I purchased some really excellent blood oranges at the store this morning. I debated making a Blood Orange Hemmingway Daiquiri but rum didn’t sound appealing, I was more in the mood for a Bourbon Old Fashioned. So I thought ‘what the Hell, it probably won’t kill us’. Although I had two of these cocktails before photographing my Navy Beans, Mustard Greens, and Country Style Ribs recipe, and the photos turned out surprisingly well.
Hardcore ‘Old Fashioned’ enthusiasts (like myself) prefer to muddle the bitters and a sugar cube. But for the Blood Orange Old Fashioned, I used simple syrup since I was already bastardizing the Old Fashioned by adding orange juice to it.
The Blood Orange Old Fashioned turned out to be a really excellent cocktail. Just sweet enough not to overwhelm the bitters and Bourbon, even hardcore Old Fashioned enthusiasts will like this cocktail.
Here is my Blood Orange Old Fashioned Cocktail recipe:
Blood Orange Old Fashioned
- Cocktail Shaker
- 2 Ounces Bourbon
- 1/2 Blood Orange Juice Only
- 2-3 Dashes Angostura Bitters
- 1/2 Ounce Simple Syrup
- Slice of Blood Orange
- Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker over ice, shake 40-50 times until ice cold
- Place garnish slice in an Old Fashioned glass over ice
- Pour the cocktail over the top of the garnish