It's blood orange season and yes, you could slice them up with some nice endive in a poofy little dressing, but I'd rather drink 'em. I made this up a few years back and I look forward to Blood Orange season every year so I can whip up a batch of these treats. I found some perfect small, juicy bloods at the Berkeley Bowl that were only about 3" around. If you have large ones, You can use just one. This recipe makes two cocktails.
Blood Orange Sour
Juice of 2 small Blood Oranges or 1 large one - the darker the better
Juice of 1/2 a regular orange
Juice of 1 lemon
Juice of 1/2 a lime
3 oz. of Jim Beam Bourbon
2 tsp. superfine sugar or big splash of simple syrup
Shake all in a cocktail shaker. Serve neat or with the ice. Add a nice slice of Blood Orange as a garnish.
No cherry required.