Blood Orange Gimlet

It seems like Spring finally decided to arrive in the Midwest this week! We’ve spent our last few days playing outside and setting up our back porch to enjoy the warm weather and sunshine!


This beautiful weather inspired me to get back to my Thirsty Thursday blog posts and share some great summer cocktails you can serve at parties or enjoy while relaxing in the sun.


As I’ve talked about before, Gimlets are a personal favorite of mine! They’re refreshing and extremely easy to put your own spin on. I thought that a Blood Orange Gimlet would be a fun cocktail for the spring and summer. Its tart, not overly sweet, and the blood oranges gives the cocktail a beautiful color and great aroma!

  • 2oz Gin
  • 2oz Fresh Blood Orange Juice
  • 1/2oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/2 Simple Syrup

In a shaker, add simple syrup, lime juice, blood orange juice, and gin. Fill shaker with ice and shake for 10-15 seconds. Strain cocktail in a coupe style glass (I like to double strain my gimlets) and enjoy this perfect summer cocktail!



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