Blood Orange Simple Syrup

The Avenue Pub, New Orleans / July 2013

This recipe originally appeared in Diving in New Orleans, July/August 2013.

Use syrup to build an Old Fashioned following a standard recipe.

  • juice of 6 blood oranges
  • juice of 1/4 pink grapefruit
  • zest from one Valencia orange
  • 1/2 cup unrefined Louisiana cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup water

Combine juices and zest in pan; set on low heat; reduce by 20%. Add sugar and water; simmer until sugar is fully dissolved, strain; cool and reserve.