Thursday, March 5, 2015

Blood Orange Mint Gimlet

Blood Orange Mint Gimlet

Oh, look, it's snowing again. For the bazzilionth time this winter. Shocking, I know. I'm trying hard to be positive and see the bright side. I'm cozy and dry at home. I have food in the fridge and a blissfully well stocked liquor cabinet. I have a sweet furry dog to keep me extra warm. But the house-bound, stir-crazy thing is making it hard to see the glass as half full. So I'm going to fill it with a little spring.

It's ironic that so much beautiful citrus is available in the middle of this snowy mess but it would be a shame not to take advantage of it. Beautiful blood oranges were piled high on a display in my market and the smell of fresh mint hit me when I walked past the herbs. So what if it's atrocious outside. It's warm and citrusy and minty inside. Cheers!


by Hungry Couple
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Ingredients (1 Serving)
  • 2 oz. Gin
  • 2 oz. Fresh blood orange juice (approx. 1 blood orange)
  • 1/2 oz. Lime juice
  • 1/2 oz. Simple syrup
  • 1/2 oz. Elderflower liqueur
  • 5 Sprigs fresh mint
Instructions
Combine the gin, blood orange juice, lime juice, simple syrup, elderflower liqueur and fresh mint in a cocktail shaker. Muddle the mint using a muddler or a wooden spoon. Fill with ice, shake well and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with extra mint and a wedge of blood orange, if desired.

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7 comments:

  1. Ooooh, I do hope you'll swing by the Potluck Dinner Party over at Carole's Chatter and add this to the table! Cheers

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  2. It's summery and stormy in these parts, so a cocktail or two would be a most welcome way to cool down. Stay warm, and thanks for the great weekend cocktail idea :)

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  3. There's so much to love about this cocktail. Blood orange is favorite of all the winter citrus. Love the melting ice cubes in your photos. Pinned.

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  4. Awesome cocktail Anita - cheers!

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  5. Followed you over here from a cocktail life!

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  6. This post hit my Inbox at the perfect time-happy hour! For whatever divine reason, I had all the ingredients on hand so just made the drink. I'm enjoying it as we speak. The blood orange imparts such a wonderful flavor and color. Thanks for the recipe- cheers!!

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  7. This sounds and looks amazing! Love the stunning reddish orange color! Very refreshing cocktail!

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