Blood Orange and Gin Fizz a fun and fruity seasonal cocktail. Get the recipe at Supper in the Suburbs!

Blood Orange Gin Fizz

Make the most of rosy red blood orange juice in this seasonal cocktail, the Blood Orange Gin Fizz!

Second time lucky…

This week I’m sharing Blood Orange Gin Fizz version 2.0! It’s a recipe I originally shared back in 2014 when I took all of my photos on Instagram in our tiny, poorly lit kitchen. A lot has changed in those three years EXCEPT my love for blood oranges and gin! So I thought it was about time that I gave it a bit of a makeover.

The recipe has stayed the same and this zingy gin cocktail is made with just four simple ingredients: (1) the juice of a blood orange, (2) angostoura bitters, (3) gin, and (4) tonic water.

A Blood Orange Gin Fizz really is just a twist on a classic gin and tonic but the bittersweet flavour of blood orange adds extra depth of flavour. In terms of which gin to use, I went for Tanqueray 10 this week but Bombay Sapphire, Citadelle or something like Death’s Door would work really well! Tanqueray 10 is usually paired with grapefruit but I think the angustura bitters in this cocktail work really well to mimic the bitterness of a grapefruit.

I’ve also started using herbs a lot more in my cocktails and the spring of rosemary I used as a stirrer for my Blood Orange Gin Fizz added an extra dimension to the cocktail.

Blood Orange and Gin Fizz a fun and fruity seasonal cocktail. Get the recipe at Supper in the Suburbs!

The recipe

My Blood Orange Gin Fizz is and incredibly light drink which is a welcome break from sickly sweet fruit based cocktails that are full of artificial syrups. Blood oranges are best known for their deep red flesh which bleeds a rosy coloured juice as well as the mottled rosy hue of their peel. But the real reason I love them so much is that blood oranges are the perfect blend of juicy, sweet and tart. I’m also a big fan of bitters as they work amazingly well in gin based drinks.

Blood Orange Gin Fizz

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 Blood Orange Gin Fizz

Ingredients

  • Juice of one blood orange
  • 50ml gin
  • A few drops of angostura bitters
  • Tonic Water

Instructions

  1. Pour the juice of the blood orange over ice cubes in a long glass.
  2. Next add the gin and bitters.
  3. Give the drink a stir and top up with tonic water to the desired level.
  4. Stir gently to combine.
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And now the funny part…

I couldn’t upgrade the post without doing a “before and after” style reveal. So here are the original pictures from my original post! Scroll back far enough on my instagram feed and you’ll find them! Thank god my photograph skills have come on a bit since then! Though maybe I should have used those little cocktail umbrellas

The blood oranges I had back in 2014 were really vibrant red. The ones I had this year were more blush. Unfortunately I could only get my hands on two and I forgot to photograph them before I made the cocktail! I really was in need of a drink…perhaps I’ll have to post a version 3.0 next year!

More blood orange inspiration!

If you’ve liked this recipe then why not check out some of these tasty blood orange recipes from some of my favourite food and drinks bloggers:

I hope you bought a big bag of blood oranges because there’s lots of inspiration for you there! You’ll be eating blood oranges for days – enjoy!

22 comments

  1. This looks like a fun recipe. I only tried blood oranges once and they were tart so I am not sure if I got a bad one or if they are supposed to be tart

  2. I have one blood orange left over, can’t decide what to do with it, but maybe right now I am fancying making a version of this as I treated myself to a bottle of Brecon gin last week. Mmmm hic!

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