Looking for a new cocktail to mix up during the winter and spring season? Make use of in-season blood oranges and whip up this Blood Orange Campari Cocktail. Happy hour playdate anyone?
Have you seen blood oranges in the stores yet? These beauties are in season… for a limited time only! What in life is really for a limited time only these days? Apparently, blood oranges, which are perfect in this Blood Orange Campari Cocktail! Only available in the late winter/early spring, these guys are deceptively uh-mazing.
Sure, they look like regular ol’ oranges from the outside. But once cut open, this jewel-toned fruit is more aromatic and fruitier than your typical orange. Although my boys like to eat them, I tend to refrain from sharing. Not only are they too good for kids that eat crumbs from their car seats, but as the name implies the blood-orange color has powerful staining power.
So, instead I put them into cocktails. I mean, what better use is there for an exotic fruit than to add it to booze?
Those that know me know… I adore Campari. I’ve always enjoyed it, but it became my go-to booze of choice after our recent trip to Italy. This Italian, bitter-sweet alcohol is the perfect flavor and color to blend with fresh juice from the blood orange. Add in a little vodka and seltzer and you’ve got a winner-winner cocktail hour.
- Juice from one blood orange (approx. 1 ounce)
- 1 ounce Campari
- 1 ounce vodka
- Seltzer water
- Thyme sprigs
Add crushed ice to a highball glass. Pour in blood orange juice, Campari, Vodka and top with seltzer. Stir and serve with thyme sprig and slice of blood orange. Serve immediately.
Hope y’all love this Blood Orange Campari Cocktail as much as I do. For more happy hour inspiration, be sure to visit the Forks and Folly Booze Board on Pinterest!
And obviously, be sure to pin this Blood Orange Campari Cocktail recipe! 🙂