During the colder months, I’m someone who switches from sipping on sweet drinks to sipping on cocktails that are either warmer or have a little sour kick to them. I think my change in taste for cocktails is all based on the different foods that are served/made when it gets colder. In my past cocktail recipes, I based a lot of them on florals and sweet fruits – as many know some of my favorite cocktails that I have made were rose cocktails. But to switch things up, I’m removing the florals and going sour. Therefore, introducing the Blood Orange Gin Sour cocktail.
Spicing Up Your BLOOD ORANGE GIN COCKTAIL
The recipe in this post gives you the base ingredients and steps to make this rich citrus cocktail. But if you’re looking to make it a little bit more fun or want it to look a little bit fancier, there are two other variants that I have tried that have added to this cocktail and switched up the visual appeal.
First, if you’re a person who loves a little bit more foam, you can add 1 oz of egg whites to your shaker when you dry shake. Then instead of adding ice to your shaker and shaking again, put the ice in a glass and strain the mixture over the ice.
Secondly, garnishing can go any way that you like. One thing that I have been loving doing is drying out some of the garnishes or carmelizing them. If you want to do something different with this cocktail, get a blow torch and carmelize your blood orange slide and then place it on top of the drink. You’ll need the foam from the egg whites if you just want to lay it on top so it floats. Or you can leave out the egg whites and skewer it.