One of the things I love most about winter is the abundance of citrus. I came across this cocktail a long time ago and never got around to making it, but it’s the inspiration for what we’re making today. It’s light and refreshing but still full of flavor. Basically this drink is really just a riff on a Tom Collins so you want to use a very good quality gin with strong herbal or floral notes and fresh citrus to get the best flavor. Hendrick’s or Boodles would work well here. We’re currently crushing on Old St. Pete tropical gin, which was gifted to us by our besties who live in St. Petersburg.
Blood & Rose
- 1 3/4 ounces freshly squeezed blood orange juice
- 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
- 2 ounces gin
- 3/4 ounce rosemary simple syrup (see a previous post on how to make this)
- 2 ounces club soda
- Orange ribbon to garnish
In a cocktail shaker, combine the orange juice, lemon juice, gin and simple syrup. Shake and pour into a Collins glass filled with ice. Top with club soda and garnish with an orange ribbon. Cheers!