Blood Orange, Tea + Whiskey Cocktails

Blood Orange Tea Whiskey Cocktails

Blood Orange, Tea + Whiskey Cocktails

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Whiskey
  • 4 bags Irish Breakfast Tea (or similar black tea)
  • 1/3 cup Blood Orange Juice (from about 5 oranges)
  • 1/4 cup Lemon Juice (from about 1/2 lemon)
  • 1/4 cup Whole Earth Sweetener Agave 50 or Honey 50
  • Fresh Mint, for garnish
  • Club Soda (optional)

Instructions

  1. Pour the whiskey into a cocktail shaker and add the teabags. Let steep 15 minutes. Remove the tea bags, squeezing them gently to extract the most flavor possible.
  2. Add the blood orange juice, lemon juice, and Whole Earth Sweetener Agave 50 or Honey 50. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well.
  3. Add ice to four double old fashioned glasses. Strain the cocktail over the ice. Garnish with mint. If desired, top with club soda.

Notes

Big ice cubes melt more slowly and won't water down your drink – plus they look really cool! You can find round molds like the ones I used on Amazon

Nutrition Information

Amount Per Serving Calories 216Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 2mgFiber 0gSugar 20gProtein 0g

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Take advantage of what’s left of citrus season with these Blood Orange, Tea + Whiskey Cocktails.

Blood Orange Tea Whiskey Cocktails

I’ve gotten really into watching award shows over the last few years. It’s funny, because I’m the kind of person who wouldn’t recognize a celebrity if I bumped into them on the street. But who doesn’t love an excuse to have a few friends over, dress up fancy, and drink cocktails? It’s pretty much my favorite. This weekend, we’ll be sipping these Blood Orange, Tea + Whiskey Cocktails while we cross our fingers and hope that Hidden Figures wins big. (If you haven’t seen it yet, you need to – it’s amazing!)

Making cocktails with tea has been my thing lately. It all started with these Earl Grey Apple Cider Cocktails, then kicked into high gear after I had an amazing Earl Grey Breakfast Martini earlier this fall. For this whiskey cocktail, I decided to take a detour from Earl Grey and infuse the whiskey with Irish Breakfast tea instead. The resulting drink is elegant, fun, and a little moody. Perfect for an award show!

Blood Orange Tea Whiskey Cocktails

Blood Orange Tea Whiskey Cocktails

Instead of fussing with simple syrup, I used Whole Earth Sweetener Agave 50 to sweeten these cocktails. You might remember them from my Sweet Potato Blender Muffins (if you haven’t tried them yet, what are you waiting for?).

The Agave 50 is a blend of agave and stevia, so it has 50% less calories per serving as traditional agave. It has a neutral taste, so it’s perfect for using in cocktails. Their Whole Earth Sweetener Honey 50, a blend of honey and stevia, also works really well in this drink – it reads a little sweeter, and the honey goes really well with the blood orange flavor.

Like the rest of their products (Baking Blend, Nature Sweet® zero calorie packets, Turbinado Raw Cane 50, and Monk Fruit Juice Concentrate), the Agave 50 and Honey 50 are non-GMO Project Verified and don’t have any weird aftertaste.

You can find Whole Earth Sweetener products at your local grocery stores (I’ve purchased them from ShopRite and Price Chopper). They’re also available on Amazon. Blood Orange Tea Whiskey Cocktails

Blood Orange Tea Whiskey Cocktails

Blood Orange, Tea + Whiskey Cocktails

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Whiskey
  • 4 bags Irish Breakfast Tea (or similar black tea)
  • 1/3 cup Blood Orange Juice (from about 5 oranges)
  • 1/4 cup Lemon Juice (from about 1/2 lemon)
  • 1/4 cup Whole Earth Sweetener Agave 50 or Honey 50
  • Fresh Mint, for garnish
  • Club Soda (optional)

Instructions

  1. Pour the whiskey into a cocktail shaker and add the teabags. Let steep 15 minutes. Remove the tea bags, squeezing them gently to extract the most flavor possible.
  2. Add the blood orange juice, lemon juice, and Whole Earth Sweetener Agave 50 or Honey 50. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well.
  3. Add ice to four double old fashioned glasses. Strain the cocktail over the ice. Garnish with mint. If desired, top with club soda.

Notes

Big ice cubes melt more slowly and won't water down your drink – plus they look really cool! You can find round molds like the ones I used on Amazon

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By on February 22nd, 2017

About Lauren

Hi, I'm Lauren! I'm a certified plant-based cook and enthusiastic omnivore who loves looking for creative ways to make weeknight meals more nutritious. I'm the author of Heathy Eating One Pot Cookbook and Healthy Meal Prep Slow Cooker Cookbook.

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7 thoughts on “Blood Orange, Tea + Whiskey Cocktails”

  1. This looks awesome! I can’t wait until blood oranges are back in season at my farmer’s market. I’m definitely going to try this!

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  2. I’ll have to be on the lookout for Whole Earth products…I don’t think I’ve ever seen them before. This cocktail looks amazing!!

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