May 1, 2019

Blood Orange Sidecar Cocktail

This blood orange sidecar cocktail is a wonderful cocktail for celebrating Mother's Day. It's a refreshing sip to welcome the spring. 

Blood Orange Sidecar cocktail

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For this brandy cocktail, I used blood oranges, which are wonderful in cocktails. They have a slightly bittersweet taste and such a gorgeous color. They are usually available from winter until early spring depending on where you live. 

When it's not blood orange season, just use mandarin oranges and add an extra dash of bitters. As an alternative, Trader Joes's sells this amazing tangerine juice that would be perfect along with a dash of bitters. 

I recommend buying as many blood oranges as you can when they are in season and freeze the juice. 

If you normally don't like brandy or cognac, you should give it a chance with this cocktail. While you're at it, this Sidecar Cocktail with cherries is delicious too. 

Side car cocktail with blood orange juice

Blood Orange Sidecar Cocktail

Yield: 1 cocktail


  • 2 ounces blood orange (or other orange) juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces brandy or cognac
  • 1/2 ounce Grand Marnier
  • 1 to 2 dashes orange bitters
  • 1/2 ounce lemonade frozen concentrate (such as Minute Maid)
  • Blood orange slices for garnish
  • Sparkling sugar for the rim. 


How to cook Blood Orange Sidecar Cocktail

  1. Add the juice, brandy, Grand Marnier, bitters, and lemonade concentrate to an ice filled shaker and shake to blend. 
  2. Rub the rim of a cocktail glass with an orange slice and twist the rim in some sugar that has been set on a plate. 
  3. Add some ice to the cocktail glass and strain the mixture into the glass. 
  4. Garnish with the orange wedge. 
Cocktail, brandy, blood orange, sidecar
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This recipe was adapted from White on Rice Couple
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