The Blood Orange Cocktail Features Bourbon and a Spicy Vanilla Sugar Rim

By: Alyson Wyers - Mar 25, 2015
References: howsweeteats
This bourbon and blood orange cocktail is the perfect way to incorporate seasonal winter citrus into an alcoholic beverage. Created by food blogger Jessica of How Sweet It Is, the Blood Orange Bourbon Smash has a spicy vanilla sugar rim as well. The dark red color makes it perfect for Valentine's Day as well as any social gatherings from Thanksgiving to Christmas. It's also perfectly acceptable to enjoy this drink by yourself to wind down.

The bourbon smash consists of ingredients like simple syrup, bitters, blood orange slices, blood orange juice, club soda and herbs for garnishing. The blood orange cocktail's spicy vanilla sugar rim incorporates a little bit of cayenne pepper for added kick.