Blood Orange & Wine Sour Cocktail
Celebrate Halloween this year with a cocktail that’s both spooky and delicious. The Blood Orange & Wine Sour is packed with fresh citrus, gin, red wine, and an egg white for a mixed drink that’s silky smooth to sip on this season.Jump to Recipe
A gin sour cocktail can be a labor of love. With vigorous shaking to get the perfect texture and consistency, it’s no surprise why this tasty tipple is a popular cocktail. A traditional Sour cocktail is made with a base spirit, lemon juice, and simple syrup. However, I wanted to elevate this drink. The Blood Orange & Wine Sour is an exciting riff that combines the best of both worlds with a refreshing taste and frothy texture. So, if you’re wanting to try something adventurous for Halloween, then enjoy the Blood Orange & Wine Sour while the blood oranges are back in season!
One of my favorite parts about fall is all the new and exciting produce that comes with the new season. Figs, pears, persimmons are just a few of the fruits that get me giddy. But there’s nothing quite like blood oranges with their unique look and slightly tart but sweeter taste, they make an excellent addition to cocktails, mocktails, and even baked goods. Blood oranges bring a unique taste and bright crimson hue that cannot be duplicated by any other fruit. With their almost blood-like color, it’s the perfect addition to a scarily tasty cocktail this holiday.
Not only can you use this slightly sweeter citrus in your mixed drinks but you can also top them as a garnish for a finished look. I recommend dehydrating or baking blood orange wheels in your oven on a low heat of 250 degrees for 20 minutes to get a simple and dried garnish.
This cocktail is inspired by some of the best things – fresh fall produce and gin sours. Combine that with a little red wine and you have something completely unique. See the ingredients I used to achieve this cocktail.
The Blood Orange & Wine Sour only utilizes a few ingredients and takes under 10 minutes to make. Pick up all your ingredients at a local supermarket and get to shaking and sipping!
First, start by adding the gin, simple syrup, blood orange juice, lemon juice and egg white to a cocktail shaker with a piece of ice. Shake vigorously or until the outside of the cocktail shaker is chilled.
Then, remove the piece of ice and dry shake for 30 seconds to 1 minute. This part is important for getting that silky, frothy texture that you want, so feel free to shake a little longer if needed. Pour the mixture into a cocktail glass, and slowly pour the red wine over the drink. Don’t forget to garnish with a blood orange slice. Enjoy!
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