Twist of Fate {a blood orange whiskey cocktail}

Normally during blood orange season, I use them in as much as I can. This year, however, I’ve been a little lacking and I feel slightly bad about it. They are my favorite citrus and I just can’t let the season slip by without using them more. So, to make up for my lack of blood orange cocktails this season, I came up with this blood orange whiskey cocktail.

Twist of Fate : A blood orange whiskey cocktail with rye whiskey and fresh blood orange juice

My first version of this blood orange whiskey cocktail was with bourbon and to be honest, it fell somewhat flat. For round two, I switched the whiskey to rye and it was much better. The spicier notes of the rye balanced the citrus and Punt E Mes. I would have had round three but I had things to do (like sit on the couch and watch tv).

blood orange rye whiskey cocktail

But, if you’re in the mood for something with bourbon and blood oranges, I suggest you go make yourself this charred blood orange  bourbon cocktail. It is fantastic. And well worth the little bit of time it takes to char the citrus.

Twist of Fate
Serves: 1
  • 1-1/2 ounces rye whiskey (I used Rittenhouse)
  • ½ ounce fresh squeezed blood orange juice
  • ¼ ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce Punt E Mes
  • 2 dashes Peychaud's bitters
  • Orange peel for garnish
  1. Add all ingredients except garnish to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice.
  2. Shake and double strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Express the oil of the orange peel over the drink, rub around the rim, twist and drop in glass.


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Jessica Torres is the chief cocktail creator here at One Martini. Outside of the internet, she works at DEATH & TAXES (a bar) and midtown eats (a restaurant) in Reno, Nevada. When not working, Jessica can be found working out, spending time with her family or attempting to nap. Subscribe to our newsletter to get all of the latest cocktail creations delivered directly to your inbox.
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