Blood Orange Bourbon

1 cocktail
2 min

Three ingredients are all that are needed to make this refreshing cocktail!

The deep dark color of a blood orange makes it the perfect ingredient for a beautiful and delicious drink for happy hour.

Elegant, refreshing, and so simple, this colorful Blood Orange Bourbon cocktail is one you’ll revisit again and again!

Citrus comes in season in the winter time. You’ll find the best fresh blood oranges from December through April, approximately.

That makes this cocktail perfect for winter and early Spring! And it can be the perfect signature drink at your holiday party!

But, if you want to make this cocktail, but blood oranges are not in season, you can buy blood orange juices! This way, you can enjoy this refreshing drink any time of the year.

Looks pretty, doesn't it? And you'll enjoy the perfect balance of sweet and sour with this cocktail.

What you need to make this cocktail:

  • simple syrup
  • blood oranges
  • bourbon of choice
  • ice cubes

Slice a blood orange in half and then juice it, using a juicer. Add this to a cocktail shaker, with ice.

Add the simple syrup and the bourbon and shake it well.

Add ice to a cocktail glass, then pour in the Blood Orange Bourbon. Garnish the glass with a slice of fresh blood orange.

Serve with appetizers like these Easy Taco Cups - perfect for game day or happy hour!

Recipe details
  • 1  cocktail
  • Prep time: 2 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 2 min
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  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup
  • 2 blood oranges
  • 2 oz. bourbon of choice
  • Ice

Place ice in a shaker.
Juice 1 1/2 of the blood oranges. Reserve one half for the drink garnish.
Pour blood orange juice into the shaker.
Add two tablespoons of simple syrup.
Add in the bourbon.
Shake well.
Add ice to the glass and pour in over ice into the glass.
Top with two slices of the blood orange.
  • Add some lemon juice and a cherry to make this a bourbon sour.
  • Feel free to use another variety of orange for this cocktail.
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