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blood orange cooler cocktail with vebena garnish and spent blood oranges

Blood Orange Bourbon Cooler

Picture of Heather Wibbels, Cocktail Contessa, pouring a cocktailHeather Wibbels
Blood orange, lemon, peach simple, bourbon, and ginger beer create a lively cocktail perfect for sipping on a hot afternoon. Deceptively light, depending on the proof of the bourbon, you can control how much of the bourbon you want to notice. I wouldn't go with a heavy char bourbon here because of the lighter, more delicate fruit flavors.
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Course Drinks
Cuisine Bourbon Cocktail
Servings 1


  • 1 oz fresh blood orange juice
  • ¾ oz fresh lemon juice
  • ½ oz peach simple syrup**
  • 3 oz lemonade
  • 16 drops pineapple serrano bitters
  • 2 oz bourbon
  • Regatta ginger beer to top
  • Garnish: lemon verbena sprig or blood orange wheel


  • Combine blood orange, bourbon, lemon juice, peach simple and bitters in a shaker. Fill with ice, shake briefly and double strain into a highball or large wine glass with ice. Add lemonade, stir briefly, then top with ginger beer. Garnish with a fresh sprig of lemon verbena or mint.


Peach Simple Syrup**
  • 2 cups peeled, chopped peaches
  • 2 cups sugar
Combine peaches and sugar in a resealable bag and muddle them together until well-mixed. Leave in the fridge overnight to 24 hours. Strain before using and store in the fridge.
Keyword apple bitters, blood orange, gingerbeer, lemon, lemon verbena, peach
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