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A glass of iced tea with a slice of blood orange.

Blood Orange Old Fashion Cocktail

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  • Author: The Solo Spoon
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Yield: 1
  • Category: Drinks


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
  • Ice


  1. Grab your cocktail glass and place the sugar cube in the bottom.
  2. Shake the bitters over the sugar cube so it soaks it up.
  3. Use your muller to completely crush the sugar cube.
  4. Toss some ice in your glass and pour your bourbon over the time.
  5. Stir until the sugar dissolves.
  6. 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.