Blood Orange Cocktails

Looking for a way to take Five Saints' already flavorful Blood Orange liqueur to new heights? Consider following one of our Blood Orange cocktail recipes to create a bold new sensation, or use them as inspiration to create your own unique blend!

Blood Orange Gin & Tonic

Five Saints Distillery

  • 1 oz Five Saints Savory Tuscan Style Gin
  • 1 oz Five Saints Blood Orange Liqueur

Blood Orange Sunrise

Five Saints Distillery

  • 1 oz Five Saints Blood Orange Liqueur
  • Orange Juice
  • Splash of Grenadine

Blood Orange Moscow, Tuscan & American Mules

Five Saints Distillery

Serve in a Copper mug filled with Ice add the following:

  • 1 oz Five Saints Slow Distilled Vodka, Savory Tuscan Gin or White Whiskey
  • 1 oz Five Saints Blood Orange Liqueur
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 3/4 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 6 oz Main Root or Barrett’s Ginger Beer
  • Garnish with Lime Slice

Blood Orange Cosmopolitan

Five Saints Distillery

  • 1 oz Five Saints Slow Distilled Vodka
  • 1 oz Five Saints Blood Orange Liqueur
  • 1/2 oz Triple Sec
  • 1/2 oz Lime Juice
  • 1 oz Cranberry Juice
  • Shake with ice and strain into martini glass.

Blood Orange Mojito

Five Saints Distillery

  • 1 oz Five Saints Slow Distilled Vodka
  • 1 oz Five Saints Blood Orange Liqueur
  • 6 Mint Leaves
  • 0.75 oz Lime Juice
  • 2 oz Simple Syrup
  • Shake with a scoop of ice, add to glass and top with soda water

Blood Orange Beer

Five Saints Distillery

  • 1 oz Five Saints Blood Orange Liqueur
  • Your favorite beer
  • Just add the Blood Orange Liqueur to your favorite beer and enjoy.

Best Events to Serve Blood Orange Cocktails

Blood orange cocktails are a delightful addition to every occasion! They shine brightest during the Blood Orange season — typically from December to April — making them perfect for winter and early spring gatherings. Whether you're hosting a holiday party or a brunch with friends, a classic Blood Orange margarita or a refreshing Blood Orange sparkler can be the star of your drink menu.

These cocktails commonly feature a mix of fresh Blood Orange juice, lime juice, and other ingredients like triple sec, orange bitters, and simple syrup to create a distinct taste. Garnishing with blood orange slices adds a visually appealing touch to your beverage, making it an ideal choice for celebrations that call for a touch of elegance and a burst of citrusy flavor.

How Long Can Blood Orange Cocktails Last After Being Made?

The shelf life of Blood Orange cocktails after they've been prepared can vary depending on both the specific recipe and its storage conditions. In general, when kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator, the cocktails can usually stay good for up to two to three days. However, it's important to note that the flavors may start to diminish after the first day due to oxidation.

As a result, it's recommended to use fresh blood oranges and juices and to add any sparkling ingredients — such as ginger beer or sparkling wine — just before serving. This will help maintain the cocktail's bold flavors and ensure that your guests enjoy a delicious and refreshing cocktail even if you have to serve it a day or two after preparation.

Tips for Keeping Your Blood Orange Cocktails Fresh

To keep Blood Orange cocktails fresh and delicious, there are several tips you can follow. Firstly, always use fresh blood oranges and juice, as this will ensure a vibrant and authentic flavor. Additionally, you can extend the freshness by preparing the base of the cocktail in advance and adding the sparkling or carbonated ingredients just before serving.

When storing the cocktail in the refrigerator, consider using a cocktail shaker or a tightly sealed container to minimize exposure to air, which can lead to flavor degradation. Garnishing with fresh blood orange slices and serving in chilled glasses will also enhance the overall experience, making your Blood Orange cocktails a hit at any gathering.

Ways to Alter Blood Orange Cocktails Without Ruining the Recipe

If you're looking to elevate a classic Blood Orange cocktail without ruining the original recipe, there are several creative ways you can do so. You can experiment with different liqueurs like Blood Orange liqueur, cherry liqueur, or sweet vermouth to add a little more depth and complexity to the flavor profile. For a fizzy twist, substitute ginger beer or ginger ale for the usual soda water to create a unique spin on the traditional recipe.

To add a delightful frothy texture, consider incorporating an egg white into your concoction. Be mindful of the balance between sweet and tart by adjusting the amount of sweeteners, such as honey syrup or maple syrup, to suit your taste. By experimenting with these elements, you can craft delicious variations of Blood Orange cocktails while still maintaining the classic and refreshing qualities that make them so popular!