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Bloody Orange Maria

A Bloody Mary becomes a Bloody Maria when you swap tequila in for vodka. Our twist here is cutting the tomato juice with crimson blood-orange juice. It turns what normally feels like a meal in a glass into a brighter, more refreshing quaff.

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  • Yield: Makes 1 drink
Bloody Orange Maria

Photography: chris court

Source: Martha Stewart Living, March 2013


  • 2 lime slices, for glass and garnish
  • Flaky sea salt, such as Maldon, for glass
  • Ice
  • 3 tablespoons fresh blood-orange juice or regular orange juice, plus 1 twist from peel, for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons tomato juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila (preferably blanco, or "silver")
  • A few dashes hot sauce (optional)
  • Freshly ground black pepper, for garnish


  1. Run the cut side of 1 lime slice around the rim of a glass; dip rim in salt. Fill glass with ice and add juices and tequila. Add hot sauce, stir once, and garnish with twist, pepper, and lime slices.


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