Sometimes when I’m out at a bar I’ll order a whiskey sour, and I’m usually disappointed because despite the name, it’s not sour at all. Depending on the bar, it’s actually pretty sweet. So I’ll warn you right off the bat that my version of this drink actually lives up to the name. If you don’t like your drinks sour, just add some simple syrup to taste to sweeten it up. It’s a straightforward drink, but the blood orange adds a fun (and colorful!) twist. Blood oranges are only available for a couple of months, though, so get ’em while you can. If you miss the availability window, just substitute regular orange juice.
blood orange sour cocktail recipe

Blood Orange Rum Sour

1 1/2 oz blood orange juice (1-2 oranges)
1/2 oz lime juice (1/2-1 lime)
1 1/2 oz white rum
ice cubes
simple syrup (1:1 sugar dissolved in boiling water, cooled)

Add blood orange, lime juice, and rum to a glass with 3 ice cubes, stir to mix. Add simple syrup to taste.

blood orange sour cocktail recipe

blood orange sour cocktail recipe

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4 Responses to Blood Orange Sour

  1. Tammy Thiele says:

    These look (& sound amazing!) Pinning them to try…off to find some blood oranges!

    • Rachel says:

      Tammy, good luck finding the blood oranges! I’ve seen them at Trader Joes and Whole Foods lately.

  2. KristiDoesPDX says:

    Interesting. A sour with rum… I love the idea. Sounds dangerous though… rum goes down a little too easy.

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