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Blood Orange Bourbon Cocktail

This blood orange bourbon cocktail is similar to a whiskey sour. The combination of citrus juices and ginger syrup creates a fresh and vibrant sour mix that's better than any of those pre-made, bottled stuff you find at the liquor store.
Yield: serves 1
Author: The Little Epicurean


  • 4 fresh raspberries
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons blood orange juice
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons ginger syrup (recipe follows)
  • 4 Tablespoons bourbon
  • 2 Tablespoons sparkling water (club soda)

Ginger Syrup:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 inches ginger, peeled, sliced into disks


  • In a cocktail shaker, muddle together raspberries, lime juice, orange juice and ginger syrup.  Add bourbon.  Stir to combine.  Strain into a glass with ice.  Top with sparking soda.  Garnish with fresh raspberries and a blood orange slice.
  • Ginger Syrup:  Combine water, sugar, and ginger in a small sauce pot.  Bring to a boil.  Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.  Strain out ginger and store ginger syrup in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to use.