3 Blood Orange Cocktail Recipes with Herbs that are Perfect for Winter

Blood oranges are known for their deep crimson color and bright citrus flavor — with just a hint of raspberry-like flavor. Most of all? They’re winter fruits and are in season during the coldest part of the year.

They’re also extraordinary and elegant additions to cocktails; they’re one of our favorite fruits to create with. Bonus? Blood oranges pair particularly well with winter herbs like thyme, rosemary, and mint — some of our favorite winter herbs.

Blood orange cocktail recipes are also especially beautiful with their deep red-orange color. Add a pop of herbaceous green, and what more could you want in your hand?

These three blood orange cocktail recipes are on our go-to winter drinking list. They’re beautiful for any occasion, gathering, or solo drink by the fire on a chilly night.

Blood Orange Cocktail with Grapefruit, Rosemary, & Thyme

This Blood Orange Cocktail with Grapefruit recipe is a great one for everyday drinking. It’s simple to make, with a pleasingly bright flavor that feels upscale, yet approachable.

Grapefruit, blood orange, rosemary, and thyme create the main flavors here. Layered over a base of vodka and simple syrup, this cocktail is entirely exciting — and yet so so simple to make.

Blood Orange Negroni with Herb-Infused Vodka

With herb-infused vodka as its base and blood orange juice in the mix, this negroni simply cannot be outdone when it comes to flavor. Oregano, thyme, and rosemary add a subtle warmth to the cocktail, while citrusy-sweet blood orange brightens the flavor profile.

The Blood Orange Negroni with Herb-Infused Vodka Cocktail Recipe is an elegant option for cocktail gatherings, upscale dinners, or winter nights by the fire with a loved one.

Blood Orange Mint Gimlet

Gimlets are cocktails traditionally made of 2 parts gin and 1 part lime juice — and nothing more, according to Raymond Chandler. Of course, we love to make our booze habits a bit more sophisticated.

This blood orange and mint gimlet recipe contains the traditional ingredients and more. Citrus flavors are cut through the gin with sweetness and tartness, while mint adds complexity to the cocktail.

Use fresh herb harvests to mix up a particularly vibrant flavor with Gardenuity’s Cocktail Herb Garden.

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