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Blood Orange Smash

The most beautiful blood orange cocktail you ever did see. Use up your blood oranges with this fresh and simple Blood Orange Smash.

Prep: 10 minutesCook: 0 minutsTotal: 9 minute
Fat 0 Carbs 8 Protein 0
Yield 1 1x


For the Blood Orange Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 blood orange, juiced (about 1/4 cup)

For the Blood Orange Smash

  • 1/4 cup blood orange (2-oz.), ~1/2 blood orange, juiced
  • 2-oz. bourbon
  • 1/2-oz. blood orange simple syrup, or to taste
  • Club Soda, to taste (or seltzer water)


For the Simple Syrup

  1. Add the water, granulated sugar, and blood orange juice to a medium saucepan.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium/high heat and then simmer until the sugar has dissolved completely for about 8-10 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 15 minutes.
  4. Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve and transfer it to an airtight container.
  5. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

For the Blood Orange Smash

  1. Add the blood orange juice, bourbon, and simple syrup to a highball glass.
  2. Stir to combine.
  3. Fill the glass with ice and top with club soda.
  4. Garnish with a slice of blood orange and serve immediately.

Tips & Notes

  • This blood orange cocktail is also delicious with vodka or gin.
  • We recommend using a bourbon that has vanilla and cinnamon notes— using a rye will result in a sharper bite.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Calories: 183 Sugar: 7 Fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 8 Fiber: 0 Protein: 0
Author: Lee FunkeCategory: CocktailMethod: No-BakeCuisine: American

Keywords: blood orange cocktail

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