Fruits and veggies can be slim pickings during the Winter, but not when it comes to blood oranges. Since the crimson color of the fruit's flesh makes it a perfect pairing for Valentine's Day, putting it in a celebratory cocktail makes total sense. It's full of nutritional goodness, too: blood oranges are a great source of vitamin C, and also contains a good amount of vitamin B1 and folic acid. If you're not a drinker, substitute the champagne for soda water in this recipe.
Check out this citrus twist on the champagne cocktail when you
- 2 teaspoons black currant liqueur (crème de cassis)
- 1/2 cup strained fresh blood orange juice (from two blood oranges)
- Chilled brut Champagne or dry sparkling wine
- 2 blood orange slices
- Spoon 1 teaspoon each of the black currant liqueur into two Champagne flutes. Add 4 tablespoons juice to each glass. Fill each glass with Champagne, then stir gently.
- Garnish each glass with a blood orange slice.
Makes 2 servings.
- Drinks, Cocktails