Blood Orange Oleo Sacchrum Recipe:

A complicated name for a simple concept: syrup loaded with citrus essential oils and terpenes. 

Tools Drinks
Glass Cocktails
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings 12


15 Blood oranges ( or your choice of seasonal citrus)

2 ½ cups of refined white sugar (Roughly two ounces of refined white sugar is needed for each whole citrus used. When using smaller citruses with thin rinds, cut the amount of sugar by half).


  1. Gently hand-wash the citrus in warm water and dry with a towel.
  2. Zest citrus (Refrigerate remaining fruit for future use)
  3. Combine the peels and sugar in a large Ziplock bag, gently mix, and then let it sit overnight, or for a minimum of six hours.

  4. Finally, strain out the oil and add in half as much water to create the final product (roughly one ounce of per citrus).

Recipe Notes

As a rough guideline, 12-14 oranges should produce approximately one quart of oleo saccharum syrup.