Blood Orange Bourbon Sparkler

This post is part of our restricted diet series from Beth of Tasty Yummies.

With winter upon us, one of my favorites of the citrus season are blood oranges. They are slightly sweeter, a little tart and have the most beautiful color to them. For my money, I find that out of all citrus fruits a blood orange lends itself the best to juices, cocktails and other drinks. And the beautiful vibrant hue present in any cocktail crafted with it makes it that much more appealing.

Like all tasty food, a good cocktail is as much about how beautiful it looks and smells, as it is the incredible taste. Blood oranges, although a winter citrus, for me always bring to mind a hint of summer, a reminder of the warmer, sunnier times. This simple, flavorful cocktail is a wonderful treat for winding down a cold, wintery day with just a little bit of sparkle and sunshine!

drinks

Blood Orange Bourbon Sparkler

serves 2

1/2 cup freshly squeezed blood orange juice

2 ounces bourbon

Ice cubes

Prosecco or other sparkling wine

Fresh mint & orange wedges (slices or zest), for garnish

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Options:

Add 2 teaspoons all-natural sweetener, like maple syrup or agave, if desired

Opt for sparkling water instead of wine, if you’d like

Instructions:

Add the blood orange juice, the bourbon and ice (and sweetener if you’re using it) to a cocktail shaker and give it a good shake shake shake.

Strain into two glasses and top with the sparkling wine, garnish with fresh mint and an orange wedge, slice or zest.

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For more of Beth’s recipes visit her blog Tasty Yummies.

More healthy recipes from the BLDG 25 Blog.

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Love that blood orange with the green!

Warm Regards,
Alexandra
http://www.littlewildheart.com

I love bourbon, I love prosecco, and I’ve been loving blood oranges more and more lately. So this is pretty much everything I could have ever dreamed! I can’t wait to give it a try. The flavors seem perfect for this time of year.

xx Kathryn
http://www.throughthethicket.ca

This sounds absolutely delicious.
Bourbon and process sounds like such an interesting combination.

xx Cheyenne
http://www.bohemianjourneys.blogspot.com

This is such a pretty drink! I’ve tried a blood orange margarita and looooved it, so I bet this is incredible.

Yael

If you would like to extend the life of the banana you MUST seperet them from each other. They holding for at list 10 days

Sparkler’s color is really beautiful!!
So lovely drink.

http://www.safran-bolu.com

Yumm love blood orange!

The Savvy Heart
http://www.thesavvyherat.com