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The Spiced Blood Orange Sour

And here it is - elegant and refined Southern front porch 'sipping' at its best; so say hello to the Spiced Blood Orange Sour.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Chilling: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blood orange, cocktail, Scotch, Scotch Whiskey, shaker drinks, simple syrup
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 721kcal

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    Ingredients for The Spiced Blood Orange Sour

      for the simple syrup

      • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
      • 10 green cardamom pods
      • 5 whole cloves
      • 3 whole black peppercorns
      • 3 star anise
      • 1 cinnamon stick
      • 1 blood orange zest about a 3-inch strip
      • fresh ginger about a ½-inch piece, peeled and smashed slightly with the side of a cutting knife

      for the Spiced Blood Orange Sour

      • 2 ounces Scotch
      • 4 teaspoons blood orange juice
      • 4 teaspoons simple syrup see ingredients above
      • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
      • ice

      optional garnishes

      • 3 dashes bitters for garnish
      • blood orange zest grated, for garnish
      • cinnamon for dusting


      The Method

        make the simple syrup

        • In a small saucepan, combine all the syrup ingredients and bring to a boil. Cook until the sugar dissolves, 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and let cool completely in the saucepan. Strain into an airtight jar and keep in the refrigerator.

        shake up The Spiced Blood Orange Sour

        • In a cocktail shaker, combine the Scotch, blood orange juice, spiced syrup, and lemon juice. Shake for a few seconds until frothy, then add ice and shake until well chilled. Strain the cocktail into a chilled glass. Garnish with bitters, finely grated blood orange zest, and a dusting of cinnamon. Serve immediately.


        The spiced simple syrup will keep for for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.


        Serving: 1serving | Calories: 721kcal | Carbohydrates: 145g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 395mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 124g | Vitamin A: 84IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 149mg | Iron: 5mg

        Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.