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Blood Orange French 75 Recipe 2010-02-19 10:18:04

Blood Orange French 75

Blood Orange French 75

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Blood Orange French 75 Recipe 2010-02-19 10:18:04

Ingredients

  1. 3 blood oranges (about 1 pound)
    1 1/2 cups gin
    2 tablespoons sugar
    1/2 teaspoon angostura bitters
    2 750-ml bottles chilled Champagne

Directions

  1. Cut 1 orange in half through stem. Cut each orange half crosswise into 6 slices; reserve for garnish. Using small knife, cut peel and white pith from remaining 2 oranges; chop oranges. Transfer chopped oranges with juices to bowl; mash with potato masher or wooden spoon. Stir in gin, sugar, and bitters. Strain into 2-cup measuring cup, pressing on solids to release liquid. Chill 4 hours.
  2. Pour scant 2 tablespoons gin mixture into each of 12 glasses; fill with Champagne and garnish with orange.

Serves 12.

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