blood orange gimlet

February 19th, 2010

Oh happy day! It’s been a while since we’ve had a happy hour around here and boy am I ready! Since things are a bit nutty, I went for something super simple but pretty dang lovely to liven things up. There’s no easier way to make something pretty in the winter time than using blood oranges. I absolutely love those red gems. So go find yourself a few, pick up some gin on the way and make a lovely blood orange gimlet to celebrate another Friday.


blood orange gimlet
serves 1

1 oz blood orange juice
2 oz gin
blood orange slice, to garnish

Pour the juice, gin and ice in a cocktail shaker and give it a good shake.
Strain the liquid into a nice, dainty glass and garnish with an orange slice.

Comments: 17 Total

  1. Jennifer

    February 19, 2010 at 8:55 am

    Just bought blood oranges yesterday. I could use a happy hour, too. Thanks for the idea!

  2. Amanda

    February 19, 2010 at 10:54 am

    My neighbor and I used to have these for happy hour all the time (way more than was probably healthy!) :)

  3. sarah

    February 19, 2010 at 11:28 am

    oh, yes! two of my favorite flavors. this week has been a bear-totally need a cocktail tonight. what’s your preferred gin?

  4. la ninja

    February 19, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    that’s such a bloody good picture (and please, do not excuse the pun. it was bloody done on bloody purpose.)

    no, really. the beers I’m about to go and drink seem dead boring now. ah, comparison, perspective. boo hoo. :)

  5. DailyChef

    February 19, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Love love love blood oranges! It makes me happy when they get used in a happy hour. :)

  6. Crunchy Granola Gal

    February 19, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    wow, this looks fab. can i use cara cara oranges, i wonder? they seem to be pretty much the same. hmmm.

  7. leah

    February 19, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Ohhhh looks truly yummy! thanks for sharing! LA

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  11. Jamie

    February 21, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    This looks like the perfect recipe for the Dexter party my friend and I want to have someday. Thank you!

  12. lydia

    February 22, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    everytime I read your happy hour posts I think how I MUST establish some kind of happy hour tradition chez moi…
    Love blood oranges, so perhaps now is the time to start.

  13. plaisirs simples

    February 22, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    oh love this! how mad men of you!

  14. links london

    April 6, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    h love this! how mad men of you! faf

  15. Yvette

    January 15, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Looks gorgeous!!! I love blood oranges and am exited to experiment with this seasonal beauty!

  16. Nicole @ Arctic Garden Studio

    January 16, 2011 at 1:38 am

    I love blood orange juice for breakfast. Might as well squeeze it the night before…

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