Blood orange drinks never disappoint and this seasonal cocktail, Blood Orange Old Fashioned, is no exception. Made with quality bourbon, bitters, and blood orange juice, it’s a classic cocktail with a twist!
Who doesn’t love a seasonal cocktail?
If you follow my posts, then you know my love for farmers markets is right up there with my love for cocktails. That’s why I’m thrilled to bring them together today to share this Blood Orange Old Fashioned Cocktail recipe with you!
A classic cocktail with a twist!
Blood oranges are a personal favorite of mine. We used to get them at the farmers market in Arizona. They inspired me to make this Blood Orange Negroni recipe I shared with you in the past. There is something special about a fruit or vegetable that is only available for a short period of time each year. I feel like I appreciate the experience so much more when I am only able to enjoy them for a brief moment.
Cocktails are a great way to enjoy the flavors of seasonal fruits and vegetables and really get the most out of your trip to the farmers market. You can make mixed drinks with freshly squeezed juice, use them to infuse alcohols for creative drink recipes, or even make fragrant simple syrups for non-alcoholic drinks. The possibilities truly are endless!
- 4 oz bourbon or rye whiskey
- 2 oz fresh blood orange juice
- 2-3 dashes orange or cherry bitters
- 1/2 tsp honey
- Maraschino cherries for garnish, optional
- Blood orange peel for garnish, optional
- In a cocktail pitcher, stir all ingredients together.
- Evenly divide between 2 rocks glasses, add desired amount of ice.
- Garnish with a maraschino cherry and blood orange peel.
- Serve immediately.
Home Chef Tip: When using freshly squeezed fruit juice for cocktails, strain to remove pulp and seeds for a smoother mouth feel.
We hope you enjoy this Blood Orange Old Fashioned Cocktail from SoFabFood Home Chef, Loriann from Thyme for Cocktails. If you love this recipe, you can find more like it by visiting our Cocktails section. For daily recipe inspiration, like us on Facebook and follow us on Pinterest. Enjoy!
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