Blood Orange Sunrise

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Cocktail History

The Blood Orange Sunrise is a non-alcoholic cocktail that was created by Clare Liardet and included in her book Dry: Delicious Handcrafted Cocktails & Other Clever Concoctions. It’s made with a mix of fresh pomegranate, blood orange, and lime juice paired with honey and soda water.

Cocktail Ingredients

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following ingredients:

Pomegranate Juice: This adds pomegranate flavor and the deep red color. We used POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice because it’s as close to fresh pomegranate juice as you can get.

Blood Orange Juice: This adds sweet citrus flavor and turns the drink a brilliant pink-red color. We juiced a few blood oranges so the juice would be as fresh as possible.

Lime Juice: This adds sour citrus flavors for balance. We prefer to use fresh citrus juice because it’s less bitter than the bottled stuff and tastes much better.

Honey Syrup: This is a sweetener that adds honey flavor. We made ours using Alex’s simple recipe.

Soda Water: This is water that has been infused with carbon dioxide gas under pressure. It stretches the drink and adds some fizz. We used Topo Chico because it’s light, essentially flavorless, and refreshing.

Blood Orange Twist: This is the garnish. It adds more fresh blood orange aroma and flavor.

Tasting Notes

The Blood Orange Sunrise features strong citrus aroma and tastes of tart citrus with undertones of pomegranate and a hint of honey to sweeten it up.

Our Opinion of This Cocktail Recipe: We both thought this mocktail was refreshing, tangy, and delicious! To be honest, we aren’t big on mocktails though, so we’d like to try a boozier version with tequila, champagne, or sake if we made it again.

Recipe

This cocktail recipe was adapted from Dry: Delicious Handcrafted Cocktails & Other Clever Concoctions by Clare Liardet.

AuthorDryPrep Time5 minsRating

Ingredients
 1 ¾ oz Pomegranate Juice
 ¾ oz Blood Orange Juice
 ¼ oz Lime Juice
 Soda Water
 1 Blood Orange Twist

Method
1

Add ice and pomegranate juice to a lowball glass.

2

Add blood orange juice, lime juice, and honey syrup to a mixing glass.

3

Stir for 10-15 seconds.

4

Strain into lowball glass.

5

Top with soda water.

6

Garnish with blood orange twist.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 1 ¾ oz Pomegranate Juice
 ¾ oz Blood Orange Juice
 ¼ oz Lime Juice
 Soda Water
 1 Blood Orange Twist

Directions

Method
1

Add ice and pomegranate juice to a lowball glass.

2

Add blood orange juice, lime juice, and honey syrup to a mixing glass.

3

Stir for 10-15 seconds.

4

Strain into lowball glass.

5

Top with soda water.

6

Garnish with blood orange twist.

Blood Orange Sunrise

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More Low-Proof Cocktails

If you like this low-proof cocktail recipe, here are a few others we’ve tried that you may enjoy:

Strawberry Booster: A mocktail made with sparkling water, lemon juice, ginger syrup, balsamic vinegar, strawberries, mint, and sea salt

Kelly Kapowski: A mocktail made with water, lemon juice, ginger syrup, celery bitters, cucumber slices, arugula, paprika, and a cucumber ribbon

Far East Side: A low-proof cocktail made with sake, tequila, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice, and shiso leaves

 Hot Peppermint Patty: A low-proof cocktail made with milk, white peppermint schnapps, dark crème de cacao, white crème de menthe, cocoa powder, whipped cream, and grated chocolate

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