October 12, 2020
With this blood orange beauty, you can get down and dirty with citrus fruits all summer long. Or more like all ‘spring’ long, because the sweet flesh of the blood orange only graces us with its in-season presence from August to October every year.
A wicked concoction, the blood orange cocktail would be no proper drink without a healthy dose of our contemporary Australian gin. Throw in some orange bitters and tonic to boot, and you’ve got yourself a colourful, boozy and citrusy sweet cocktail. And we won’t say no to that!
The brilliance of the blood orange
Blood oranges ain’t no ordinary orange. They might look like it on the outside, but as soon as you cut through that deceptively thick skin, it’s all bloody red flesh from there, baby.
Blood oranges aren’t native to Australia, but we grow them here anyway. We even supply them to Sicily – the native home of the blood orange – because we’re so damn good at producing them to sweet red perfection.
Their bright colouring and citrusy-sweetness make blood oranges the perfect addition to any drink, and especially one featuring our Dry Death Gin. If you want to brighten up your pre-summer days, we’d say that a blood orange cocktail is the way to do it.
If blood oranges aren’t in season in your parts, using a regular orange to craft this cocktail will do. But just remember that it won’t be as deliciously dark or delectable – which is a vibe that we here at Death Gin much prefer.
- 50ml Dry Death Gin
- 50ml blood orange juice
- 2-3 dashes orange bitters
- 100ml tonic water
- Blood orange slice to garnish
Fill a highball glass with ice
Add gin, blood orange juice and orange bitters
Top with tonic water
Garnish with a slice of blood orange