Blood Orange Rosemary Old Fashioned

Every spring as blood oranges arrive I can’t contain myself. Everything from the color to their short season, make them one of my favorite ingredients to work with. When juiced, they provide drinks with a stunning pink color and are impressive. This cocktail is an updated take on an old fashioned with the sweetness of blood orange and a nuance of rosemary. Perfect for any spring gathering.

Keep reading for the full cocktail recipe after the jump!

Blood Orange Rosemary Old Fashioned

single serving


  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 3 dashes of angostura bitters
  • Juice of one blood orange
  • blood orange wedge
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1 C water
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 sphere ice cube (I use these)


In a small saucepan combine water and sugar. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Add two sprigs of rosemary and steep for 10 minutes. Place to the side. Juice orange. In a small glass, place ice cube. Add juice, bourbon, and bitters. Add 2 T of rosemary simple syrup. Stir and add blood orange wedge and sprig of rosemary for garnish. Cheers!



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