Blood oranges are one of the (few) things that make me excited for winter time. Their gorgeous color and sweet, almost raspberry-like flavor sets them apart from other citrus fruits and brightens up these dreary February days. I created this Blood Orange & Turmeric Collins cocktail recipe for Malfy Gin in 2018, and it’s a recipe I’ve returned to again and again.
This variation on the classic Tom Collins is blood orange-forward with the unique and fruity Malfy Con Arancia gin. Con Arancia is a bright orange-colored gin that’s made with the peels of Sicilian blood oranges and packs a bright citrusy flavor. If you’re not able to find this particular gin, you can still enjoy this recipe – just use a citrusy gin. You could also infuse any gin you have on hand with blood oranges, if you’re feeling creative!
Another star of this cocktail is Kuma Turmeric Liqueur, which as far as I know is the only turmeric liqueur on the market. It’s got a wonderful, earthy, bittersweet flavor and it’s not too sweet. Kuma adds a deep layer of flavor to this Collins, but if you’re not able to find it in your area, you can substitute a turmeric simple syrup (I’ll have a recipe for this coming soon!)
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Blood Orange & Turmeric Collins
- 1 1/2 oz Malfy Con Arancia You can substitute another gin in a pinch
- 1/2 oz Kuma Turmeric Liqueur You can substitute turmeric simple syrup in a pinch
- 1/2 oz freshly squeezed blood orange juice
- 1/2 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Sparkling water
- Add first four ingredients to a cocktail shaker and fill 3/4 with ice.
- Shake until chilled and strain into a tall glass filled with ice.
- Top with sparkling water and garnish with blood orange and a sprig of rosemary.