Day 3: Blood Orange Old Fashioned

  • 2 oz bourbon
  • slice of blood orange
  • sugar cube
  • 2 dashes of orange bitters
  • maraschino cherry for garnish

Toss sugar cube into a rocks glass. Soak with bitters and muddle until sugar is mostly dissolved. Lightly muddle orange slice. Pour in bourbon and stir. Add ice if desired, and garnish with a cherry.


Old Fashioneds are a favorite amongst my friends. I may receive some complaints from them for suggesting you use ice cubes here.

If you ever want to use maraschino cherries in a drink make sure you skip the candy-sweet ones from the grocery and your childhood Shirley Temples. I recommend Luxardo maraschinos. If I REALLY like someone I’ll garnish their drink with TWO of those.

3 thoughts on “Day 3: Blood Orange Old Fashioned”

    1. You lucky bastard.

      I do admit to occasionally adding too many to a drink on the off chance someone will pass them to me instead.

  1. I don’t have any issues with ice. There is nothing wrong with watering down a strong cocktail if you so desire. I think you have quite a lot of fruit in it though. I’d probably do a squeeze from the blood orange slice, and then a twist of the rind.

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