The classic gin fizz is given a modern twist in this elegant blood-orange gin fizz!
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If you love a gin fizz cocktail, you’ll love this delicious and elegant blood orange gin fizz! Whether you’re hosting a party or just enjoying a cocktail, this is the perfect blend of a classic gin fizz with a modern twist!
What is a Gin Fizz Cocktail?
If you love gin, then you must try the classic gin fizz cocktail. It’s a refreshing and citrus drink that will make your taste buds dance.
So, what is a gin fizz cocktail exactly? Well, it’s made with gin (obviously), lemon juice, sugar syrup, and soda water. Some use an egg white to create a frothier and smooth creamy texture as well! However, this particular recipe does not use egg whites.
It’s a simple cocktail for any gin lover and you’ll love this blood orange gin fizz.
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Blood Orange Gin Fizz Ingredients
Blood Oranges – While typically in season in the winter months, you can usually find them year-round at larger grocery stores! Blood oranges are a type of orange that has a deep red or crimson flesh, which is why they are referred to as blood oranges. Anthocyanins are responsible for the rich, bright reddish hue of this fruit, which is also present in other red and purple fruits such as raspberries and blueberries.
Sugar – This recipe calls for making a blood orange simple syrup. Instead of the usual combination of sugar and water, I opt for a more flavorful option by using freshly squeezed blood orange juice and sugar to make a blood orange infused simple syrup.
Lemon – Adding a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice enhances the flavors of this gin cocktail.
Gin – Grab a bottle of your favorite gin!
Ice – To create the perfect blended cocktail, I use a cocktail shaker and ice.
Club Soda – This will give our blood orange gin fizz the fizz!
Make Blood Orange Simple Syrup
The first step to making a blood orange gin fizz is to make the blood orange simple syrup.
Make freshly squeezed blood orange juice by squeezing about 4-5 blood oranges.
Combine equal parts freshly squeezed blood orange juice and sugar in a small saucepan.
Heat over medium heat until just boiling, stirring occasionally. Once the sugar has completely dissolved continue cooking for a few minutes and then remove it from the heat.
Allow it to cool completely. Use the blood orange simple syrup immediately or store it in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks in the fridge.
Mixing the Blood Orange Cocktail
To make the blood orange gin fizz cocktail add the simple syrup, gin, lemon juice, and ice cubes to a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously.
Add the ice cubes and shake again.
Stain the mixture into a cocktail glass and top it with club soda.
Garnish with blood orange slices and enjoy!
Variations and Suggestions
There are several ways to get creative with your blood orange gin cocktail!
Add some mint or basil as a garnish or muddled in the cocktail shaker to enhance the flavors!
Garnish with fresh lemon slices as well as blood orange slices for an added citrus touch!
Try a dash of lavender simple syrup for a blood orange lavender cocktail.
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Blood Orange Simple Syrup
- 6 blood oranges
- 1/2 cup sugar
Blood Orange Gin Fizz Cocktail
- 4 ounces gin
- 2 ounces blood orange simple syrup
- 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
- Club Soda
- To make the blood orange simple syrup, squeeze 4-5 blood oranges. You will need about 1/2 cup of freshly squeezed blood orange juice.
- Combine the freshly squeezed blood orange juice and 1/2 cup sugar in a small saucepan.
- Heat over medium heat until just boiling, stirring occasionally.
- Once the sugar is completely dissolved, continue to cook for 2-3 more minutes, then remove from the heat.
- Allow the simple syrup to cool completely. You can either use it immediately or store it in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks. in the fridge.
- To make the blood orange gin fizz, combine the gin, blood orange simple syrup, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously.
- Add the ice to the cocktail shaker and shake again.
- Strain the mixture into a cocktail glass.
- Top with club soda, garnish with a fresh blood orange slice and serve!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 835Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 9mgCarbohydrates: 182gFiber: 10gSugar: 163gProtein: 4g
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This blood orange gin fizz recipe is a must-try for anyone looking to add some citrus freshness to their cocktail game. The combination of tangy blood oranges and aromatic gin creates a perfectly balanced drink that’s both refreshing and satisfying. Plus, the addition of club soda adds just the right amount of effervescence to make this drink truly pop. So why not give it a try? Impress your guests with this vibrant and fun blood orange gin fizz, whether you’re sipping it at a happy hour or serving it at your next dinner party.