Fall is here and blood oranges are in season! Which means I can make anything pink and bloody with these juicy fruits. I actually have a special place in my heart for these oranges because about this time last year, Anthony whipped up a cocktail for me using these and amaretto. Cocktail recipe making had been a scary task that I shied away from until that moment. I realized that if Anthony (who only drinks beer) can make a cocktail, than so can I. So thank you, blood orange, for exposing me to more ways in which I can create and explore.
Blood orange and rum cocktail
2 oz freshly squeezed blood orange juice
2 oz white rum
1/2 oz yellow chartreuse
lime for garnish
Combine the rum, blood orange juice, and yellow chartreuse in a shaker. Add ice and shake. Strain into a coupe and garnish with a lime slice.