Friday, March 8, 2013

Blood Orange Cocktail

I love blood oranges. When I see these glorious little creations appear in the grocery I buy pounds of them at a time. I have been working a lot lately and the weather has been blah and cold. A couple of weekends ago I decided that I needed something to help me unwind. I saw my fruit bowl overflowing with these beautiful oranges and decided to make a cocktail out of them. I threw together a few things I had on hand and my husband and I went wild over them.  I promptly bought more oranges so we could make them again the following weekend. It is sweet and tangy and dangerously smooth. There isn't a whole lot of alcohol in them and I'm sure they would be just as delicious if you wanted to omit it.  Cheers.

Blood Orange Cocktail


3/4 cup blood orange juice (about 4-6 oranges)
1/4 cup simple syrup
1 teaspoon lime juice
1/4 cup good quality vodka
Orange slices for garnish


Combine orange juice, simple syrup, lime juice, and vodka in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously until mixed and pour into chilled glasses. Garnish with orange slices. Serve immediately.


  1. I adore blood oranges! This cocktail sounds wonderful, and I love the color!

  2. oh my god i love drink!! Only citrus, so with grape it looks so yammi!