new old fashioned

January 14th, 2011

Oh boy, not only is it Friday, but blood oranges are in stores now! They are one of my favorite fruits, partly because they make great cocktails. I whipped up this new take on a classic by adding a splash of sweet and tangy blood orange juice to it. It’s not for the weak at heart, whew these puppies are strong! But sometimes that’s what you need.

Cheers! To a great weekend and to remembering Mr. Martin Luther King Jr.

new old fashioned
makes 1 cocktail

2 ounces Rye
1 sugar cube
a few splashes of orange bitters
1/2 oz blood orange juice
1 large ice cube
2 inch piece of blood orange rind

Using a vegetable peeler, cut a 2 inch piece of the blood orange rind.
Place a sugar cube, bitters and blood orange juice in a short glass. Muddle until sugar is dissolved.
Add ice cube, then the rye. Gently swirl the drink together.
Fold the piece of orange rind and squeeze together over drink, letting the essence fall into the drink. (You may not be able to see the essence, but it’s there, I promise) Drop the rind in the beverage.

Comments: 2 Total

  1. kickpleat

    January 14, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    thank you for figuring out exactly what drinks i’ll be serving tonight when friends visit. i’ve got blood oranges and bourbon at the ready – no sugar cubes but i’m guessing a spoonful of regular sugar would do nicely.

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    April 9, 2013 at 10:41 pm

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