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Bourbon and Blood Orange Blast

Photo: Francesco Lagnese
Yield Makes 1 serving
Introduce a nontraditional cocktail recipe to a summertime party with this bourbon-infused drink. Fresh mint adds a fragrant note, while turbinado sugar adds festive sparkle.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces bourbon
  • 1/2 cup blood orange juice
  • 8 fresh mint leaves, plus sprig for mint
  • 1 orange wedge
  • Turbinado sugar for garnish

How to Make It

  1. In a shaker, mix together the bourbon, blood orange juice, and mint leaves. Serve over ice in a low glass and garnish with a sprig of mint. Rub the rim of the glass with the orange wedge, then dip the edge in a dish of turbinado sugar (also called sugar in the raw).