Thursday, January 12, 2012

Thursty Thursdays - Blood Orange French 75 Cocktail Recipe

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A few weeks ago, I treated one of my bestest (hi, Tamar) to a yummo birthday dinner at Fig & Olive in WeHo. Prior to dinner, while we waited for our highly-anticipated reservation to become available, we opted to imbibe at the beautiful cocktail bar (with yummy carrara marble countertops) lining the back wall of the restaurant. Not being much of a drinker, I mooched off of her tasty bev, which happened to speak to every single one of my taste profile preferences. This recipe reminded me of the creamy, sweet, and tart flavor notes of the Rossellini cocktail, a blend of passion fruit vodka, freshly squeezed blood orange juice, and fresh lime juice, that we she consumed. I hope to try this similar recipe using gin and champagne (less passion fruit) out in my own kitchen soon!

Blood Orange French 75 Cocktail Recipe
Adapted from Imbibe Magazine’s French 75 Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1 small blood orange (about the size of a lemon), juiced
  • 1/2 small lemon, juiced
  • 3 ounces Champagne or sparkling wine
  • Ice
Instructions:
  1. Fill a Champagne flute or comparably sized glass less than halfway with crushed ice (optional).
  2. Fill a small cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in the gin and the blood orange and lemon juice. Shake well.
  3. Strain the gin mixture into the glass. Top with Champagne. Garnish with a blood orange twist.

1 comment:

Merci beaucoup!

 
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