Blood Orange Prosecco Cocktail


A fruity, juicy and delicious Blood Orange Cocktail made with gin, fresh blood oranges and garnished with thyme. This cocktail is the perfect way to celebrate winter citrus fruits because we should ok, we should drink cocktails!

If you happen to like a tipple or two then you’ve got to try this Blood Orange Cocktail. It looks a lot like an Aperol Spritz but tastes nothing like it. This cocktail is all of the juicy, fruitiness and has no bitterness whatsoever. 

If you like this Cocktail then be sure to check out our Aperol Spritz With Prosecco & Guava and our Orange Prosecco Cocktail.

This blood orange cocktail is made with 3 alcoholic drinks, gin, Cointreau and Prosecco (gotta have bubbles). The thing is, you can easily adapt the cocktail and leave one liqueur out altogether.

I used blood orange gin which is pretty much sunshine in a bottle but you can use any gin for this. I also used Cointreau which is one of my favourite liqueurs ever. It gives the most delicious intense orange kick and tastes like a dream.

How to Make a Blood Orange Cocktail – Step By Step

First, squeeze the juice from half a blood orange into a jug (photo 1). Add half a shot of blood orange gin and half a shot of Cointreau and mix (photo 2).


Pour the mixture over a glass filled with ice and top up with prosecco, garnish with a slice of blood orange and sprig of thyme (photo 4).

Tips and Variations

  • Can’t find blood orange gin? You can replace it with your favourite brand instead
  • This cocktail will also work well with regular oranges
  • I don’t recommend replacing the prosecco with white wine, it needs a sparkle
  • It’s much better to squeeze the orange juice into a separate jug and stir in the liqueurs so you can pour it neatly into a serving glass
  • On that note, the freshly squeezed orange juice makes a difference so don’t substitute orange juice in a carton if possible (unless high quality).

Ingredients

1/2 blood orange freshly squeezed1/2 blood orange freshly squeezed

1/2 measure (15ml) Cointreau1/2 measure (15ml) Cointreau

1/2 measure (15ml) Blood orange gin or gin of choice1/2 measure (15ml) Blood orange gin or gin of choice

1 measure (30ml) Prosecco to top up1 measure (30ml) Prosecco to top up

1 slice blood orange for garnish1 slice blood orange for garnish

1 sprig thyme1 sprig thyme

Ice

Instructions
  1. First, squeeze the juice from half a blood orange into a jug.
  2. Add half a shot of blood orange gin and half a shot of Cointreau and mix.
  3. Pour the mixture over a glass filled with ice and top up with prosecco, garnish with a slice of blood orange and sprig of thyme.
Check out these great Cocktail Glasses ideal for this Cocktail

        

Notes
  • Can't find blood orange gin? You can replace it with your favourite brand instead
  • This cocktail will also work well with regular oranges
  • I don't recommend replacing the prosecco with white wine, it needs a sparkle
  • It's much better to squeeze the orange juice into a separate jug and stir in the liqueurs so you can pour it neatly into a serving glass
  • On that note, the freshly squeezed orange juice makes a difference so don't substitute orange juice in a carton if possible (unless high quality).

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