In Season :: Blood Orange & Bourbon

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

  • 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

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 Responses to “In Season :: Blood Orange & Bourbon”

  1. Lindsay.baloun@gmail.com

    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!

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    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Ooh, I’ll have to search for that brand (their package design is to die for!)

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  2. Sarah [Sarah The Architect]

    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.

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    • Jeanine Donofrio

      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.

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  3. Camille Styles

    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!

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    • Jeanine Donofrio

      I hope you liked it! I know… I have little patience for cocktails with too many components :)

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  4. grace hope

    looks yummy! I know what I will be making this weekend.

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  5. Y

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

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  6. Jessica

    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!

    Reply

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