Blood Orange Flip Recipe

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Blood oranges, with their lightly blushed rinds and deep crimson insides, are the superstar of citrus season in my household. As long as they're in season, I try to have a few sitting around. Their sweet, juicy flesh makes for a great snack—and an even better cocktail ingredient.

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. Eggwhite adds a frothy texture to the bright pink cocktail. The result is a cocktail that is so easy to drink, it'll be gone before you know it.

Recipe Facts

Active: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serves: 1 serving

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Ingredients

To Make Honey Syrup:

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 1/4 cup honey

To Make the Cocktail:

  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed blood orange juice

  • 1/2 ounce honey syrup

  • 1 1/2 ounces whiskey

  • 1 large egg white

  • Orange bitters

  • Garnish: blood orange slice

Directions

  1. To make honey syrup: Combine water and honey in a small saucepan over medium low heat. Bring to a low simmer, stirring occasionally for five minutes. The goal is to thin out the honey.

  2. To make the cocktail: In a small bowl whisk eggwhite until it begins to get foamy, about 10 seconds.

  3. In a cocktail shaker, combine blood orange juice, honey syrup, whiskey and bitters. Add half the whisked egg white (you can use the remaining half for another cocktail). Shake vigorously for 10 seconds, then fill cocktail shaker with ice and shake further. Strain cocktail including the foam into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with blood orange slice.

Special Equipment

Cocktail shaker and strainer

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
224 Calories
5g Fat
14g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 224
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 186mg 62%
Sodium 73mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 26mg 128%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 166mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)