Blood Orange and Thyme Cocktail

Apr 5, 2015

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It wasn’t until I moved to California that I realized most citrus is best in the winter. While fruits like oranges do well in cold storage, citrus tends to peak and be freshest in winter months. I used to think of oranges and lemons as summer fruits, but now the orange displayed in a Japanese New Year kagami mochi makes a lot more sense.

I’m sad to see citrus slowly leaving the markets. It’s already hard to find meyer lemons and limes. As a goodbye, I created this blood orange and meyer lemon cocktail, which is nicely set off with a thyme-infused simple syrup. You could make it with a valencia or a navel, but you can’t beat the red color. Come to think of it, this would be a pretty great holiday cocktail! I’ll have to keep that in mind for when December rolls around.

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Blood Orange & Thyme Cocktail

You can use any sort of simple syrup for this cocktail, but it's especially good with thyme.

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Ingredients

Thyme Simple Syrup

Assemble Cocktail

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