All Winter I've been dying to make a cocktail with blood oranges. Their vibrant flesh releases a brilliant colored juice that is tart and sunny. Yesterday when I realized that Spring is around the corner, I knew I had to make one as soon as possible! A traditional French 75 is a classic cocktail that's made with gin and Champagne. This variation, that serves a crowd, infuses the gin with muddled blood oranges. Although the mixture has to sit for several hours, it's worth the wait; this is one spirited beverage that's potent yet refreshing. To make the most of blood oranges while they are around, get the recipe.
3 blood oranges (about 1 pound) Serves 12.
1 1/2 cups gin
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon angostura bitters
2 750-ml bottles chilled Champagne
3 blood oranges (about 1 pound)