Blood Orange Old Fashioned

Recipe and Photography by Victor Sizemore


  • 0.5 ounce Honey Rosemary Syrup, recipe following

  • 2 ounces bourbon of your choice
  • 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters

  • Half a blood orange, juice squeezed.

  • Ice


Honey Rosemary Syrup

  • 1 cup water

  • 1/2 cup honey (local honey preferred)
  • 2 sprigs rosemary



  1. Bring ingredients for Honey Rosemary Syrup to a low boil and cut heat. Let cool.

  2. Combine syrup, bourbon, bitters, and blood orange juice in a glass, and stir with ice. Garnish with Luxardo cherry.
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