Blood oranges have a naturally sweet flavour and give a brilliant bright red pop of colour to this cocktail. The lovely fresh flavour of thyme, the oaky flavour of Bourbon whiskey and sharp tang of Angostura bitters is a fantastic balance of flavours in this novel cocktail. It's then topped with brûléed meringue to give that extra wow factor!

Yields: 4 servings

Prep Time: 15 mins

Process Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 20 mins

Calories per Serving: 278


  • 1 tbsp.

    maple syrup

  • 2 tsp.

    Angostura bitters

  • 150 mL


  • Small handful thyme sprigs, plus extra to garnish

  • Ice, to shake

  • 500 mL

    Waitrose Sicilian Blood Orange Juice

  • Blood orange slices, to garnish

For the meringue
  • 2

    medium egg whites

  • 125 g

    caster sugar


  1. Combine the maple syrup, bitters, Bourbon, thyme sprigs and a few ice cubes in a cocktail shaker and shake well (or muddle in a jug – without ice - with a rolling pin).
  2. Strain into a large jug and stir in blood orange juice. Chill until needed.
  3. Make the meringue. In a large bowl, using a handheld electric whisk, beat egg whites to stiff peaks. Gradually add the sugar, a spoonful at a time, whisking to stiff peaks after each addition; the meringue should be thick and glossy.Transfer to a piping bag fitted with a 1cm (1/2in) star nozzle.
  4. Divide the cocktail between 4 short tumblers and top each with piped meringue. Using a blowtorch, carefully brown the tops of each meringue. Garnish each with a slice of orange and a sprig of thyme. Serve.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 278
  • Protein: 3g
  • Total Fat: 0g
  • Saturates: 0g
  • Carobs: 46g
  • Total sugars: 44g
  • Fibre: 0g

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