Blood oranges are on the counter at the grocery store. Have you ever had a blood orange? They are so freaking sweet and because of the darker color carry antioxidants that are uncommon in citrus. They tend to be a little harder to peel but they are worth the extra time.
I have been coming up with stuffed chicken breast recipes and one combination was oranges with rosemary. So, when I was thinking of what to serve with my Blood Orange and Gin cocktail, I immediately thought of the lovely rosemary. Walked out to the garden and snatched a few branches off the plant and got in the kitchen to give it a try. Which is why I shot photos as I was making the cocktail. It was a beautiful day out and the light was shining through the Gin bottle and so I said what the heck, they can see how messy I am when I am in my mixology zone.
I ended up using sprite as a topper which I would recommend, the lemon-lime sweetness was a perfect blend.
- 2 ounces Gin (I used Bombay Sapphire)
- 1 blood orange, juiced
- Rosemary stem
- Fresh Ice
- In a martini shaker add Gin, Juice, Ice and shake.
- In a martini glass add Rosemary stem.
- Pour into glass.
- Top with a splash of Sprite