Blood Orange Sparkler Recipe

Blood Orange Sparkler
Difficulty: Easy | Total Time: | Active Time: | Makes: 6 drinks

A slightly bitter cocktail with blood orange juice mixed with bubbly given to us by author and former Gramercy Tavern managing partner Nick Mautone..

  • 1 blood orange
  • 3 teaspoons sugar
  • 3 teaspoons sweet vermouth
  • 1 bottle sparkling wine, chilled
  1. Set blood orange on a cutting board and, using a sharp knife, cut off and discard ends. Slice rind and white pith off fruit using a gentle downward sawing motion, cutting away as little flesh as possible. Discard rind.
  2. Slice fruit into 1/2-inch pieces. Divide pieces evenly among the wineglasses.
  3. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon sugar atop orange slices in each glass and muddle together to extract juice. Add 1/2 teaspoon vermouth to each glass and stir.
  4. Divide sparkling wine among the glasses, stir, and serve.