Blood Orange Vodka Sparkler

Blood oranges make a beautiful and refreshing cocktail. A little more sophisticated than its older brother/sister the ‘screw driver’ (orange and vodka cocktail). What makes it so? The addition of carbonated water gives it that refreshing fizzy taste. Using blood oranges makes it a lot more pleasing to the eyes and the rosemary simple syrup adds a wonderful warm and woodsy flavour to this and any cocktail.

This recipe Serves 1

Recipe

Ingredients

  • 50ml of vodk
  • 20ml of Oh Bubbles Blood Orange Syrup
  • Dash of angostura orange bitters (or original) optional
  • 1 tbsp of rosemary simple syrup (recipe below)
  • 120ml of carbonated water of choice
  • Sliced blood oranges and sprigs of rosemary to garnish
  • Ice cubes or crushed ice to serve

Directions

  1. Fill a glass with ice.
  2. Then add the vodka, blood orange Syrup, bitters and the rosemary simple syrup.
  3. Top up with the carbonated water and stir gently.
  4. Garnish with orange slices and fresh springs of rosemary

Rosemary simple syrup

Ingredients

  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 sprigs of Rosemary
  • 1 bay leaf (optional)

Directions

  1. In a small sauce pan over medium heat, bring the sugar and water to a low boil.
  2. Remove from heat and add the rosemary sprigs along with the bay leaf if using and allow to steep and cool to room temperature.
  3. Discard the rosemary and bay leaf and store the simple syrup in a sealed container in the fridge until ready to use. Can be stored for at least two weeks and up to 6 months.

 



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