Blood Orange Winter Spritz
I'm here to get you off your January booze cleanse (You're welcome!)
That’s right, finally a new cocktail recipe. It’s been a while!
I’m trying to move a little more into creating my own recipes, or twists on recipes, since I’ve blogged my way through most of the classic cocktails I care to invest in (some of them require me spending $40 on a new bottle – I can’t do that every time!) But I’m excited to share that this week I’ve come up with a Winter Old Fashioned.
Old Fashioned are so simple and classic. I gravitate toward them when the weather is cold anyway; whiskey has a bit of a warming quality to it, no?
But this one has a couple of special qualities. I used Pendleton Whiskey, a bottle they released this summer that has a delicious, spicy quality about it.
Conveniently, I recently picked up a bottle of Portland Bitters Project’s Pitch Dark Chocolate Bitters. I. Am. Obsessed. You’ve gotta pick up some of these if you have the chance! When I tasted them, I immediately thought of combining them with a hint of orange for a delightfully winter beverage.
And the other thing I love about this recipe? That it gives me another shot to mix up some magic in my Bull in China mixing glass. If you are thinking of a holiday gift for a cocktail lover, check this baby out.