Blood and Bourbon

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One of the best things about winter is the abundance of fantastic citrus that fills the stores.  The bright fresh fruits bring a much needed burst of sunny warmth to the chill of winter, and make for some wonderful ingredients that can be used to make delicious cocktails.  One of the most beautiful citrus is the blood orange, a sweet orange with a deep crimson color similar to blood.  The deep red juice brings an appealing visual to the cocktails and the sweet tangy juice compliments many spirits.  In this one we pair the blood orange with bourbon, bitters and rich simple syrup to create a simple clean cocktail.

Blood and Bourbon Cocktail

 

The Blood and Bourbon

  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1.5 oz freshly squeezed blood orange juice
  • 1 oz rich simple syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters

Fill a shaker half way with crushed ice.  Add ingredients and shake.  Strain thru a fine mesh strainer into a cocktail coupe or martini glass. Garnish with a blood orange slice or mint leaves.  Enjoy!

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