This Blood Orange Whiskey Sour tastes as good as it looks! With it’s gorgeous orange color and it’s perfect combination of citrus and whiskey, it’s the perfect whiskey cocktail!
Blood Orange Cocktails
I am trying to squeeze as much out of this blood orange season as I can. Get it … squeeze. Ha! I crack myself up sometimes!
Before you even read about this blood orange whiskey sour, you have to go check out my Blood Orange Margaritas, possibly the best margarita that I’ve ever had/made/drank/enjoyed.
So, now you’re ready to run to the store and pick up some blood oranges, right? Make sure you pick up enough for the margaritas and for these whiskey sours, believe me, you want to.
Ingredients in a Whiskey Sour
A whiskey sour is a classic cocktail that has a mixture of sour and sweet. It contains three ingredients: whiskey, lemon juice, and sugar. It can optionally contain an egg white.
You can vary the whiskey sour by the choice of whiskey you use. Well, living in Chattanooga, I had to use our own local, Chattanooga Whiskey, 1816 Cask, of course! My husband wanted me to mention that this is his sipping whiskey, something that he would normally be hesitant to let me use to mix up a cocktail, but he sacrificed some for this blog and my whiskey sours! I’m so glad he did, because these were so good! He felt they could have been a little more sour, so I included an optional little bit of lemon juice in the recipe, but I really like my not-so-sour whiskey sours.
There are several variations of whiskey sours and at Spruce Eats, they give a lot of different Whiskey Sour Variations. To make our variation – a Blood Orange Whiskey Sour – I used Blood Orange Juice to replace some of the lemon juice.
How to Make a Blood Orange Whiskey Sour
Step 1 – gather your ingredients – whiskey, simple syrup, maraschino cherries, and lemon juice.
Step 2 – Juice the blood orange. Tip – cut a slice out of the orange in the center for garnish, before juicing. We use a professional grade juicer because we just a lot of citrus for our cocktails!
Step 3 – Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
Step 4 – Add whiskey to cocktail shaker
Step 5 – Add blood orange juice to cocktail shaker.
Step 6 – Add lemon juice and simple syrup to cocktail shaker. Tip – make a batch of simple syrup by heating 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Store the simple syrup in the fridge, with a date on a tag. It will keep in the refrigerator for about a month. Note – mine is brown because I use Organic Cane Sugar.
Step 7 – Shake cocktail until frost form on the glass – about 20 seconds.
Step 8 – Pour into a chilled cocktail glass with ice and garnish with a blood orange slice and a maraschino cherry.
That’s it, you’ve made an amazing Blood Orange Whiskey Cocktail – how easy was that?!
Blood Orange Whiskey Sour
This blood orange whiskey sour is so good!! We couldn’t stop commenting on how much we loved. We loved it so much that the next day, I went back to the store, bought more blood oranges and froze the juice in ice cube trays so that we would always be ready to make this!
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Blood Orange Whiskey Sour
- 6 ice cubes
- 2 ounces whiskey
- 1 ounce blood orange juice
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon simple syrup
- 1 maraschino cherry
- orange slice garnish
- Add ice to cocktail shaker.
- Pour the whiskey, blood orange juice, lemon juice, and simple syrup over the ice. Cover and shake vigorously about 20 seconds or until frost forms.
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and decorate with a cherry and an orange slice.