Blood Orange Gin and Tonic

by on March 18, 2014

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We swear it wasn’t intentional to be missing from the blog for five weeks and return with booze. In fact, we had this recipe ready to share about seven weeks ago but a few things got in the way and blog life kinda came to a screeching halt. And secondly, we missed you all and want to let you know it feels good to be back. So this blood orange gin and tonic is indeed, a celebration to what lies ahead.

Here’s the latest news and biggest reason that distracted us from blogging recently, we’ve been working on some big changes in our studio. To be exact, there’s an additional 1,400 sq foot of change. We’re taking over the space next door to our current studio and are doubling our space! This is exciting for a number of reasons: we finally have more space for all our props, or expensive junk. What ever you want to call it, we’re just overloaded with dishes, textures, tables and chairs.

Refreshing Blood Orange Gin and Tonic Recipe on WhiteOnRiceCouple.comSecondly, we’re finally building our gallery to showcase our special photo prints. We have a special collection of prints that have never had their fair share of hanging time in the studio because quite frankly, they’d all be lost in the sea of props and photography equipment. Now, we can finally have a ton of extra space to build out or dream gallery that we’ve been wanting for so long.

So that’s where we’ve been hiding. Between juggling conversations on new construction, to design ideas, sourcing new furniture and everything involved with doubling our space, we’ve been behind on blogging.

Refreshing Blood Orange Gin and Tonic Recipe on WhiteOnRiceCouple.comBut we’re back to full swing on blogging and if any of you by chance have any idea inspirations on how to design a white studio with lots of wood and black furniture, we’d love to hear about it!

In the meantime, have a few of these blood orange gin and tonics on us while there’s still blood oranges around. Gin and tonics are one of our go-to drinks and adding that seasonal-splash of blood orange juice really hits the spot. And best of all, it screams out to celebrate beautiful citrus while it lasts.

hugs to you all,

diane and todd

Blood Orange Gin and Tonic

Yield: 1 Cocktail

Total Time: 10 min


  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 2 ounces fresh blood orange juice
  • couple dashes orange bitters
  • about 4 ounces tonic water


  1. Fill a highball glass with ice. Add gin, blood orange juice, and orange bitters.
  2. Top with tonic water and gently stir. Garnish with a blood orange slice and serve.
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1 Averie @ Averie Cooks March 18, 2014 at 1:24 am

Disappearing, but returning with booze, and super exciting news…is always okay! Congrats on your bigger studio (1400 more sq ft..that will be so awesome!) and then the gallery. Wow! :) This drink looks perfect and I’d love one! Pinned


2 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar March 18, 2014 at 3:35 am

I love how bright these drinks ended up being – so pretty!


3 Heather Christo March 18, 2014 at 7:12 am

These are completely stunning, and I bet that blood orange juice is the perfect accompaniment to the gin and tonic. I would like one for breakfast please.


4 Cynthia A. March 18, 2014 at 8:08 am

Cheers on the new space!


5 Sally March 18, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Congratulations on your expansion!. Would sure love to see it. I remember quite awhile ago you were hoping the guy next store would eventually leave so you could do exactly this. Dreams to come true. Got to keep reminding myself of this. Hugs and blessings on the new space and the new adventures to come.


6 Denisse @ Le Petit Chef March 18, 2014 at 8:16 pm

These cocktails are the prettiest hue, I absolutely adore blood oranges. Congratulations on your studio expansion, that’s great news! Cheers!


7 Tieghan March 18, 2014 at 8:38 pm

Congrats on the new space! Very exciting!

I am not a drinker, BUT these are stunning! :)


8 JulieD March 19, 2014 at 2:57 pm

I want one of these now! And I can’t wait to see your new space…so very exciting!!


9 Jeff @ March 19, 2014 at 7:53 pm

Congrats Diane and Todd! Looking forward for the first photos of your expanded studio.


10 Brittany March 20, 2014 at 4:15 pm

Wow, congrats on all the big changes – so fun!! G&T is my go-to drink as well, and the blood orange just makes it so much more festive! Cheers!


11 Deborah @ Delicious Happens March 20, 2014 at 6:40 pm

Congrats on your studio expansion project! Sounds like fun!! Hope we get to see photos when you’re done….before/after maybe? Your booze photos are gorgeous!!


12 Jacqueline March 21, 2014 at 6:56 am

After reading this recipe, I went immediately to the health food store and liberated a half-dozen of their organic blood oranges and made this cocktail. HEAVENLY! I love a gin and tonic, and this took it to a whole new level. Thank you for sharing and congratulations on your studio expansion!


13 Abbe@This is How I Cook March 21, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Sounds like you will have a great studio to go with a great drink. Cheers!


14 Lisa | Je suis alimentageuse March 24, 2014 at 7:40 pm

You guys are the champs of blood orange recipes. This looks amazeballs. Bottoms up!


15 alana April 1, 2014 at 3:40 pm

where are the beautiful glasses from? i especially love the DOF in the foreground.


16 White on Rice Couple April 10, 2014 at 7:42 pm

Most of them are thrift shop finds. $2 for a set of 6 can’t be beat!


17 Jersey Girl Cooks April 3, 2014 at 1:38 pm

Congrats on the bigger space….very exciting! These drinks are beautiful. I have made blood orange mimosas but will now have to try some gin and tonics.


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