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Blood orange syrup

A juicy, tangy, deeply flavoured orange syrup, made simmering fresh blood oranges with sugar and water. Drizzle over desserts or use as a base for summery drinks like Blood orange cocktails or Blood orangeade.


blood orange syrup

  • 2 blood oranges cut into 2-3 cm chunks
  • 300 g sugar


for the syrup

  • Add the sugar and 500g water to a medium saucepan and bring to the boil over high heat. Boil until the sugar is completely dissolved and the mixture has thickened slightly, about 5 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to a gentle simmer add the orange chunks. Simmer for 30-45 minutes, until the pith looks translucent and the syrup is dark orange. 
  • Remove from the heat and strain the syrup into a heatproof container. Store in the fridge.