20 Delicious Blood Orange Cocktails For Any Occasion

With fall fast approaching, Blood Orange is the flavor of the season. Especially within your alcoholic beverages. Although blood oranges are similar to oranges, they stand out because they are richer, tarter, and less acidic.

20 Delicious Blood Orange Cocktails For Any Occasion

Blood oranges are a wonderful component to drinks because of their zesty and tasty nature! Not sure how to make incredible cocktails with blood oranges?

We have 20 tasty, fun cocktails all centered around this delicious fruit. From girls night to family gatherings, keep things bright and exciting with a blood orange cocktail. Check them out below!

1. Italian Blood Orange Vodka Soda

Add a vibrant twist to this classic drink. Take a shot of vodka and mix with Italian Blood Orange Soda, it really is that simple! This recipe is perfect for a refreshing drink at the end of a hard week.

Settle in front of the TV or get ready to paint the town red with an Italian Blood Orange Vodka Soda. Make this extra special with slices of blood orange and mint to garnish.

2. Blood Orange Martini

Fresh blood orange juice, vodka, and triple sec are used to make this blood orange martini, which tastes as good as it looks. Fresh juice has a small acidity, which is balanced by the honey’s modest sweetness.

Even better is the fact that there are only 4 items needed to make this. Ensure to cool the class before pouring in your cocktail and serve for a sophisticated cocktail with a fun color!

3. Vanilla Blood Orange Mimosa

A mimosa is the pinnacle of brunch and this recipe makes it even sweeter. Orange Blood Vanilla Mimosas are as sweet as they are beautiful.

An amazing, warm, and zesty adult beverage is made with a dash of Grand Marnier, chilled effervescent Prosecco, and blood orange juice. Make in a large jug and allow everyone to help themselves!

4. Witches Blood Orange Cocktail

Whether it is Halloween or you just feel like being extra spooky, this Witches Blood Orange Cocktail is an absolute must. A blend of pomegranate juice, lemon juice, ginger beer, blood orange liqueur, and bourbon.

This cocktail has just the right balance of sweet and spicy. You can easily make this cocktail ahead of time and store in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve.

5. Hibiscus And Blood Orange Punch

This effervescent beverage has plenty of drama thanks to the deep maroon color that comes from hibiscus and blood oranges.

 In comparison to soda or other juice-based punches, the beverage has a substantially reduced sugar content thanks to the tea base. For the greatest flavor, make sure to let the tea bags soak in the boiling water.

For the adults, serve sparkling wine; for the children, sparkling cider or seltzer; top off each glass with the appropriate sparkling beverage. Use navel oranges if you can’t get blood oranges!

6. Blood Orange Aperol Spritz

Aperol Spritz is the cocktail of the summer. So as the months begin to cool, invite this Blood Orange Aperol Spritz to the table.

Simply swap the soda for blood orange soda and you have a completely new cocktail with a flavor that is just as delicious. If not more. Try it out at the next family get together!

7. Blood & Sand

Blood and Sand is an old school cocktail with a base of Scotch. It is rich and rather intense. However, this blood orange version heights the sweetness and makes it all the more delicious.

It is comparable to a Manhattan or Martinez but contains cherry liqueur and blood orange juice. It’s the complete antithesis of the fiery, boozy Scotch cocktails that you typically find!

It has a balanced, lightly sweet, and cherry-forward flavor. Even those who are unsure about Scotch will enjoy this.

8. Blood Orange Bourbon Smash

You’ll start making this Blood Orange Bourbon Smash every winter. It’s ideal for dinner parties and unexpected playdates that morph into dinner guests.

Everyone likes citrus, and blood oranges’ deep crimson color is particularly appealing. This cocktail only requires a few simple ingredients and takes less than five minutes to prepare. Share the cheer this weekend with a Blood Orange Bourbon Smash!

9. Whiskey Sour

Whiskey Sours are excellent cocktails that can be altered and changed to suit your taste. And this Blood Orange version is sure to become a new favorite.

This gorgeous drink is smooth, dreamy, and sure to turn up the romance. Using a sweet bourbon you can get a delicious, fresh taste out of a particularly sour drink. All by simply swapping lemons for blood oranges. Absolutely delicious!

10. Coconut Blood Orange Margarita

Being one of the easiest cocktails to make, you can easily add your own spin on a classic margarita. We love this Coconut Blood Orange recipe for a unique flavor.

It is recommended to use coconut cream as it is sweeter and made specifically for cocktails. Don’t forget to rim the glass! Salt, or shredded coconut would go perfectly with this margarita.

11. Blood Orange Boulevardier

The traditional Campari cocktail is given a splash of sweet-tart blood orange juice in this Boulevardier Cocktail. The Blood Orange Boulevardier, which is made similarly to a Negroni, is a chic beverage for chilly days.

There are a few different methods to assemble this drink, but if you’d like something simpler, just pour everything into the serving glass and stir it.

Wait for a blend of sweet and spicy to grace your taste buds that completely transforms your thoughts on blood oranges!

12. Blood Orange Gin & Tonic

Gin and Tonic is a timeless classic that really needs no altering. But when you are in the mood for something a little different, this blood orange recipe is a game changer.

Taking a neutral gin, orange butters, blood orange juice, and tonic this classic drink suddenly becomes modern and unique. Enjoy as you melt away the stress of a tough week or as friends come round for dinner!

13. Rosemary Champagne Cocktail

If you are looking to elevate any evening, bust out the champagne! But don’t be hasty with it, use it for this delicious Rosemary Champagne cocktail recipe.

Using fresh rosemary you are set for a truly decadent flavor of syrup. Especially in the winter. Once this is made you are now ready to assemble your cocktail.

You can easily swap blood oranges for your favorite citrus fruits. But none will give that deep color quite the same.

14. Spicy Blood Orange Beergarita

Yes, beer in a margarita! It is truly wonderful. Using a store bought sour mix or make your own for this delicious cocktail. 

Once you find a beer you like, which can be quite the task, you are all set. This is the perfect cocktail for game day as everyone is mingling and enjoying the atmosphere!

15. Smoky Blood Orange Mezcal Margarita

This cocktail is a combination of some unlikely flavors. Sweet, smoky, smooth, and tart. It is everything you could want in a cocktail, all in one sip.

Using Tajin instead of salt to rim the glass gives this cocktail an unexplainable color that just seems to work. Mezcal can be traded for tequila, however, you won’t get the same effect. It is definitely worth the splurge.

16. Sparkling Blood Orange Gimlet

A gimlet is typically a beverage made with gin or vodka with lime juice that has been sweetened. However, a classic gimlet isn’t really appropriate for the Christmas season.

Blood oranges turn this classic drink into a beverage perfect for the holidays. Garnish with a fresh sprig of rosemary for a fresh, fruity flavor that is sure to wow your party guests.

17. Blood Orange Moscow Mule

A traditional Moscow Mule can be a tricky cocktail to get right. However, with this recipe you are going to want to give it your best try. This incredible drink is transformed with the use of blood orange syrup.

With only 4 ingredients, this cocktail is cheap and tasty. Perfect for serving a large crowd or keeping in the fridge for a relaxing drink at the end of the week.

18. Blood Orange Sangria

No matter where you are in the world, you can bring a slice of Spain to you with a jug of Sangria. However, finding the right fruit can be difficult. This Blood Orange Sangria is perfect as summer fades and fall comes rolling in.

Combining red wine with fresh blood oranges and syrup, this cocktail is utterly divine. Serve in stemless wine glasses to feel like you are relaxing on the beaches of Spain this winter.

19. Blood Orange French 75

French 75 is a classic cocktail that is rarely served in bars or restaurants. But if you have a soft spot for them, you can make them at home.

This Blood Orange French 75 recipe is perfect for serving table side and allowing everyone to help themselves.

Swap the lemons for blood oranges and you have a modern twist on a classic. The final drink has a tinge of sweetness and is light and refreshing.

20. Blood Orange Paloma

Fresh fruit juices are used to make a delightful Paloma Cocktail that is the ideal balance of sweet and sour. This stirred cocktail has a tequila base and is simple to create but flavorful. An orange cocktail that’s ideal for enjoying with friends on warm days!

Can I Substitute Creme De Cacao in a Blood Orange Cocktail Recipe?

Sure, substitutions can add an exciting twist to cocktail recipes. However, when it comes to a blood orange cocktail recipe, using creme de cacao might alter its flavor profile significantly. Creme de cacao adds chocolatey notes, which may not pair well with the vibrant taste of blood oranges. It’s recommended to stick to the original recipe or explore other creme de cacao cocktail recipes for your mixology adventures.

Final Thoughts

When blood oranges are in season you must take advantage! While they make a delicious snakc, they made an even better cocktail ingredient.

Transforming classics into something a little more modern, they pair well with most fruits and spirits. Above are 20 delicious blood orange cocktails that are sure to impress even the pickiest of cocktail drinkers.

You will soon realize that there isn’t much you can’t do with a blood orange!

Frequently Asked Questions

What Does Blood Orange Pair Well With?

All less acidic fruit varieties go well with blood oranges. Therefore, apricots, figs, strawberries, lime, lemon, mango, apples, melon, and peaches lessen the tartness of blood oranges.

The sour and slightly sulfurous notes of this orange are lessened by a marriage with pineapple.

What Spices Pair Well With Blood Orange?

Thyme, rosemary, and mint are some of our favorite winter herbs, and they go especially well with blood oranges. Recipes for blood orange cocktails are particularly lovely as well thanks to their rich red-orange hue.

20 Delicious Blood Orange Cocktails For Any Occasion

20 Delicious Blood Orange Cocktails For Any Occasion

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Most classic cocktails are in need of an upgrade. We have 20 delicious blood orange cocktails that spruce up old cocktails for any occasion.

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