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This Blood Orange Whiskey Cocktail Will Get You Through Winter

Published On 01/21/2017 Published On 01/21/2017

What keeps you healthy, you ask? Whiskey. Whether you're trying to become this guy and live forever or putting on your whiskey coat to challenge cold conditions, one thing is certain: Whiskey is always a good idea. We firmly believe there's no wrong way to drink it, but it never hurts to have a seasonal boost to your cocktail game -- case in point, this blood orange whiskey sipper by DrinksMadeEasy. Get your vitamin C intake and get the party started -- you're basically invincible. Here's how it's done.

Blood Orange Whiskey Cocktail

Yield: 1 cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 1½ ounces whiskey (preferably bourbon)
  • ½ ounce Amaro Nonino
  • 2½ ounces blood orange juice, freshly squeezed (from 2 oranges)
  • ¼ ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • ½ ounce agave nectar, to taste
  • 2-3 dashes orange bitters
  • Thyme sprig, to garnish

Directions:

  • Separately juice the lemons and blood oranges and set aside.
  • In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the whiskey, amaro, blood orange, lemon juice, agave nectar (to taste, depending on the bitterness of the blood oranges), and orange bitters. Cover and shake vigorously until chilled.
  • Strain the mixture into a cocktail glass filled with ice.
  • Press the thyme sprig a few times to extract the oils and aroma. Use it as a garnish, and serve.
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