If you read my last post, I know what you're thinking: Blood Orange...again?! Well, admittedly, I look forward to January mainly for those beautiful little crimson jewels of citrus. Naturally, I've been on a bit of a blood orange kick lately. And, if we're being honest, I've been on a whiskey kick too. I've been a bourbon fan for a while now, but ever since trying an Old Fashioned at Krust (the bourbon & pizza bar next to the amazing cupcake company where I work), I've sort of been obsessed. They use these fancypants cherries that I'm absolutely gaga for and since I had my first one a few weeks ago, I can't seem to order anything else when I go!
When I decided to participate in #CocktailDay with some of my favorite bloggers, the old fashioned was the first cocktail to come to mind. It also happened that I was in the middle of making Blood Orange Egg Tarts, so I was staring at deep red citrus segments as I dreamed up a way to customize the cocktail.
Sadly for me, I didn't have any schmancy-pants cherries lying around, and cherries are out of season [womp womp], so I had to settle for glaringly-red generic maraschinos from the jar. If you're so inclined, you can definitely make your own (which I plan to do this spring!).
The recipe is relatively easy, as there are only a few ingredients, which means you'll be making this all the time. Not that I'm complaining, especially if you're sharing one with me ;)
Blood Orange Old Fashioned
2 ounces rye or bourbon whiskey
1 teaspoon sugar
few dashes bitters
1 blood orange, half for the juice and the other half cut into wedges for serving
2-3 good maraschino cherries
In a whiskey glass, muddle together a few drops of bitters with the teaspoon of sugar. Add a splash of blood orange juice and muddle to combine. Top with bourbon and ice. Add cherries and stir to combine. Allow to sit a few minutes to allow the flavors mellow before drinking. Enjoy!
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