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Blood Orange Vodka Sour Recipe

Blood Orange Vodka Sour Recipe

Servings 1 cocktail
Author Brandon Matzek


For the sour mix:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons blood orange zest
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed blood orange juice (from about 7 oranges)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

For the cocktail:

  • 2 ounces Absolut Vodka
  • 1 1/2 ounces blood orange sour mix
  • 1 egg white
  • 3 drops Angostura bitters


  1. To make the sour mix, combine sugar and zest in a medium bowl, using your fingers to rub the zest evenly into the sugar. Pour sugar into a small saucepan along with 1/2 cup water. Bring mixture just to a simmer, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Take the mixture off the heat, and let cool completely. Stir in the blood orange and lemon juice, then strain into a clean jar. Store in the fridge until ready to use (for up to 1 week). You’ll have enough sour mix for 7 to 8 drinks.
  2. To make the cocktail, add vodka, blood orange sour mix and egg white to a shaker with no ice. Cap and shake well to froth the egg white. Add ice and shake again to chill. Double strain into a chilled coupe glass. Let sit for a moment to allow the foam to settle at the surface, then finish with 3 drops of Angostura bitters.