Macabre by name, don’t let the blood orange deceive you. Disguised as an ordinary variety orange on the outside, some blush to hint the secret they possess. Its smaller size and its tougher pitted skin foretell its preternatural mystery. The inside flesh confesses what the outside masks, a spectrum of ruddiness; flushed with hues of brilliant dark pinks to crimson blood red. This citrus incarnates a divine sweetness transcendent the conventional orange. The blood orange seduces with a berry ambrosia ideal for mixing with your favorite Gray Wolf® Spirits.



2 oz Lone Vodka
1 oz fresh blood orange juice
1 oz rosemary infused simple syrup*
rosemary sprig & blood orange slice for garnish

Combine ingredients (minus the garnishes) in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until chilled. Strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with blood orange slice and rosemary sprig. Can also be strained into a DOF glass and served with ice. Try it with Timber Gin instead of Lone Vodka for an interesting twist.

*Rosemary simple syrup:
1 cup white sugar
1 cup water
1/4 cup rosemary leaves

Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Simmer for 1 minute. Remove from heat and let syrup steep, about 30 minutes. Let cool and strain to remove rosemary leaves.

Timber Negroni w/Blood Orange


1 oz Timber Gin
1 oz Campari
1 oz Sweet Vermouth
1 oz fresh blood orange juice
blood orange slice for garnish

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir until chilled. Strain into DOF glass over ice (1 large cube or sphere preferable). Garnish with blood orange slice.

Lobo Paloma w/Blood Orange & Thyme

2 oz Lobo Agave
4 oz fresh blood orange juice
1 oz fresh lime juice
seltzer water to top (optional)
3 sprigs fresh thyme (leaves removed and roughly chopped)
2 tbsp coarse salt

Combine chopped thyme and salt on a plate. Rub slice of lime or orange around rim of glass. Roll the wetted rim of glass in the salt thyme mixture to garnish. Fill glass with ice (one large cube or sphere preferred) and set aside. Combine remaining ingredients into a mixing glass over ice, stir until chilled. Strain into garnished glass over ice.