Mixology Monday With The Leveretts - Blood Orange Mint and Basil Smash

January 31, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

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Cooler temperatures mean its blood orange season. Blood oranges are grown typically in Mediterranean climates and also in Florida and California in the US then harvested in winter. You should be able to locate them near you between December and April. We definitely wanted to take advantage of this juicy tart fruit in today's cocktail. We hope you enjoy! As always, if you make any of our drinks, take a picture and share them with us online! Instagram ---> @ staynfocusimages

This makes 1 drink! Let's get started!



Here's what you need:

For Garnish
1 Blood Orange Wedge/Slice

1 Bunch of Mint Leaves

For Drink
1.5 ounce Fresh Squeezed Blood Orange Juice
3 to 4 Mint Leaves
2 to 3 Basil Leaves
1/2 ounce Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
1 ounce Grenadine,
2 ounces Scotch Whiskey
2 to 3 dashes Underberg German bitters



 You will also need a Rocks Tumblers,  Muddler, Fine Mesh Strainer, Hawthorne Strainer, Shakercup and Juicer. We used our Boston Shaker kit from VinoBravo, Use Nicole10 for a discount.



Let's Make the Drink!

  1. In Shaker Cup Add:
    • Mint Leaves
    • Basil Leaves
    • Grenadine
    • Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice 
  2. Muddle gently for 10 seconds or so
  3. Add remaining ingredients to Mixing  Glass:
    • Ice
    • Blood Orange Juice 
    • 2-3 Dashes of Bitters
    • Scotch Whiskey  
  4. Shake vigorously 20-30 seconds
  5. Using your fine mesh strainer and hawthorne strainer, strain into your ice filler tumbler.
  6. Garnish with fresh mint and blood orange  slice.
  7. Enjoy!


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“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”
― John Steinbeck


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