Blood oranges have been produced in the southern Mediterranean since the 18th century and are thought to have originated there. They’re a popular orange variety in Italy. Blood oranges were discovered in Italy in the 1600s as a result of a sweet orange mutation.
It is a classic cocktail, similar to an old fashioned. It’s also known as the Hemingway Special (he loved it), and the Italian Stallion—it’s a riff on a Negroni, but with blood orange juice instead of Campari, which makes it a bit sweeter and more fragrant. A garnish of orange peel can be used for presentation.
1 ½ ounce) Gin
½ ounce Campari
½ ounce Amaro
1 Ounce Orange juice
1. Shake with ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass.
2. Serve in a Cocktail Glass.
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