After making a blood orange margarita, I had a couple of blood oranges lying around. Thus, I decided to juice them and use them in another cocktail — this time with gin as the base spirit. The resulting drink is packed with the refreshing flavor of oranges. Its gorgeous color makes it easy to sip and the addition of agave nectar provides a necessary, but not overpowering sweetness. If you're a fan of oranges, you'll enjoy this beverage. Don't like gin? Use vodka instead! Here's my recipe.
1 1/2 ounces gin (I used Plymouth)
3/4 ounce Grand Marnier (or other orange liqueur)
3/4 ounce fresh-squeezed blood orange juice
1/4 agave nectar (or simple syrup)
Blood orange slice, optional for garnish
- Combine all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker.
- Fill with ice and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
- Strain into a chilled champagne coupe, garnish with the blood orange slice, and enjoy!
Makes 1 drink.
- Cocktails, Drinks
- North American
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