When it comes to mixed drinks, you can never go wrong with a classic old fashioned. This recipe is a twist on a class using a blood orange. This cocktail is lightly sweet and smooth as can be, with a hint of citrus.
- 2 ounces Bourbon
- 6 Drops Bitters
- 1 ounce Blood Orange Syrup
- 1 Sugar Cube
- Orange Peel or Wedge
- Grab your cocktail glass and place the sugar cube in the bottom.
- Shake the bitters over the sugar cube so it soaks it up.
- Use your muller to completely crush the sugar cube.
- Toss some ice in your glass and pour your bourbon over the time.
- Stir until the sugar dissolves.
- Rub your orange peel around the rim of the glass, then drop it in your drink. Enjoy!
- If you’re having issues with your sugar not dissolving, pour the bourbon in before the ice and stir. You can also add a teaspoon of water to the sugar before adding the ice and bourbon.
- If you want more of a citrus kick, squeeze an orange wedge into your glass after adding the bourbon.
- I’ve added up to 10 drops of bitters before, but some add less. This part is a preference. I would start with 6 drops and you can adjust after tasting.
- I normally just place drops of bitters in until the sugar cube is soaked. This is usually a good way of telling if you have enough.
- Add cocktail cherries for another fun pop of color and flavor.