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Happy New Year, everyone! One of my goals for 2018 is to share more cocktail recipes with you here on the blog. It'll be a combination of reliable classics as well as seasonal favorites so you'll be well prepared for every occasion.

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Before we get started, let's touch on the word 'Fix.' I'm referring here to a method of preparation or style of cocktail. The 'Fix' is a simple cocktail preparation traditionally calling for a base spirit, with lemon juice and sugar, served over crushed ice. Simplicity at its best.

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While nearly perfect as a three ingredient classic, seasonal fruits and herbs can be added for extra appeal. For this traditional rum fix, I muddled in a few blood orange wedges for an added punch of seasonal citrus juice and oil.

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BLOOD ORANGE FIX

  • 2 blood orange wedges
  • 3/4 lemon juice
  • 3/4 simple syrup
  • 2 oz aged rum

Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin. Muddle, add ice, shake, and strain into a chilled double rocks glass. Mound with crushed ice and garnish with a blood orange wedge and straw. 

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