Bloody Mule

blood orange cocktail

The weather in NE Ohio is still ridiculously cold, in fact I made a joke about it on facebook earlier today saying “such a nice winter were having this spring!” (If you live in the northern part of the country you’re probably feeling my pain.)

I’ve been very distant from my blog for the last month with my leading excuse of working a lot. Laziness and being broke does play a factor in this as well. With the weather still being cold and leading to lack all motivation, I decided I needed a little pick me up to forget about this nasty cold winter that can’t seem to depart and allow spring to move forward.

This cocktail is just in time for the end of winter citrus. I haven’t had much opportunity to work with or take in too many blood oranges. I had a few moro oranges left over from the farmers market weeks ago and thought it would be interesting to try them in a cocktail. This drink is very close in similarity to a Moscow mule (M&M). Very easy to make and pleasant to sip on. After drinking this, I’m ready for warmer weather and sunshine to be here. Keep pushing spring!!

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*The Moro is the most colorful of the Blood Oranges, with a deep red flesh and a rind that has a deep red blush.

Mise en Place:

-Juice from 1 Blood Orange

-3 Ounces Berry Vodka

-2 Ounces Ginger Beer


-Cocktail Shaker


Method of Prep:

-Fill a cocktail shaker with 4 Ice cubes. Add in blood orange juice, berry vodka and ginger beer.

-Shake and pour into a small rocks glass filled with ice (optional). Splash with ginger beer if you want to fill the glass to the top.


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