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Blood Orange Whiskey Sour

Enjoy the fleeting blood orange season with these Blood Orange Whiskey Sours.  Blood oranges not only turn this cocktail into a gorgeous color, but add a sweetness to it too! 
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 182kcal


  • 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.


Tip - cut a thin slice out of the center of the orange before juicing to use as a garnish. 
Tip - Make a larger batch of simple syrup by combining 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar in a saucepan over medium heat.  Stir until sugar is dissolved.  Store in a bottle in the refrigerator with a date on it, it should last for about a month. 


Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 56mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 16.1mg | Iron: 0.3mg