Valentine’s Champagne Cocktail

by Lindsay on February 8, 2014

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I have become completely obsessed with blood oranges. I love that it’s always a surprise when you cut into one…sometimes they are dark maroon in color and sometimes they have more of a pinkish-red hue. I also love their sweet and not too tart flavor that blends well with almost everything. Blood oranges really shine in cocktails, whether it’s a margarita or a martini. Just the color of the juice can make even the most simple drink special.

Blood oranges have a few really good friends, one of which is pomegranate. The other is champagne…mix them all together and you have a lightly sweet and perfectly balanced drink that is well deserving of it’s own holiday!

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and what better way to toast your special someone, (or friends), than with a beautiful bubbly beverage. Red is the color of love and I promise you’ll fall head over heels for this crimson cocktail.

Pair it with Jamie’s fantastic Marinated Grilled Shrimp recipe for a Valentine’s day to remember!

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Blood Orange-Pomegrante Champagne Cocktail

February 8th, 2014

Yield: 1 cocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

1 oz Blood Orange Juice
1/2 oz Pomegranate Liquor
Dry or Brut Champagne/Sparkling Wine
Pomegranate Arils
Fresh Mint (optional)

Directions:

Measure out pomegranate liquor and blood orange juice into a champagne flute or wine glass. Top off with about 4-5 oz of champagne or sparkling wine. Garnish with pomegranate arils and a sprig of fresh mint. Enjoy!

About Lindsay

I'm Lindsay, the owner of OliveTree Handmade. I love designing and creating re-purposed and vintage inspired jewelry and accessories using vintage pieces and old/unwanted/broken items. Giving new life to something that otherwise wouldn't be used or thrown away.

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avatar Tracy | Pale Yellow February 10, 2014 at 7:58 pm

A perfect winter cocktail! This looks simple and phenomenal!

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