Sit back at the end of the day and sip on this seasonal Blood Orange Old Fashioned Cocktail made with quality bourbon, fresh blood orange juice, and a dash of bitters.
You know how much we love our seasonal cocktails, right? I was really afraid moving to Ohio in the winter time would mean limited seasonal produce compared to Arizona. If you follow my posts, then you know my love for farmers markets is right up there with my love for cocktails. Luckily though, we have found hidden gems through the city with goodies like the blood oranges I used to make this Blood Orange Old Fashioned Cocktail recipe.
Seasonal Blood Orange Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe
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 last summer. 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 flavor of seasonal fruits and vegetables and really get the most out of your trip to the farmers market. You can make mixed drinks with fresh squeezed juice like this Blood Orange Old Fashioned Cocktail, use them to infuse alcohols for creative drink recipes, or even make fragrant simple syrups for non-alcoholic drinks. Even a slightly boozy blood orange granita would be a delightful spring treat. The possibilities truly are endless!
Now that spring is right around the corner and farmers markets are starting to pop back up, what seasonal cocktails do you like to make? Share your tips, ideas, and suggestions in the comments below.
- 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 recipe from SoFabFood Contributor, Loriann from Thyme for Cocktails, as much as we do. 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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