Blood Orange Bourbon and Dry Cider

February 6, 2018

Blood Orange Bourbon Cider Cocktail

Bourbon cocktail for people who don’t love bourbon! Blood Orange Bourbon Fizzy cocktail with hard apple cider

For those of you who are wondering why you would mix a bourbon cocktail if you don’t like bourbon – that is  GREAT question. This drink was born for these three reasons:

  1. Old Fashioneds are great – flavor-wise. But where are the bubbles? Are we even celebrating if there’s no fizz?
  2. Bourbon drinks are STRONG. I mean, each sip of an old fashioned feels like a shot. No? (are you all nodding wondering why I’m implying this is a bad thing?). This cocktail says Happy Hour – instead of nap time.
  3. Bourbon is always leftover. No one is powering through bottles of bourbon. Ok some people are, but not at my house. The brown liquor does not love us. So – here it sits.

Know what we DO go through? Hard Cider. I love a super dry hard cider. So this one is a mixture of it all. Fresh and bubbly from the cider, with a smooth semi-old fashioned finish.

Blood Orange Bourbon Fizzy cocktail with hard apple cider

But let’s get real – the best thing about this bourbon blood orange cocktail is the color. I think God made blood oranges solely for their intragram-ability.

Get into it people. If you feel a little college mixing your boozes – that’s ok. Some people call it “college drinking” other people call it “economical”.


Blood Orange Bourbon Fizzy cocktail with hard apple cider Blood Orange Bourbon Fizzy cocktail with hard apple cider

Blood Orange, Bourbon and Hard Cider Fizz

Fresh blood orange juice, dry hard cider, and a splash of bourbon. Old fashioned meet margarita!
Prep Time2 mins
Total Time2 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Author: Beth Pepin


  • 1/2 blood orange, - juiced
  • 1 oz bourbon
  • ice
  • Super Dry Hard Cider


  • Add ice to a glass, juice the orange directly into the glass, add one ounce of bourbon, top with cider.
  • Slurp.


I love Schilling London Dry for this cocktail. Another one that is easier to find is Ace Joker. If you have a sweet tooth, try a sweeter cider! 
    1. I couldn’t agree more! Blood oranges HAD to have been created solely for Insta lol! I am not a Bourbon drinker either but I may have to give this a try! So pretty.

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