Katie and I enjoyed a nice pitcher of blood orange margaritas at this nice little Mexican restaurant in Newport, RI a couple months ago. I think we both agreed that this drink was dangerously good and refreshing! Naturally, I just had to make more at home. Sometimes it is hard to find blood oranges at your local grocery store but try a farmers market or any store that specializes in fresh produce. If you can not find fresh blood oranges, then you can also purchase bottled blood orange juice.

1/2 cup fresh squeezed blood orange juice
2 tablespoons lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
1 cup Cointreau
3 cups ice
1 cup Patron silver tequila

Combine the blood orange juice, lemon juice, Cointreau, and ice in a blender and pulse until completely blended and the ice is chopped up. Add the tequila and blend for a few seconds more. Serve in frozen margarita glasses. Coat the rims of each glass with salt if desired.