It’s Friday and that means it’s time to sit back relax and enjoy a nice drink or two with friends! This week I have a sweet and tangy treat for you.
I am a lover of all things Martini! Actually my drink order is the same no matter where I go. Cosmo light on the cranberry and then a nice rich bold Cab with my meal. I consider myself quite the connoisseur of Cosmo’s and I have no problem sending it back to the BarTender if I am not satisfied. Yet somehow when I am making cocktails at home I never ever make a Cosmo Martini. I think the reason is I love to play with different combinations. This week I played with a really fun and satisfying drink.
I am not a fan of overly sticky sweet drinks and I was really pleased with the balance of sweet and tang. The cocktail pictured is in a very large glass so the amounts that I give in the recipe are not what is pictured. By the time I finished this glass I was feeling quite relaxed and a little tipsy!
I used a combination of Vodka, Blood Orange Vodka, and I mixed it with a slightly Carbonated Blood Orange Juice. You can find the juice in the same isle of the grocery store as the sparking grape juice.
For a nice easy drink pour over ice 1 oz Blood Orange Vodka, 2 oz Vodka with 6 oz Juice. This could certainly make a great Martini just use 3 oz of the Juice.
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