With peak citrus season ending soon, I figured I’d better share this blood orange cognac cocktail recipe now. If I wait any longer, blood oranges will be gone and that would make us all sad. So before they disappear for another year, let’s all stock up and enjoy.
When I set out to make this blood orange cognac cocktail, I realized I rarely work with cognac as my base spirit. I’ve used it once in this sparkling grape cocktail, but really I think that’s it. Other than also enjoying it in the classic Vieux Carre. So, I took a little more traditional direction and played around with making a sidecar cocktail variation.
After a few tweaks to the recipe, it was settled this was our favorite version. I hope you agree. If not, there are plenty of other blood orange cocktail recipes on this site to keep you set for the rest of the season. It is my favorite citrus for cocktails after all.
- 2 ounces cognac (I used Courvoisier)
- ½ ounce Grand Marnier (Cointreau or another orange liqueur would work as well)
- ½ ounce blood orange juice
- ¼ ounce lemon juice
- 8 drops Bitterman's Burlesque Bitters
- Sugar for rimming glass.
- Rim a coupe glass with lemon juice and dip in sugar.
- Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice.
- Shake and double strain into the prepared glass.
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