A blood orange cocktail is the perfect celebration of winter's best cocktail flavors. Embrace the sharp, sour notes of fresh blood oranges paired with smokey, sweet bourbon with this blood orange bourbon sour.
Roll a blood orange back and forth on a cutting board a few times to break up the flesh and release the juices. Cut the orange in half, then juice using a reamer or the tines of fork.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour 1 oz blood orange juice, bourbon, simple syrup, lemon juice, and lime juice into the shaker. Stir until the shaker frosts.
Place 1 large ice cube into a cocktail glass. Pour the blood orange cocktail into the glass and garnish with a blood orange slice and a maraschino cherry.
How To Make Simple Syrup:Combine 2 parts sugar to one part water in a small saucepan and heat over medium high heat, whisking frequently until the sugar is dissolved and the solution is clear. Remove from heat and cool. Simple syrup keeps in the fridge in a sealed container for at least 2 months.