You know by now how we love a good looking cocktail and well....this might be the prettiest cocktail we've seen since quarainte, seriously they are so stinking gorgeous. But seriously, beyond just the pretty factor these are also delicious and a great compliment to the beautiful weather that is begging us to come outside for a sip or two. If blood oranges are tough to acquire (and we get it everything is tough to come by some days) simply swap out for ripe oranges– it won’t have same rich color but it for sure will be just as delicious and refreshing!
Get mixing friends....
3-4 sprigs fresh rosemary
2 cups water
1 cup honey
Rosemary Champagne Cocktail (per drink)
1-2 tbsp rosemary syrup
2 tbsp blood orange juice (or whatever citrus you can find)
champagne or sparkling water for a mocktail
rosemary sprig and blood orange slice for garnish
Combine the water and rosemary sprigs in a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for 15-20 minutes, then remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature.
Strain out the rosemary sprigs. You should have about one cup of rosemary infusion left. Stir in the honey.
Transfer to a jar, cover and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Rosemary Champagne Cocktail
Put 1-2 tablespoons of the rosemary syrup into each glass (depends on how sweet you want it). Then add the orange juice and stir a bit to combine.
Fill the glass with champagne (or sparkling water for a mocktail), tilting the glass as you pour to minimize foamy bubbles.
Garnish with a rosemary sprig and an orange slice and enjoy.
Extra Tips If you would like to have a mocktail rather than a cocktail, use sparkling water instead of champagne!