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Blood Orange Bourbon Fizz

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I made you a festive pink cocktail. This Blood Orange Bourbon Fizz is made with fresh blood orange juice, bourbon, and a splash of ginger beer. It’s fit for a king or queen.

Blood Orange Bourbon Fizz Cocktail 

This year, my husband and I will be celebrating our 17th Valentine’s Day together. Just saying that out loud makes me sound old.

My husband and I are a rare breed of couples. We were introduced in high school by our brothers and have been inseparable ever since. I guess that makes us high school sweethearts. That phrase alone sounds vintage. Vintage is in, right? So that makes me hip? Do people still use the word hip?

Moving on…

Blood Orange Bourbon Fizz Cocktail

Since my husband’s birthday falls on Valentine’s Day, I make it a point to celebrate his birth rather than all things pink and red. I’m pretty certain birth trumps conversation hearts, red velvet everything, and boxed chocolates.

Blood Orange Bourbon Fizz Cocktail

Speaking of boxed chocolates, does anyone really like them, or is it just another obligatory tradition? I don’t know about you, but I don’t like the thrill of the surprise filling. I like to know exactly what’s hiding inside of my chocolate before I pop it in my mouth.

Blood Orange Bourbon Fizz Cocktail

I realize that I’m beginning to sound like the Valentine’s Day Grinch. I promise you, I’m not. I like jewelry just as much as the next gal, and if my husband were to hand me a small, heart-shaped box full of chocolates, I would graciously bite into each chocolate to find my favorites.

Blood Orange Bourbon Fizz Cocktail

To help you celebrate Valentine’s Day, I made you a pink cocktail. This blood orange bourbon fizz is sweet, fruity, and mildly oaky. The freshly squeezed blood orange juice provides the gorgeous pink hue and ginger beer adds a subtle fizz to the cocktail.

I’m a guest contributor at VRAI Magazine today. Head on over to get this blood orange bourbon fizz recipe.

Kitchen tools I used to make this recipe:

Cocktail shaker
Oxo four-piece measuring beaker set
Citrus reamer
Mini strainer
Round ice cube molds

If you love this recipe, then you’ll love these:

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6 Responses to “Blood Orange Bourbon Fizz”

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    Samantha @FerraroKitchen — February 12, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    Happy Birthday Jennie’s hubby!! Joe’s sis’ birthday is the 15th. Supposedly, my mother in law had a choice of birthdays and she chose the 15th, thinking that was VDay..haha And I LOVE this cocktail…citrus and ginger beer are some of my favorite flavors!

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    • Jennie replied February 17th, 2015 at 8:12 am

      Thank you so much, Sam! Oops, it sounds like she got the dates confused. I’d rather not have my birthday on a holiday this way it can be all about me.

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    shannon — February 12, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    okay so first: happy birthday to mr. messy! :) somehow i feel like his birthday must have been TERRIFYING when he was a mere kid in elementary school, b/c girls. :)
    second: i hate the idea of, to quote Forrest Gump, “never knowing what you’re gonna get” with a box of chocolates. If i ever happen upon them, i scan the lid or the back to find out the “answers” to the chocolates first, then i pick. why waste calories on something you may hate? dumb.
    i love this drink: it’s so pretty! and bright, and festive, and WAY MORE INTERESTING than scanning a box of chocolates for ingredients. And it’s WAY hip…you can go right on ahead and use that word. I use it too, so doesn’t that make us both hip?

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    • Jennie replied February 17th, 2015 at 8:14 am

      That’s the very quote that comes to mind every time I pick up a box of chocolates. Thank goodness someone finally decided to label the lid. I’m so happy you love this cocktail, because it has quickly become one of my very favorite winter beverages. The word hip will live on forever.

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    Ashley — February 12, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    Happy early birthday to your husband!! And yes, I agree – birth definitely trumps valentine’s day! Love the sound of this drink … my husband loves bourbon so I feel like this would go over very well at our house!

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    • Jennie replied February 17th, 2015 at 8:14 am

      Thanks, Ashley. Your hubs will love this drink. I know it looks girly, but it’s totally manly.

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