This Tanqueray Seville Orange Gin Cocktail with Blood Orange is the perfect drink to usher in early Spring and beyond! Its fragrant, sour, sweet taste makes this drink a refreshing and light drink full of zest!
This cocktail is a perfect balance of bittersweet, tart, and zest that will give a delicious taste experience using fresh squeezed blood orange juice, muddled kaffir lime leaves, and a dash of blood orange bitters. The perfect mix of ingenuity to bring East and West together! (:
My travel inspired this drink through the Andalucia region of Spain in February 2019. We visited the entire area and were blown away by its beauty and culture. Right away, I noticed the abundance of Seville oranges at every corner we turned to.
They were EVERYWHERE! Beautiful orange groves and random citrus trees with bright orange fruits filled every corner of the region, city, or country alike. Simply beautiful!
I wondered why there weren’t more recipes and food using Seville oranges that were growing wild. As I understand the world of mixologists, I was delighted to see this Seville Orange Gin available for making cocktails.
While in Seville, I wanted to take boxes of those oranges back home with me knowing how rare they were. But with Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla Distilled Gin, I’m delighted to taste the Seville oranges again in one form or another. Let’s make this special drink!
Also, in Thailand, Seville oranges are called Som Sa, a hard-to-find ingredient with citrusy natural flavors used in traditional recipes like Massaman and sour curries cooking Thai food. Since they are difficult to find, oranges have become a disappearing ingredient in Thai cuisine.
What is Seville Orange Tanqueray?
Charles Tanqueray, a Londoner developed the Tanqueray London Dry Gin brand and Seville Orange Tanqueray is one of the gins that was born from this line.
The official name of this gin is Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla Distilled Gin, a premium tonic made with the Sevilla orange essence and distilled with fragrant orange blossoms to get the citrusy, floral notes uqiue to this Tanqueray gin.
The spirit is then infused with fine botanicals like angelica, coriander, juniper, and licorice, creating a refreshing and delightful combination to taste and smell.
Please welcome this citrusy, crisp gin to your zesty new way of many gin recipes and summer cocktails for the coming months. They make the most refreshing drinks in martini cocktails, Tanqueray Sevilla orange gin & soda, or mix with triple sec and gin for an easy cocktail.
Why this cocktail works
- It’s the most refreshing-tasting gin cocktail that will wake up your taste bud with its sweet, sour, and tart flavors
- For tropical drinks, use orange, grapefruit, tangerine, or pineapple juice with the Tanqueray Sevilla gin.
- You can make a large batch for serving at a party
- The perfect make-ahead cocktail. All you need to do is stir it up quickly and then pour it into cocktail glasses to serve guests before or after a pleasant meal.
Ingredients for Tanqueray Seville orange gin cocktail
- Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla Distilled Gin. The star ingredient. Check your local liquor store for this gin.
- Blood orange juice, fresh squeezed, is best, but store-bought is fine too.
- Blood orange bitters. My current obsession for using with cocktails. Simply the best!
- Lime juice. Fresh squeezed is best. Lemon juice works too.
- Maple Syrup. A sweetener for balancing out the sourness of the citrus. The simple syrup works great too.
- Kaffir lime leaves. Added more herbaceous notes to the cocktail—a bit of my Thai twist. The lime leaves accent the rich juniper flavor, creating the perfect infusion of Tanqueray gin cocktail. Use Fresh leaves or Dry lime leaves for this recipe!
Best to use fresh squeezed lime and blood orange juice for this recipe. Kaffir lime leaves can be found at your local Asian market in the frozen section. Or order fresh leaves online here. Dry lime leaves work for this recipe! Be sure to strain your cocktail well if using dry leaves.
Step 1. Squeeze the juices of blood orange and lime juice. Strain through a filter to get pulp-free juice.
Step 2. Add kaffir lime leaves to a shaker and muddle for a few seconds to extract the oils for flavor and aroma.
Step 3. Add the gin, bitters, blood orange, lime juice, maple syrup, and 4-5 pieces of ice to the shaker.
Step 4. Cover the lid and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Add fresh ice cubes to a cocktail glass or ice-filled wine glass and pour the cocktail into it.
Step 5. Garnish with a slice of orange or lime, or blood orange wedges. Orange wheel or kaffir leaves. That’s it. Sip and enjoy!
Helpful tips for your Seville orange cocktail
- Before pouring the entire drink into your cocktail glass, sample a tiny sip. Adjust here with more lime juice, syrup, or gin to taste. Shake it once more and adjust as necessary.
- Top with soda water or tonic water to make Tanqueray Sevilla orange gin & soda.
- Skip the kaffir lime leaves if you can’t find them. Use a small slice of lime rind instead.
- Honey or simple syrup works well as a sweetener too.
Helpful tools for making your cocktails.
- Cocktail Shaker set
- Glass Cocktail Shaker
- Wooden Muddler
- Citrus Squeezer
- Mesh Strainer
- Cocktail or drinks glasses
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- Tom Yum simple syrup
- Orange blossom with Roku gin
- Empress gin lavender cocktail
- Coconut lime mojito
Yes, you can make Seville orange cocktail ahead of time. If making a large batch, pour everything together into a pitcher. Before serving, stir or whisk it well before pouring the cocktail into individual ice-filled glasses.
You can use grapefruit, orange, tangerine, or pineapple juice with this Seville orange gin cocktail.
Use Rangpur gin instead of Seville orange gin as a substitute for your cocktail. Other citrusy gins like Komasa Tangerine gin, Citadelle Gin Jardin d'Ete, or Malfy Gin con Limone will work well too.
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