blood orange infusion + oh honey! cocktail
I had a cocktail party last weekend that was full of all sorts of tasty infused vodkas, the delicious infused tequila you saw earlier this week along with homemade ginger ale and other goodies. I’m hoping to share all my infusions with you over the month of May, so get ready for some tasty cocktails.
I’m starting out with the tamest one, which is vodka infused with blood oranges. Infusions are a super fun way to mix up your cocktails and experiment with different flavors. You can infuse vodka with just about any flavor you can thing of… citrus is just the beginning.
For the infusion, I just sliced up a few blood oranges, tossed them in a jar, poured vodka over top and let the jar sit for a few days. Because citrus is a strong flavor, it only takes a day or two to infuse the vodka with it’s delicious flavor.
You can see most of the color is drained out of the oranges themselves and infused into the vodka. It’s pretty nifty. Now you have to think of your own signature cocktail to make with it.
blood orange infused vodka
makes 1 bottle
|1 bottle vodka, I like Tito’s2-3 oranges, sliced||1. Place the sliced oranges in a large jar. Pour the vodka over them, seal and let sit in a dark place (like a cupboard or pantry) for 2-3 days. Taste the vodka—if you’d like it to be more flavorful, leave it for another day.2. When you have the desired flavor, strain the orange slices from the liquid. Store the infused vodka in a sealed bottle. Enjoy!|
oh honey! cocktail
|1.5 ounces blood orange infused vodka
.5 ounces fresh squeezed blood orange (about 1/2 of an orange)
.5 ounce honey syrup (recipe below)
1.5 ounces club soda
sliced orange for garnish
|1. In a cocktail shaker, combine vodka, orange juice, honey syrup and ice. Swirl for 15 seconds.2. Pour into a glass and top off with club soda. Stir to combine.3. Garnish with a slice of orange.
1 part water
(I used 1/4 cup)
|Heat water on the stove over low heat, about 1 minute. Turn burner off and add an equal amount of honey to the water. Stir until smooth.|