Easy Blood Orange Gin Gimlet Cocktail Recipe

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This super easy blood orange gin gimlet cocktail recipe is a delicious spin on a classic 1920’s gin gimlet! The blood orange is a fresh edition on this crisp cocktail.

If you didn’t know, my husband does most of the cocktail and dessert recipes on my blog.

I had a leftover blood orange on the counter, and he was eyeing it all week. Once Friday night came around and I hadn’t used it for any projects, he turned it into this delicious spin on a classic gin gimlet cocktail.

About the Gin Gimlet

The Gin Gimlet is a classic 1920’s cocktail. It’s usually made with gin, but can be made with vodka as well. Let’s learn some more about this delicious cocktail.

What’s in a gimlet cocktail?

A gimlet contains gin, lime juice, and sweetener. You may use simple syrup or a sugar substitute for sweetening this cocktail.

What’s the best gin for a gimlet?

You may use a variety of gins for a gimlet cocktail.

What’s the difference between a gimlet and a martini?

A traditional martini contains gin, but it also has vermouth, lemon, and olives. A gin gimlet also contains gin, but it differs by adding lime juice and sweetener.

About the Easy Blood Orange Gin Gimlet Cocktail Recipe

My favorite part about this easy blood orange gin gimlet cocktail is really just how simple this recipe is.

There’s only four ingredients:

  • Gin
  • Blood Orange Juice
  • Sweetener
  • Grenadine

I recommend using Watershed Distillery Guild Gin. It’s one of our favorites and it’s been highly awarded. If you can get some in your area, definitely pick some up!

For the sweetener, we use a low calorie agave sweetener, but you could use regular agave or simple syrup.

Once you have all of your ingredients, you add to a cocktail shaker with ice, shake away, and you’re good to go!

If you don’t own a good cocktail shaker – I highly recommend investing in a good bar set. It’s a great investment for at-home mixology and it looks beautiful displayed on a bar cart!

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I recommend garnishing with a dehydrated orange slice. If you want to learn how to make your own dehydrated citrus slices, check out this step by step guide here!

Other Delicious Cocktail Recipes

Looking for other cocktail recipes? Check out these delish drinks below. Cheers!

Spiced Hot Toddy Recipe – This twist on a classic hot toddy has vanilla, star anise, ginger and cinnamon. It’s SO good and incredibly delicious on a chilly winter evening.

Grapefruit Infused Tequila Old Fashioned – Ok, I might sound crazy with this one, but trust me. You’ve gotta have faith that this twist on an old fashioned with tequila is just GOOD. It’s the perfect refreshing drink to sip on a warm Saturday evening.

Easy Fig Manhattan – Another delicious twist on a classic, this cocktail utilizes homemade fig syrup to add a new dimension to the classic Manhattan cocktail. If you love figs, this is the drink for you!

Easy Blood Orange Gin Gimlet Cocktail Recipe

  • 2 oz gin
  • 1 oz blood orange juice
  • 0.5 oz sweetener
  • 0.25 oz grenadine

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well for 30 seconds. Pour into a cocktail glass and garnish with a dehydrated orange slice.


  1. Thanks for the great recipe. I love gin and had blood oranges on the counter. I love how a great cocktail comes together!

  2. Delicious spring cocktail!

  3. This looks so delicious and refreshing! I love the mixture of orange juice and grenadine.

  4. So good. I recently discovered blood oranges and am obessed with them Love this drink

  5. So easy and beautiful!

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