocktails, use a different fresh fruit margarita (but seriously – this blood orange mezcal margarita is awesome), or come up with ways to garnish any cocktail you can whip up at home? Check out our easy to follow recipe tutorial here.

Want to serve this blood orange cocktail as a frozen margarita, rather than on the rocks? Just add all the liquids into a blender with one cup of crushed party ice. Cover and blend until you reach your preferred slushy consistency. Then pour into salt rimmed glasses and serve.

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Blood Orange Mezcal Cocktail

Blood Orange Mezcal Cocktail

  • Author: Patricia Beets
  • Yield: 2 cocktails 1x



3 oz. Mezcal

1 1/2 oz. blood orange juice

1 oz. Campari

1/2 oz. honey syrup

1/2 oz. fresh lime juice

Blood orange wheels for garnish

Gold cocktail sugar for garnish


Place a spoonful of the colored sugar in a shallow dish. Run the edge of a cut lemon or lime around the rim of a glass and dip into the sugar. Lift the glass, shake off any excess and set aside. Chill glasses in the freezer for a few minutes.

Add the mezcal, blood orange juice, Campari, honey syrup and lime juice to a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice, shake well and pour into the prepared glass.

Note: If you cannot find honey syrup, make your own by combining equal parts honey and warm water in a clean squeeze bottle and shaking well.


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