This Blood Orange Gin Cooler is the perfect cocktail recipe for any time of year! This easy drink uses fresh blood orange juice, gin, and a splash of seltzer! So simple to make and just wonderful to drink!
Where Can You Buy Blood Oranges For This Recipe?
We’ve gotten on a blood orange kick ever since our last visit to Trader Joe’s. We get on a lot of food kicks when we visit Trader Joe’s, it deserves the cult-like following it has in my opinion.
Unfortunately, there’s not one really close by our house, the closest is about 35 minutes away, so when we get there we bring coolers and stock up.
And unlike when you go to the grocery store and spend hundreds of dollars on food, come home, unpack and then you end up ordering pizza for dinner because you’re exhausted… there’s always something to throw in the oven from Trader Joe’s.
Our favorite is the orange chicken, we do make orange chicken at home too, but this is an easy fix for busy weeknights when you just don’t have time.
Besides the prepared dinners that make our life easy, the produce is unbelievable. We’re always buying the shaved brussels sprouts for our Asian Chicken and Brussels that we seem to make once a week… So when we found these perfect blood oranges, we knew we had to make some sort of a cocktail with them.
I started to think about what we could make with these blood oranges — a martini or a margarita or even swap out the watermelon for blood oranges in this Watermelon Margarita Shooters recipe. SO in comes this Blood Orange Gin Cooler…
How Do You Make This Gin Cocktail?
I decided to keep this Blood Orange Gin Cooler simple. A little ice, a little gin and a splash of seltzer and that’s all. And it turned out amazing.
Gin to me is a summer drink, gin and tonics or cocktails like this Basil Gin Smash, so it was an easy choice for me. But now I’m finding that gin can really be an all the time drink…not just summer.
Simple and totally refreshing, the kind of thing that you can kick back and hang out with on a hot summer day, or on a crisp Fall night. Sugaring the rim is totally optional, but it’s a quick step and it tastes amazing.
What Other Type Of Alcohol Can You Use In This Cocktail?
You could totally swap out vodka in this cocktail too if you’re not a fan of gin. Or even rum or tequila. Whatever your booze of choice is… just don’t forget the fresh blood orange juice.
It’s definitely what makes this drink!
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This refreshing, light gin cocktail is perfect for sipping on all year long!
Granulated sugar (For rimming the glass)
1/3 cup blood orange juice
1 1/2 ounces gin
Seltzer for topping (Plain or orange flavored)
Wet the rim of a high ball glass with water, then roll into sugar to coat the rim.
Add the orange juice and gin to a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into the glass, then top with seltzer.
Garnish with orange wedges if desired.
- Category: Cocktails
- Method: Shaken
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: gin drinks, gin cocktails, cocktail recipes, drink recipes, blood orange juice