Basil Infused Blood Orange Cocktail

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5 minutes

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Easy

Blood Oranges are one of my favorite things to buy at my weekly trip to the Santa Monica farmers market. (when they are in season of course!) They make me so happy. Their vibrant color is just fantastic and the juice from a Blood Orange makes a gorgeous looking cocktail. My boyfriend is quite the mixologist and loves experimenting with different kinds of cocktails. He also has an obsession with everything basil. So it only made sense that when I brought home these blood oranges that he makes a Basil Infused Blood Orange Cocktail. It’s the perfect drink for Valentine’s Day, or any other day for that matter. Why you ask? Because its awesome and refreshing and I am all about the herb infused drinks!

Don’t they just make you want to smile?? I love them!

These cocktails will be on my Valentine’s Day menu along with some grilled sea bass with a Blood Orange and Champagne Beurre Blanc and my Mascapone and Chantrelle Risotto – I’m feeling fancy, what can I say?!? And I have about 10 pounds of blood oranges that need to be used STAT! What other kinds of things do you make with Blood Oranges? Do you bake with their juice? Let me know – I forsee a lot of Blood Orange recipes in my future!

Basil Infused Blood Orange Cocktail

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Gaby Dalkin
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Ingredients

  • 4 oz. premium vodka
  • 1/2 oz. triple sec
  • 1 oz. basil simple syrup
  • 8 oz. blood orange juice
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions

  • For the Basil Simple Syrup: Combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water into a sauce pan with 10 basil leaves. Bring to a rolling boil and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from stove and let the basil infuse the syrup for 2 hours while it cools. Store at room temperature
  • For the Basil Infused Blood Orange Cocktail: Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake for 10 seconds until chilled. Strain out the ice and serve in cocktail glasses.
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27 comments

  1. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

    Gorgeous cocktail, Gaby, and I love the flavors you used! Perfect for Valentine’s Day!

  2. Heather @ Heather’s Dish

    I just had a blood orange the other day…amazing! I can’t wait to try it 🙂

  3. Deliciously Organic

    This looks amazing! I’m putting down on my list of drinks to try. I hope to make it to the market before all the blood oranges are gone!

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  5. Lucy Lean

    Very Red! How about Matt’s Blood Orange Caramels – and they also make a great bellini – bottoms up and happy heart day my friend x

  6. marla

    Happy Valentine’s day my friend! This blood orange cocktail looks wonderful 🙂 Hope you have a fun day. xo

  7. Jennifer @ Jane Deere

    What a beautiful cocktail! I can’t wait to try it…orange is one of my all-time favorites!

  8. Jessica @ How Sweet

    Can you show up in my kitchen with one of these right about… now?

  9. Shelby

    Great drink! I love blood oranges too but have such a hard time finding them.

  10. Kristina @MouthFromTheSouth.com

    This looks fantastic Gaby! Hope you had a great Valentine’s Day!

  11. megan @ whatmegansmaking

    beautiful drink! I’m not a cocktail sort of person, but this looks tempting!

  12. monika

    Mmmmm. Sitting on the lanai, what could be better if I had one of these in my hand?

  13. Mairi @ Toast

    That is a beautiful picture & the cocktail sounds refreshing & sharp, just how I like my cocktails. Will have to try this one out.

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