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Drinking in Season: Blood Orange Flip

Lately one of my favorite ways to use blood orange juice is with whiskey. Both ingredients have a certain amount of sweetness, but the citrusy sourness of the blood orange helps liven up the richness of whiskey. Looking to add a little depth to the cocktail, I added a hint of honey syrup. More

DIY vs. Buy: Should I Make My Own Sour Mix?

Cheap sour mixes are made from artificial lemon and lime flavoring along with corn syrup, coloring, preservatives, and stabilizers. Higher-end mixes are made with juice from concentrate, citric acid, and sugar. Despite its appearance, commercial sour mix is not made with radioactive citrus and will not give you super powers. (Though if it did, you would be able to thwart criminals by shooting a mildly irritating yet pleasant-smelling acid into their eyes.) More

Meyer Lemon Pisco Sour

A sweeter cousin to the common (and more sour) Eureka lemon, Meyer lemons are differentiated by their thin, smooth, slightly more orange-colored rind. With a more delicate, floral flavor, Meyer lemons are an easy way to make a common lemon-based cocktail a little more special. More

Kumquat Whiskey Sour

This recipe for a kumquat whiskey sour by Feizal Valli at the Hot & Hot Fish Club in Birmingham, Alabama is perfect for a little winter pick-me-up. It pairs the bright, zesty flavor of kumquats, fresh lemon, and lime juice with the rich warmth of whiskey. It's perfectly balanced and a little dangerous—it's so delicious, you're going to want more than one. More

15 Great Citrus Cocktail Recipes To Make Right Now

I sought out delicious recipes featuring Meyer lemons, blood oranges, Satsumas, grapefruit, and lime, looking for drinks where the citrus was allowed to really shine. After a few long sessions of shaking and stirring citrusy concoctions created by bar stars like Jackson Cannon of The Hawthorne in Boston, Sean McClure of Craft in New York, Debbi Peek of the Bristol in Chicago, Todd Maul of Clio in Boston, and a few others, these 15 favorites emerged: refreshing drinks with an excellent balance of tart acidity and fresh sweetness. Just the right thing to sip as we wait for the weather to get warmer. More

Blood Orange Negroni from Bottega

This Negroni variation from Chef Frank Stitt appears on the menu at Bottega only in deep winter when blood oranges are in season. "It makes us reminisce about aperitif time in the gorgeous cafes and bars of Torino and Venice," says Stitt. Serve with a slice of orange and a bowl of green olives. More

Fashionably Bombed: Tangerine Dream Champagne Cocktail

Every year around this time we get a bunch of annoying requests for low-cal cocktails, which we usually just ignore, because, let's be honest, if you want a low-cal beverage, drink water. We refuse to use artificial sweeteners or "diet" anything in our cocktails. But this year, after inventing several fabulous champagne cocktails for New Year's Eve, we scratched our heads, looked at each other and said, "Wait! I think we just invented some low-cal cocktails! Healthy, even?" OK, healthy may be a bit of a stretch, but they are made with fresh ingredients and most importantly, they're seriously delicious. More

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