Rosemary Blood Orange Sparkler | foodsciencenerd.com

Rosemary Blood Orange Sparkler

Posted on Posted in Inspiration, Recipes

It’s time for another installment of the homemade cocktail.  This one was inspired by the fact that I had half a blood orange sitting in my fridge that I really wanted to use, so I did.  This recipe is loosely based off of a recipe from 100 Cookbooks (one of the most beautiful food blogs ever), but I altered it quite a bit and offer alternatives so you can further adapt this recipe to your liking.  For example, I used gin, but I bet vodka would be almost as good if you prefer.

Ingredients:

Rosemary Blood Orange Sparkler | foodsciencenerd.com

  • 2 oz gin
  • 2 oz fresh squeezed blood orange juice
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary (not dried! No one wants toothpicks floating in their drink)
  • ½ oz (or less) maple syrup
  • 3 dashes bitters
  • 2-4 oz seltzer, depending on how bubbly you like your drinks
  1. Muddle the rosemary sprig and bitters in the bottom of a cocktail shaker until the rosemary is, well, squished. Fill the cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add the gin, juice, and syrup, and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
  3. Strain into a martini glass (or highball glass full of ice) and top with selter. Garnish with a strip of blood orange peel or a sprig of rosemary.

This drink was quite lovely and refreshing.  I liked the bubbly aspect of it so much that I would definitely make this again without the gin and with more selter for a nice afternoon drink.

Rosemary Blood Orange Sparkler

Rosemary Blood Orange Sparkler

Ingredients

  • 2 oz gin
  • 2 oz fresh squeezed blood orange juice
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • ½ oz maple syrup
  • 3 dashes bitters
  • 2-4 oz seltzer, depending on how bubbly you like your drinks

Directions

  1. Muddle the rosemary sprig and bitters in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Fill the cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add the gin, juice, and syrup, and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
  3. Strain into a martini glass and top with seltzer. Garnish with a strip of blood orange peel or a sprig of rosemary.
http://www.foodsciencenerd.com/rosemary-blood-orange-sparkler/

I'd love to hear your thoughts!