Saturday, July 02, 2011

Bourbon and Blood Orange Blast

Refreshing Beverage of the Week
This is a really delicious, easy-to-make, and not-too-sweet drink. If I were you, while you sit in your casita, sweat lodge or yurt watching New Mexico burn I would start drinking. This would be a good start.

1 1/2 ounces bourbon (I like Maker's Mark)
1/2 cup blood orange juice
8 fresh mint leaves, plus sprig for mint
1 orange wedge
turbinado sugar (also called sugar in the raw), for garnish

In a shaker, mix together the bourbon, blood orange juice, and mint leaves. Serve over ice in a low glass and garnish with a sprig of mint. Rub the rim of the glass with the orange wedge, then dip the edge in a dish of turbinado sugar.