We have a lot to celebrate lately. For starters, It’s spring and that means we are going to be outside attending parties, BBQ’ing, enjoying the start of wedding season and hitting up the beach and pool. Also, daylight savings is finally here, and although we have to adjust to the hour of sleep we lose and waking up to a dark sky, we get an extra hour of sunlight!
We have been working hard over here pulling together lots of ideas for how to get your entertaining mojo out of hibernation. We kicked off March providing tips on al fresco dining and even have two custom invitations available for purchase at just $5. If you missed getting your e-vite ordered, it’s not too late. See here for details.
Most importantly, it’s Friday, which means celebratory libations are in order. Up on today’s menu is our Blood Orange Gin Fizz. Blood Orange season is typically from December through May, so we are making the most out of this fruit while it’s still in season. This drink uses fresh fruit, it actually fizzes when you make it, and it’s refreshing.
* Recipe makes 1 serving
Blood Oranges ¼ cup (approx 2-3 oranges)
Granulated Sugar ¼ cup
Gin 1.5 oz
Confectioner’s Sugar 1 teaspoon
Club Soda 4 oz
Rosemary, for garnish
For the rim of the glass: Zest the blood orange(s) onto a plate. Add the granulated sugar and mix together. Wet the inside and outside rim of your glass using a wet paper towel and place the glass into the sugar mixture spinning the glass to evenly coat the rim.
For the cocktail: Juice the blood oranges and pour the juice into your cocktail glass along with the gin and stir. Be sure not to knock off all of your rimming sugar. Next, Add your confectioners sugar and club soda. Once all of the fizzing has stopped, add ice and a rosemary sprig for garnish and enjoy.