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Blood Orange Sparkling Cocktail

15-07-2014

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With summer in full swing and grocery stores fully stocked with blood oranges, we’re excited to bring you a simple sparkling cocktail perfect for the warmer months. The naturally sweet yet slightly tart flavor of blood oranges is a perfect match for our Sparkling Brut. The flavorful combination is just as divine as the natural beautiful hue of blood orange juice and your guests will surely be asking for more. Chef Nathaniel Neubauer from Contemporary Catering paired our cocktail with ancho chile and orange pulled pork on griddled cornbread cake.

“We wanted the pairing to focus on the classic Latin influence pairing of chili and orange. We incorporated Ancho Chili and Orange flavors into our pulled pork to compliment the blood orange sweetness in the cocktail.” – Chef Nathaniel

Ingredients
2 1/4 cups freshly squeezed blood orange juice (can use frozen or store-bought juice if blood oranges are out of season)
2 (750ml) bottles of ONEHOPE Sparkling Wine

Yield: 10-12 servings

Directions
Pour 3 tablespoons of blood orange juice into champagne flutes and top with ONEHOPE Sparkling Wine – Yes, it’s that simple!
* A little tip to remember: 1 medium sized blood orange will yield 1.5-2 tablespoons of juice. Therefore, each cocktail requires the juice from 1-2 blood oranges.

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Photography: Leila Brewster for Utterly Engaged
Production/Styling: Be Inspired PR
Catering: Contemporary Catering
Glassware/Dinnerware: Archive Rentals
Florals: DesignWineDine

Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart

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