Get ready to embark on a taste adventure with the Coastal Citrus Crescent, a mesmerizing cocktail crafted with the unique touch of Jettywave Absinthe (not sponsored). This delightful concoction blends the zesty notes of citrus, the floral essence of blood orange jasmine syrup, and the smooth kick of infused vodka, creating a drink that’s as refreshing as a coastal breeze.

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coastal citrus crescent

how to make a coastal citrus crescent


  • ½ oz Jettywave Absinthe
  • 1 ½ oz orange infused vodka
  • ¾ oz blood orange jasmine syrup (see notes below)
  • ¾ oz fresh lemon juice
  • ½ oz rose liqueur
  • 1 oz aquaphaba or egg white
  • blood orange, for garnish


In a cocktail shaker, add all ingredients and shake vigorously without ice. Add ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a blood orange wheel. Cin Cin!

coastal citrus crescent

what is absinthe? and is it good for this coastal citrus crescent?

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Absinthe is a special kind of spirit known for its bold and distinct character and brings a nice little pop to this coastal citrus crescent. Crafted with care, it’s made by infusing neutral alcohol with a mix of herbs and botanicals, including the iconic grand wormwood, anise, and fennel. The result for this particular absinthe is a whopping 66% alcohol and a vibrant, green-hued liquid that will bring a special kind of level to any concoction. Absinthe’s unique taste carries a balance of herbal and licorice-like flavors, creating a complex and aromatic profile. During the production process, the distilled spirit is often infused with additional botanicals to enhance its depth. Known for its rich history and association with artists and writers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, absinthe has made a modern comeback, with distillers like Jettywave bringing a coastal twist to this classic spirit. The magic of absinthe lies not just in its production, but in the experience of sipping a spirit that’s steeped in tradition and creativity.

coastal citrus crescent

how we made our blood orange jasmine syrup

Making blood orange jasmine syrup is a breeze, adding a burst of delightful flavor to your drinks, especially this coastal citrus crescent. Here’s a simple guide:



  1. Prepare the Blood Oranges:
    • Squeeze enough blood oranges to obtain about 1 cup of fresh juice. Strain the juice to remove any pulp or seeds.
  2. Infuse with Jasmine:
    • In a saucepan, combine the blood orange juice with jasmine flowers. If using dried jasmine, ensure it’s culinary-grade. Bring the mixture to a gentle simmer over low heat.
  3. Sweeten the Syrup:
    • Gradually add 1 cup of granulated sugar to the simmering mixture. Stir continuously to dissolve the sugar completely. Let it simmer for an additional 5-7 minutes to infuse the flavors.
  4. Strain and Cool:
    • Remove the saucepan from heat and strain the syrup to remove the jasmine flowers. Allow the syrup to cool to room temperature.
  5. Store:
    • Transfer the blood orange jasmine syrup to a clean, airtight container. Store it in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Now you have a homemade blood orange jasmine syrup ready to elevate your coastal citrus crescent, other cocktails, mocktails, or even desserts with its delightful citrus and floral notes. Adjust the sweetness to your liking during the preparation by adding more or less sugar. Enjoy the vibrant flavors of this homemade syrup!

coastal citrus crescent


Hi there, 
We are Elise and Evan and we're so glad you are here! Cheffing up tasty bites and sips is our love language and we are very happy to share these recipes with you. We both have valuable restaurant experience and have learned a thing or two about making tasty bites and sips. Through Carnelian Cooks we are sharing all of our tips and tricks! Please provide a comment or feedback below on any recipes that you give a try. 

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