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Blood Orange Whiskey Sour

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Last Updated on August 8, 2022 by The Noms

The tartness of fresh blood orange juice combines with the bite of bourbon in this lovely Blood Orange Whiskey Sour, perfect for citrus season with fresh fruit!

 

We come upon blood oranges at the grocery store usually in January, and they will disappear until next winter so time is of the essence with Blood Orange cocktails! Most blood oranges are in season from December to May, (we in Omaha usually only see them January-March) so there is still a bit of time left to make these cocktails.

 

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Blood oranges are in season and we are  making the most of them this year with this Blood Orange Whiskey Sour! We LOVE Blood Orange cocktails, we have plenty on the site – Blood & BourbonBlood Orange Gin Sour, Blood Orange Sidecar, and then the classic Blood and Sand, but with blood orange juice!

 

Blood Oranges

The sweet and sour flavor of blood oranges when paired with bourbon whiskey, is a perfect combo! They are a gorgeous crimson color, but really are bitter. A bit of sweet like citrus in general, but is more bitter than a regular orange.

 

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Blood oranges are one of our favorite fresh citrus cocktail mixers. We made these Blood Orange Whiskey Sours in honor of the citrus season that is perfect in winter.

 

Blood Orange Whiskey Sour

A whiskey sour is a classic cocktail with a mixture of sour and sweet.  It contains three basic ingredients:  whiskey, lemon juice, and sugar.  It also can optionally contain an egg white, but we didn’t use it in this recipe. Feel free to add an egg white if you would like, for the creamy texture.

 

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This Blood Orange Whiskey Sour is an easy cocktail to make, other than fresh squeezing that blood orange juice, and it has lovely flavors that are both sweet and sour together.

 

The blood orange juice brings a balanced citrus flavor that enhances the tart lemon juice, and together with the bourbon, this makes for a great winter sip!

 

 

Whiskey Sour

Whiskey and orange pair really well together, always have. We prefer our whiskey sours are more on the sour side of things, and the use of blood orange with lemon juice worked well here.

 

But, feel free to adjust the sweetness to your preference. We used .50 ounce simple syrup, but if your blood oranges are tending sweet, or you have a sweeter bourbon, then feel free to back off of that. In opposition, if you need it a little sweeter, add a little more syrup. Definitely

 

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Can I Use Regular Oranges instead of Blood Oranges?

Yes, this whiskey sour will still taste delicious with regular oranges, but you may have to adjust the sweetness level, as well as the color will be more orange.

 

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Whiskey Sour Tips

  • Blood Orange Juice: Each blood orange will give you 2-3 oz juice. If you use a juicer it will help to get the most juice.
  • Adjust the Sweetness: feel free to use .25 oz rich simple syrup, or more or less .50 ounce regular simple syrup per how sweet your want it.

 

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Blood Orange Whiskey Sour Ingredients

  • Simple Syrup – Our homemade simple syrup is the perfect way to add sweetness to cocktails, it takes less time to dissolve than sugar.
  • Blood Orange Juice – Fresh squeezed blood orange juice is preferred for this recipe. It can be find bottled, but this can be difficult.
  • Bourbon – Bourbon tends to be sweeter and mild and pairs with the other flavors perfectly in this Blood Orange Whiskey Sour.
  • Lemon Juice – makes this even more a sour, fresh squeezed lemon juice

 

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Yield: 1

Blood Orange Whiskey Sour

Prep Time: 5 minutes

This Blood Orange Whiskey Sour is super easy to make with 4 ingredients, and full of great flavor and color!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake and strain, pour over ice in a rocks glass!
  3. Cheers!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

4 ounces

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 192Total Fat: .2gSaturated Fat: .1gSodium: 14mgCarbohydrates: 15.1gFiber: .1gSugar: 2.7gProtein: .3g

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