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Blood Orange-Bourbon Cooler

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 cup 8 ounces fresh blood orange juice (about 4 oranges)
  • 1/2 to 1 cup 4 to 8 ounces bourbon
  • 2 cups 16 ounces refrigerated lemonade
  • 2 tablespoons 1 ounce refrigerated pomegranate juice
  • Angostura Bitters (optional
  • Blood Orange Slices garnish


  • Combine the first 4 ingredients in an ice-filled pitcher. Pour into ice-filled rocks glasses. Top off each with a dash of bitters, if desired. Garnish, if desired.


Blood oranges differ from their thick-skinned cousins, navel oranges, because they are less acidic in taste and have a richer, berry-like flavor. When pressed, blood oranges yield a tangy-sweet juice that pairs well with bourbon.