Monday, January 9, 2012

Blood Orange Bitters Begins

It's blood orange season!!
Of course that means a whole new set of cocktail ideas. Since I am a firm believer in bitters as a vital component in drinks I decided to start an infusion for blood orange bitters.
Start with a clean glass container & some blood oranges.
Choose a spirit to infuse the oranges into. I chose to use a little bit of silver tequila (for spice, herbaceousness & vegetal characteristics) & vodka (for neutrality so as not to get in the way of the blood orange flavor).
Slice off the peel (but little to no white pith if possible) of two oranges with a vegetable peeler & add that to the container.
Fill 1/4 of the container with silver tequila (I used El Ultimo Agave Blanco). Add the juice of one blood orange & top the container off with vodka (I used Svedka). Screw the lid on tight, shake it up & label it. Wait at least 2 weeks & then we will get to blending with the bitter agent.


  1. Thank you for the bitters. I can't wait to try it. You are always so generous. What should I make with it?

  2. I would use it for old fashioneds, manhattans, it would add something quite nice to a gin based drink like a bee's knees. I hope you like it!

  3. this sounds great...and something I might think about in time for my other half's birthday in June. But where is part two? I'm on the edge of my seat!