I’ve definitely mentioned before that blood oranges are one of my favorite fruit to incorporate into drinks and shoot with. They are just so beautiful and make such a pretty, great tasting cocktail.
It’s a shame that you can really only find them in the winter time – I wish they were available year round.
Oh well, such is life.
Anyway, we’re back with another gorgeous cocktail for you today – a blood orange prosecco punch.
This prosecco punch is similar to the sparkling blackberry punch I made a couple years back and is just as delicious. Actually, I this might just ne my new favorite “punch” recipe thus far.
I made this not too long ago on a whim because I was craving a mimosa but didn’t want just a traditional mimosa. I had some leftover blood oranges in the fridge and the hubby always has a bottle of grand Marnier in the cabinet… and this cocktail was born.
I love that the blood oranges give this cocktail a beautiful reddish-orange color. Then the Grand Marnier “floater” gives it a little extra kick. Be careful not to add too much or it will dilute the flavor of the blood oranges and all you’ll taste is the Grand Marnier.
I mean, unless that’s what you’re going for.
Also, this drink reminds me of one of the mimosas that my sister and I had while we were in Vegas this past fall. The bar we got them at was right in our hotel so whenever we would head up to the room to get ready for the night, we would grab one on the way up.
It was definitely a great way to start the night off. Or cure the morning Vegas hangover. I am all about mimosas first thing while in Vegas. How can you not?
You could also make them for Valentine’s day coming up and have breakfast in bed.
All the ways are good ways to enjoy this cocktail.
Blood Orange Prosecco Punch
- 8 oz blood orange juice *
- 16 oz prosecco
- 2 oz simple syrup **
- 2 oz Grand Marnier liqueur
- In a drink shaker, combine blood orange juice and simple syrup and shake for 15 seconds.
- Divide equally between 4 champagne glasses. Top with prosecco. Add little “floater” of 1/2 oz Grand Marnier each.
- Stir gently to combine and garnish with fresh blood orange slices, if desired.