Blood Orange Sour Mix gives a flavorful twist to any cocktail that may require a sour mix. The intense orange flavor of a blood orange is accented by undertones of berries and pomegranate.
Why Use Blood Orange in a Sour Mix?
It’s time to shake things up when it comes to sour mix! Imagine a Blood Orange Whiskey Sour or a Blood Orange Daiquiri. The shift to a citrus flavor that is bolder and has layers of taste is different and fun and, leaves you wanting more.
When making the Blood Orange Sour Mix, I used turbinado sugar. Many people think that it is raw sugar, but it is not. It is spun in a turbine until it is stripped of cane juices. The result is a sugar with a slight molasses flavor. It’s barely detectable but it adds something special to the cocktail. I use white sugar in my Classic Sour Mix.
In Which Cocktails Can I Use Blood Orange Sour Mix?
That is what is so amazing about Blood Orange Sour Mix! You can use it in anything and you’ll feel like you’ve just invented a new drink! The uses are truly endless. You can add it to a French 75, a SideCar, a Whiskey Sour and anything that requires a citrus sour mix!
Is it Sour Mix or Sweet and Sour Mix?
We have all heard it said both ways so it really is up to you. It’s nothing more than simple syrup that has been infused with citrus. So, between the sugar which is the sweet and the citrus which is the sour, it is easily called sweet and sour mix. I call it sour mix because that is how I learned to say it. Sweet and sour mix makes my tastebuds think Chinese take out!
How would you use Blood Orange Sour Mix?
Blood Orange Sour Mix
- 3 Cups Sugar
- 3 Cups Water
- 3 Cups Freshly squeezed blood orange juice
- 1 Cup Freshly squeezes lemon juice
Combine water and sugar in large saucepan. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Cool.
Combine cooled simple syrup, blood orange juice, and lemon juice. Keep refrigerated. Will last for 7-10 days.