From Death To Sour Mix on Nov 06, 2013
I've professed my love for blood oranges in the past and since they're going out of style faster than overalls in the late 90's, I wanted to make one last drink to rule them all [where my 'lord of the rings' nerds at?! -crickets-]. This cocktail aims to be playful. The nigori sake and the gin (Junipero here. My new bff) go great together and the thyme/ginger/elderflower combo brings out some nice earthy notes.
1 1/2 oz Junipero gin 1 oz Rihaku junmai nigori sake 1/2 oz St. Germain elderflower liqueur 1 dash Bittermen's Xocolatl Mole bitters 3/4 oz fresh blood orange juice 1/2 oz HGT syrup* *3 parts water, 2 parts clover honey, 1 part fresh grated ginger, 3 branches of thyme. Boil. simmer. strain. bottle.
Pour in a rocks glass and garnish with 1/2 slice of blood orange & thyme branch.
[ Enjoy ]