Blood Orange Cocktails

Blood Orange Flip from Serious Eats

Blood oranges look dramatic … but they also taste good in a cocktail! Here are some new ways to incorporate this beautiful citrus into your drinks.

Kentucky Hot Toddy ~ Bourbon, citrus and honey … a perfect combination for winter nights.

Campari and Blood Orange Cocktail ~ A simple yet satisfying cocktail, with a hint of bitterness and some bubbles.

Blood Orange Flip ~ Blood orange and whiskey are good friends indeed. Add a little honey and a light foam on top and it’s magic.

Blood Orange Gin & Tonic ~ Dress up this classic two-ingredient cocktail with a little glamorous blood orange juice.

Blood Orange Negroni ~ Another classic with a blood orange upgrade.

Tangerine Cocktails

Honey Tangerine Smash from Food Fanatic

Honey Tangerine Smash from Food Fanatic

The weather may be gray, but your cocktails can look (and taste) bright — thanks to tangerines! Tangerines are in season, so go get some and put them in your cocktail tonight. Here are a few to try:

Tangerita ~ Using another citrus in your Margarita is a fresh new twist on an old classic. It’s a little bit sweeter without going into “too sweet” territory.

Chamomile and Tangerine Sparkling Cocktail ~ Add sparkling wine to a make-ahead concoction of chamomile-tangerine syrup, gin and a splash of balsamic vinegar for a fun picnic cocktail.

Rosemary Tangerine Cooler ~ Heating the sugar, rosemary and tangerine in a skillet or on a griddle before muddling with rum gives a deeper flavor to this deceptively simple cocktail.

Tangerine Gimlet ~ This recipe doesn’t merely swap in tangerine juice for the usual lime. With two kinds of bitters, mezcal on top of the traditional gin and a little ancho chile heat, it’s a sunny drink for a rainy day.

Honey Tangerine Smash ~ Get some bourbon and smash up some tangerines in it! Easy, fun and delicious.

Hot Toddy Recipes

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It’s getting cold! So it’s time to get cozy with a hot toddy. Here are some fun variations on the basic hot toddy to warm you up from now through winter.

Gingerbread Hot Toddy ~ This warming cocktail tastes like real gingerbread. The gingerbread syrup would make a great latte too.

Honey-Bourbon Toddy ~ Honey, bourbon and cinnamon are the perfect ingredients to sip by the fire this fall.

Chit-Cha Toddy ~ Oolong tea joins forces with rye whiskey and ginger liqueur to keep the cold (or a cold) away.

Cider and Tequila Hot Toddy ~ This fruity twist on the toddy is great for people who don’t like whiskey (or who do and also like tequila).

Pumpkin Toddy ~ Pumpkin and maple syrup along with apple brandy and rye make a seasonal hot cocktail you can’t resist.

Meyer Lemon Cocktails for Winter

Blueberry-Lemon Fizz from Camille Styles

Blueberry-Lemon Fizz from Camille Styles

The tree outside my living room window is full of Meyer lemons, so I’m ready to turn lemons into lemon-flavored cocktails. I’ve documented my love of Meyer lemon cocktails before (more than once). But here are even more ideas for how to brighten a winter day with a Meyer lemon cocktail!

Meyer Lemon Lavender Mojito ~ If you’re already experiencing spring weather, like I am, this is the perfect cocktail to enjoy the sunshine and birds.

Pineapple & Meyer Lemon Margarita ~ If a Meyer Lemon Margarita is a good idea (which it is), then amping it up with a little pineapple can only make it an even better idea.

Cold Spring Cocktail ~ Cognac and maple syrup add dimension to the bright flavor of Meyer lemon in this drink. (If you don’t have rhubarb bitters, you can make your own DIY Rhubarb Bitters … you won’t be sorry!)

Blueberry-Lemon Fizz ~ This is another one for sipping on the patio on an unseasonably warm day. Light, refreshing and fun.

Four Winds ~ Mezcal and Yellow Chartreuse make for a sophisticated drink perfect for a night in.

Mulled Cocktails for Winter

White Glogg from Healthfully Ever After

White Glogg from Healthfully Ever After


Warm up some alcohol and spice for a drink that is nice! Mulled wine is a traditional warmed cocktail, but there’s more than one way to enjoy this delicious treat. Here are a few ideas:

Smoky Mulled Cider and Scotch ~ A dried chipotle pepper adds a different kind of heat and smoke to this creative winter drink.

Swedish Glogg ~ This is just one version of the many traditional mulled wine recipes out there … and it’s a good one!

White Glogg ~ If you’d like to try a white wine version of Glogg, this will keep you toasty and cozy.

Mulled Hard Cider ~ Spice up some cider with a little juice for a wintery cocktail.

Mulled Gin ~ Gin is an intriguing choice for mulling, proving that with a few spices you can make any warm alcohol delicious.