Happy Wednesday! Here is a blood orange and gin cocktail to brighten up your hump day!

I met some friends the other day for happy hour at one of my favorite cocktail spots in town. They make these amazing drinks using freshly squeezed citrus. The restaurant is owned by Suzanne Goin so it’s no surprise that they have great recipes and food! My friend I went to culinary school with is also a chef there so it is always fun to go sit at the bar, have a great cocktail, and chat! They have an open kitchen so you can see what’s cooking!

Here is my citrus cocktail creation! If you can’t find blood oranges, freshly squeezed orange juice would work. I think grapefruit juice would also add great citrus flavor.

Enjoy your Wednesday with this bright and refreshing cocktail!

Blood Orange and Gin Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed blood orange juice, about 2 blood oranges
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice, about 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup gin
  • 2 tablespoons orange liqueur, such as Triple Sec
  • 1/2 cup tonic water
  • 1 lime for garnish

Instructions

  1. Stir first 5 ingredients together and pour over ice. Garnish with lime slices.

Serves 2