It’s that time of year, when citrus and whiskey make a fine pair indeed.
Blood Orange Flip
For the honey syrup:
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup honey
For the cocktail:
1 ounce freshly squeezed blood orange juice
1/2 ounce honey syrup (or substitute agave syrup)
1 1/2 ounces whiskey
1 egg white
Garnish: blood orange
To make honey syrup: Combine water and honey in a small saucepan over medium low heat. Bring to a low simmer, stirring occasionally for five minutes. The goal is to thin out the honey.
To make the cocktail: In a small bowl whisk eggwhite until it begins to get foamy, about 10 seconds.
In a cocktail shaker, combine blood orange juice, honey syrup, whiskey and bitters. Add half the whisked egg white (you can use the remaining half for another cocktail). Shake vigorously for 10 seconds, then fill cocktail shaker with ice and shake further. Strain cocktail including the foam into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with blood orange slice.