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In Season :: Blood Orange & Bourbon

February 7th, 2013

Blood Orange & Bourbon // Love & Lemons for Camille Styles

Does anyone else crave citrus in the winter like I do? Jeanine here, and I’ve been on a citrus kick for weeks now… first in salads, then main dishes and now, in perhaps my favorite food group of all, the cocktail. I just love how the blood oranges add natural sweetness, and also a pop of color. We drink with our eyes first, right?

Blood Orange & Bourbon // Love & Lemons for Camille Styles

Blood Orange & Bourbon // Love & Lemons for Camille Styles

Blood Orange & Bourbon

serves 1, scale accordingly

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed blood orange juice (strain the pulp if you wish)
  • 3-5 tablespoons bourbon (depends on how boozy you want it)
  • 2-3 drops of Angostura bitters
  • splash of sparkling water
  • orange slices & sprigs of mint, for garnish

Instructions:

Mix & serve!

Alternatively, omit the sparkling water, shake everything in a cocktail shaker with ice and serve in a rocks glass.

photos & recipe by Love & Lemons

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25 Comments under :: In Season :: Blood Orange & Bourbon
  1. Ummmmmmmmm those are two of my favorite things! AND I just bought blood oranges to concoct some sort of cocktail with! Loving this :)

    xo
    Nicole
    http://www.hourglassandbloom.com

  2. Yum! This sounds wonderful. I am thinking of trying it with my fave bourbon, Angel’s Envy– it’s a little tough to find, but worth the hunt. It’s aged in port wine barrels, so would be lovely with citrus like this! Cheers!

  3. Jeanine, this looks so glamorous! Blood oranges really step it up a notch. I haven’t fully developed a taste for Bourbon, but this seems like a good place to start.

    • Thanks Sarah! Bourbon isn’t so much my thing either (my husband Jack is really into it), but I really like it here… it’s lighter and less overwhelmingly bourbon tasting than, say, and old fashioned.

  4. These are so beautiful, and I have no doubt they’re going to be delicious, too. I might just mix one up for my own little “happy hour” this evening… And I love great cocktail recipes that only call for a handful of ingredients!

  5. Love this idea for a cocktail. I recently developed a taste for bourbon, especially with honey! Thanks for the recipe.

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  14. Y says:

    What a gorgeous post, and yummy recipe! The color in the drink is impeccable

  15. Jessica says:

    Wow. I came to this recipe through a Pinteret pin. I rarely drink during the week, but after a horribly long and stressful day today, I came home and mixed this up. It is so amazing! Perfect winter drink!

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