Blood Orange Cocktail with Mezcal
Blood orange cocktail with mezcal is outrageously delicious with smoky mezcal, tart blood orange, and sweet agave syrup. This 4-ingredient cocktail is made in minutes and always impresses a crowd.
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Blood Orange Cocktail
I love blood orange, and I regularly make desserts with it. Today, I decided to make it the star of a cocktail. I paired blood orange juice with mezcal, which turned into a delicious cocktail.
This cocktail is easy to make. You add a few ingredients together like blood orange juice, mezcal, agave syrup, and tonic water; stir and enjoy.
It’s a great cocktail for serving at parties year-round. It is also a fantastic mezcal summer cocktail. The bright red color of this drink makes it stand out, especially when you decorate it with slices of blood orange.
Blood Orange Mezcal Cocktail
There are a variety of alcohols you can make a blood orange cocktail with, but for this one, I used mezcal. The smoky mezcal and the sweet-tart taste of blood orange make this drink outrageously delicious!
Mezcal is similar to tequila but during the process of making it, it gets this delicious smoky flavor. Oh my! It’s so good in this cocktail.
The savory smokiness of the mezcal really makes the blood orange stand out.
Blood Orange Cocktail Ingredients
You can use freshly squeezed blood orange juice or from the carton to make this easy cocktail.
- blood orange juice
- agave syrup
- tonic water
- mint sprigs to garnish
How to make a Blood Orange Cocktail
In a nice glass, add your ice and place a couple of blood orange slices on the sides, but try to hold them in place with your ice.
Add your blood orange juice, agave syrup, and mezcal.
Top with sparkling water and mix gently. Try to have your orange slices facing the outside of your glass for a nice look.
Garnish with a bunch of mint leaves and or a slice of blood orange.
Where can I find blood oranges?
You can find blood oranges in any major grocery store and farmer’s market. Blood oranges are in season from December to June. During the off-season, grocery stores sell imported blood oranges.
What do blood oranges taste like?
Blood oranges taste sweet with the tartness of a grapefruit and a slight raspberry flavor.
Best mezcal for cocktails
Mezcal, not to be confused with tequila, has a bold smoky flavor that enhances any cocktail, especially this blood orange cocktail. This list by VinePair shares the best mezcals for cocktails. Below are the top three mezcals.
- Ojo de Tigre Mezcal Artesanal
- Del Maguey Vida Mezcal Artesanal
- Ilegal Espadín Mezcal
More Cocktail Recipes to try
- Cucumber Infused Gin Cocktail
- Pink Lemonade Cocktail
- Passionfruit Paloma
- Hibiscus Margaritas with Pineapple and Jalapenos
Blood Orange Cocktail Recipe
- 2 ounce Blood Orange juice
- 1 ½ ounce Mezcal
- ½ to 1 ounce Agave syrup (depending on how sweet you like it)
- Tonic water fill glass to top
- Mint sprigs
- In a nice glass, add your ice and place a couple of blood orange slices on the sides but try to hold them in place with your ice.
- Add your blood orange juice, agave syrup, and mezcal.
- Top with sparkling water and mix gently. Try to have your orange slices facing the outside of your glass for a nice look.
- Garnish with a bunch of mint leaves and or a slice of orange.
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