Blood Orange Vodka Spritzers

April 5, 2017
Sweet, tangy, and refreshing these Blood Orange Vodka Spritzers are the perfect cocktail to whip up at home.

Sweet, tangy, and refreshing these Blood Orange Vodka Spritzers are the perfect cocktail to whip up at home.

Lately I’ve been getting more into making cocktails at home, and I must confess that when it comes to cocktails, simplicity is best. I always go for a good quality spirits and keep my ingredients to a minimum. This way I make a great cocktail without too much of a fuss.

       The vodka I’m using in today’s recipes is Green Hope Organic Vodka based out California; made with organic non-GMO corn from premium grains distillled 5 times! There mission is to produce the finest spirits that are clean, organic, and free of GMO grain, and it’s a perfectly balanced straight vodka.
For this cocktail, blood oranges were my fruit of choice. They’re in season right now, and I get the best oranges from a vendor in the Hollywood Farmer’s Market. I also made a tarragon simple syrup, inspired by Local Haven and love the depth of flavor it adds to the blood orange vodka spritzers. It’s also fancy without being hard.

You can make the simple syrup ahead of time as well as squeeze the juice from the blood oranges and store in the fridge, that way you are all ready to go when its time to make these spritzers.

Blood Orange Vodka Spritzers
 
Sweet, tangy, and refreshing these Blood Orange Vodka Spritzers are the perfect cocktail to whip up at home.
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Recipe type: Cocktail
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • Green Hope Organic Vodka
  • 5 blood oranges, reserve one for garnishing
  • 5 sprigs tarragon, reserve some for garnishing
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • Sparkling water
  • Ice Cubes
Instructions
For the Tarragon Simple Syrup:
  1. Bring the sugar and water to a boil in a small pot. Cook, stirring until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Remove from heat and add the tarragon. Let steep for up to 2 hours. Remove tarragon and reserve.
For the Blood Orange Vodka Spritzers:
  1. Fill your cocktail glasses with the tarragon simple syrup, followed by the blood orange juice, and then the vodka. Stir together.
  2. Add ice cubes and top with sparkling water.
  3. Garnish with blood orange slices and tarragon sprigs.

I was sent this vodka to try by Green Hope Vodka, but this is not a sponsored post. I just really enjoyed the flavor of the vodka, and thought it would be great in cocktail. All the thoughts and opinions are my own.

Sweet, tangy, and refreshing these Blood Orange Vodka Spritzers are the perfect cocktail to whip up at home.

 

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  • Savory Bites (@SavoryBites0411) April 5, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Looks so enticing! Lovely shots!

    • evseats April 6, 2017 at 12:00 pm

      Thank you!

  • Sarah @ Champagne Tastes April 5, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    I love blood oranges!!!! This looks DELICIOUS!

    • evseats April 6, 2017 at 12:00 pm

      Thanks Sarah! 🙂

  • Sia | Monsoon Spice April 5, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    I prefer simple cocktails with not many ingredients as well and these gorgeous red cocktail is right up my alley! Love blood oranges and I have been eating one too many 🙂

    • evseats April 14, 2017 at 1:08 pm

      thanks Sia! I love them on their own too!

  • Monica | Nourish & Fete April 5, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Wow, I love baking with blood oranges, but have never made a cocktail with them. This looks like a terrific way to fix that!

    • evseats April 14, 2017 at 1:07 pm

      Thanks Monica! Enjoy!!

  • Monica April 6, 2017 at 12:02 am

    Yum! I love blood orange anything, and these are absolutely gorgeous drinks!

    • evseats April 6, 2017 at 11:58 am

      Thanks Monica!

  • Elaine @ Dishes Delish April 6, 2017 at 11:14 am

    Yum, what a wonderful combination. I love blood oranges in any cocktail! I used to bartend and that tarragon simple syrup looks intriguing. This one’s a keeper.

    • evseats April 14, 2017 at 1:07 pm

      Thanks so much Elaine! Glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  • Danielle @ Follow My Gut April 8, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    Those spritzers look so refreshing and I love that you say they are tangy. In case you don’t recall but summer is quickly approaching and those look like the perfect drink to have when the temps warm up!

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