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Hot Blooded – Blood Orange and Whiskey Cocktail

Hot Blooded – Blood Orange and Whiskey Cocktail

Blood Orange Cocktail

Every once in a while, a cocktail comes around that knocks your socks off. This is once in a while.

Blood orange season is at it’s peak here in the United States and everything from cakes to cocktails are reaping the benefits.

A blood oranges, while looking innocently ordinary on the outside, gets their name from the shockingly red flesh on the interior. Aptly named, since a long day of slicing these oranges will leave your kitchen looking like a scene right out of Dexter.

Blood Orange CocktailSince these beauties are hard to come by in the warmer months, juice as many as you can and freeze the spoils of your efforts for Blood Orange Margaritas when Summer rolls around. With a flavor that is a hybrid of a standard naval orange and a raspberry, you will have no shortage of usage for this amazing citrus.

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For this recipe, we’re bringing out the big guns, and pairing the mighty blood orange with whiskey and jalapeños for an adult drink that packs a deliciously sweet punch.

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Hot Blooded: Jalapeno, Whiskey & Blood Orange Cocktail

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Every once in a while, a cocktail comes around that knocks your socks off. This is once in a while.

  • Author: Jackie Dodd
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup (8 fl ounces) fresh squeezed blood orange juice
  • 2 tbs Agave
  • 4 fl ounces whiskey
  • 1 medium sized jalapeno, chopped, stem removed (about 2 tbs)
  • Sliced blood orange for decoration (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add the blood orange juice, agave and whiskey, stir until combined. Add the jalapenos, replace the shaker cap and shake three times, immediately pour through a strainer into highball glasses filled with ice, straining out the jalapenos. Discard the jalapenos.

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