Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Blood Orange Sparkle

They say that good things happen to those who wait. Well, Mr. P had been waiting and waiting and waiting for our market to sell blood oranges to make this drink. Finally, he found them when he least expected it - just in time for a friend's dinner party. If you are one of the lucky ones who have blood oranges available in your store, take advantage of this ultra-sweet fruit and make this lively cocktail. If you cannot find blood oranges, regular oranges will do.

(Makes one cocktail)

1/3 cup of blood orange juice
2 tablespoons of triple sec
1 cup Verdi Sparkletini (If you cannot find this brand, use a 1 cup of a good Prosecco with 1 teaspoon of raspberry liquor)

Kitchen Essentials:
Cutting board
Small bowl
White wine glasses
Measuring cups and spoons


Cut the blood oranges in half. Place stainer over a small bowl and squeeze the juice into the strainer so that the seeds do not fall into the bowl. Place 1/3 cup of blood orange juice into the wine glass, then the triple sec and top of with the Verdi Sparkletini. Garnish with a blood orange wedge and enjoy!


  1. Looks completely delicious! I love blood oranges and I'm so glad you found them (finally)!!


  2. Thanks.. It was really good! Finding Blood oranges MADE MY DAY!! I swear i had never seen them in person. I was starting to think they were some type of urban myth. lol

  3. Yum! Beautiful color...I love blood oranges, and in combination with sparkling wine??? This drink looks like the kind that could get you in trouble! Great idea!

  4. Looks gorgeous and refreshing! I occassionally see blood oranges around here, I will keep my eye out for them.

  5. What a pretty drink! And I'm sure it tastes great too!

  6. Carolyn that was the first time we had actually seen blood oranges in person. We have gone back a few times, with no luck!

  7. Lynn, it was really good. They can get you into trouble if you dont watch out! =)

  8. A perfect holiday sparkler! We love blood oranges too, had a tree, but it only gave one orange so far. maybe next year!

  9. You have a tree!!! =) Oh if we would find one, we would buy it in a second!! Humm.. We wonder if it will grow in Miami. lol


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