A Sanguine Sling Cocktail for Casual Friday

Hello Friday and Happy April Fool’s Day! Once again the week has totally disappeared and we are at the weekend (unless someone has played a mean joke for April Fool’s and it’s Monday again!). I am so ready for the weekend…how about you? In fact, I think it’s time for a Casual Friday and a cocktail!

It has been another crazy week at the Bunkycooks. I think every week has some element of insanity to it these days, so what else is new?

I woke up yesterday morning to find out that a photo of my Paella from March of 2010 that was accepted by Tastespotting was on the front page of the Los Angeles Times Food Section (YAY!).   It was in an article about Tastespotting that included several other foodie friends and their photos too.  Pretty nifty, except I couldn’t find a copy of the LA Times in Atlanta, so I still haven’t seen the actual article. 🙁

I did receive a photo of the paper from Sarah at Tastespotting, so I at least have some idea what the article looked like. Gee…I didn’t know that there is still some print media that is just that…in print. I guess I will have to wait for my copy to come in the mail. That was a pretty exciting Thursday. By the way, do you think the picture of these cocktails is worthy of a Tastespotting (or Foodgawker) moment? 😉

Aren't these a gorgeous shade of red?

The temperatures are headed back into the 70’s this weekend in my neck of the woods (oh, thank goodness…it’s been freezing cold all week), so I am all about fixing another batch of these cocktails! They look just like umbrella drinks that are served poolside at some glitzy beach resort.  The good news is that I don’t have to get in a bathing suit to drink one on my own back deck!

Thanks to the delightful folks at Honey Ridge Farms I am sharing the recipe for this awesome cocktail with you – the Sanguine Sling. That’s a pretty sexy name. Que vous convenez? (I find the French language to be very sexy.) I keep calling it a Singapore Sling…maybe they are related?!

The fresh squeezed blood orange juice is so pretty!

This luscious little beverage is made with their Spiced Honey Crème. I am all about this stuff and can’t wait to try it in all sorts of things, but naturally, I made the alcoholic beverage first! Are you really that surprised? 😉

Go out and find several of these gorgeous blood oranges (don’t you just love the color of the fresh squeezed juice?) and some Spiced Honey Crème and whip up a batch of these babies. You will be hooked and maybe a bit tipsy, but that’s okay! It’s Friday!

Can I offer you an adult beverage? Perhaps two?

Enjoy your weekend!

Sanguine Sling


1.5 ounces vodka
0.5 ounces Grand Marnier
2 ounces blood orange juice (approximately 1 fresh blood orange)
0.25 ounces fresh lemon juice
0.5 ounces spiced honey syrup*

*Spiced Honey Syrup: 1 part Cinnamon Spice Honey Creme to 1 part hot water. Dissolve the honey in hot water and store in glass bottle, refrigerate.


Shake all ingredients on ice and strain over crushed ice in a highball glass.

Recipe courtesy of Honey Ridge Farms