Ya’ll it is officially blood orange season and I could not be more excited! Blood oranges are my absolute favorite.
I love the gorgeous color you get when you slice one open and they are just a slight bit sweeter than regular oranges. Plus, they do make a beautiful cocktail!
So today I’m bringing you a blood orange rosemary vodka sparkler.
I made some rosemary syrup back a couple weeks ago and figured I better make some more drinks with it before it goes bad.
For this cocktail you’ll need some fresh blood orange juice, your rosemary simple syrup we made here, a favorite vodka – I use Kettle One Botanicals – some orange bitters, and club soda.
If you can’t find fresh blood oranges in your produce section, they do make a pre-made blood orange juice that you can buy by the jug. I grab it sometimes when I can’t find enough blood oranges to juice for the recipe and use for garnish.
Let’s get shaking!
Start by adding your blood orange juice, rosemary simple syrup, vodka, and orange bitters to a cocktail shaker. Fill about 1/2 way with ice, cover, and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
Strain into a rocks glass with one or two very large ice cubes. Top with about 2 ounces of club soda then garnish with a blood orange wheel and sprig of fresh rosemary.
Marvel at this beautiful red drink you just made and cheers to a beautiful day!
Blood Orange Rosemary Vodka Sparkler
- 2 oz blood orange juice
- 1/2 oz rosemary simple syrup
- 2 oz vodka
- 1 dash orange bitters
- 2 oz club soda
- In a cocktail shaker, add blood orange juice, vodka, simple syrup, and orange bitters. Fill 1/2 way with ice, cover and shake for 30 seconds.
- Strain into a rocks glass with one large ice cube. Top with club soda and garnish with blood orange wheel and rosemary sprig.