Blood Orange Old Fashioned when you want a little twist on an old classic!
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An Old Fashioned is a popular cocktail that has been around for centuries. The center ingredient in a classic Old Fashioned is whiskey allowing the taste of your favorite whiskey to shine through. This Blood Orange Old Fashioned takes a little twist on the popular go to whiskey cocktail. Using Blood Orange syrup enhances the fruity and sweet hints that are known in a classic Old Fashioned with a bit of tartness. It also adds that dark orangey color giving this cocktail an aesthetically pleasing look.
If you’re ready to try a fun twist on an old classic, check out this Blood Orange Old Fashioned for a cocktail with a red color and sweet yet bitter taste all in one glass!
Ingredients for Blood Orange Old Fashioned
Blood Orange Syrup (I used this)
Low Ball Glass
Black Garnish Stick (I used these)
Cocktail Shaker (This one is great!)
Orange Slice Coasters to serve our Blood Orange Old Fashioned drink (I got mine here)
About the Ingredients
Whiskey is an alcoholic drink that is aged in wooden casks and is made from fermented grain mash
Blood Orange Syrup is a mix in with a sweet and fruity flavor with a hint of tart and a dark orange, almost red color.
Orange Bitters are made from the peels of bitter oranges with a little spices and are frequently used in cocktail recipes to add a touch of orange flavoring.
Honey is a sweet thick fluid made from nector collected by bees that is frequently used to sweeten up recipes
Recipe for Blood Orange Old Fashioned
Yields 2 Drinks
1)In a Cocktail Shaker, add 6 oz Whiskey and 2 tsp Honey. Stir until well mixed. Tip: Adding the honey to a warm or room temperature liquid helps the honey dissolve easier.
2)Add 2 oz Blood Orange Syrup and a few Dashes of Orange Bitters to Whiskey Honey mix in your shaker. Stir until well mixed.
3)Add Ice to Low Ball Glass and pour drink over ice
4)Garnish with Marachino Cherry on a Garnish Stick
Do you enjoy drinking classic cocktails with a bit of a twist? So do we! Check out some of our favorite cocktails with a twist like this Blue Margarita, this Chocolate Chip Whiskey Cocktail, or this Frozen Watermelon Daiquiri!
What is your favorite classic cocktail?