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Bubbly Blood Orange Bourbon Smash

A twist on the classic whiskey smash featuring fresh blood orange, maple syrup, and a splash of dry champagne

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword blood orange bourbon drink recipe, blood orange cocktail champagne, classic whiskey cocktail ideas, how to make a whiskey smash cocktail, winter citrus cocktail
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail
Author Jazzmine from Dash of Jazz

Ingredients

  • 3 segments blood orange (¾ of a blood orange, cut into equal pieces)
  • 4 leaves fresh mint plus more for garnish
  • 2 ounces bourbon whiskey
  • ¾ ounce maple syrup or simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Dry champagne
  • 1 slice blood orange optional garnish

Instructions

  1. Cut a blood orange into quarters and add three of the quarters to an open cocktail shaker. Add in the fresh mint leaves and muddle blood orange and mint in order to release the juices and oils. Use the back of a wooden spoon for this step if you don't have a muddler tool.

  2. Add ice, bourbon, and maple syrup to cocktail shaker and securely place the top on it. Shake vigorously for about 10 seconds to fully chill and combine the mixture.

  3. Add fresh ice to a rocks glass and strain cocktail mixture into it. Top up glass with champagne and stir to incorporate. Garnish with blood orange slice and fresh mint sprig, if desired. Enjoy responsibly!

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