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Blood Orange Gin Fizz

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  • Author: Kara Lydon
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x


Delightfully refreshing and subtly sweet, this blood orange gin fizz cocktail is perfect for a date night or party!



For the blood orange simple syrup:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup blood orange juice (from about 8 small or 56 medium/large oranges)

For the blood orange cocktail:

  • 2 ounces gin (1/4 cup)
  • 1 ounce blood orange simple syrup (2 tablespoons)
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice, from about 1/2 lemon (1 1/2 tablespoons)
  • 1 egg white (or 2 tablespoons aquafaba)*
  • Ice
  • Soda water


For the blood orange simple syrup:

  1. In a small saucepan, add sugar and blood orange juice over medium heat, and bring to a light boil, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Remove from heat and let sit until cools to room temperature (about 60 minutes).
  3. Using a funnel if needed (I use a glass measuring cup), transfer the simple syrup into a glass jar and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.

For the blood orange cocktail:

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add gin, blood orange simple syrup, lemon juice, and egg white (or aquafaba) and shake vigorously for about 15 seconds.
  2. Add ice to cocktail shaker and shake again until cold, about 30-60 seconds.
  3. Strain drink into glass and fill to the top with soda water.
  4. Optional: Garnish with blood orange peel.


  1. Consuming raw or undercooked eggs may increase your risk of food-borne illness.
  2. Aquafaba is the liquid leftover from canned chickpeas and is a vegan substitute for the egg white.
  3. You can strain your simple syrup if you some pulp got out while squeezing your juice. I didn’t bother with this extra step because I knew it would get strained out in the cocktail shaker (and there wasn’t much).
  4. You don’t have to add lemon juice if you don’t have it but you won’t get as much foam as a result.
  5. For a blood orange mocktail, simply omit the gin (and you can add extra soda water).
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Cocktail