Okay. It’s Friday. I am NOT on antibiotics or painkillers (currently – let’s not push my luck too far) and the kitchen remodel is very nearly FINISHED!!!!! If I could, I would fill this entire post with exclamation marks – such is my excitement over a) having a real kitchen again b) not being surrounded by builders 10 hours a day. It is only fitting to celebrate all of the above with a most beauteous blood orange Cosmopolitan.
Blood oranges are all over food blogs and Pinterest and there’s a very good reason for that. Not only does their juice taste incredible it looks gorgeous and the oranges themselves are like fruit of an acid trip – just sheer technicolour madness. Hoping to experiment with the remaining blood oranges in some baking recipes – if they don’t magically end up in a cocktail tonight… I have a sneaking suspicion they will!
Cosmopolitans may seem a bit passé now – they had their heyday in the ’90s – and I must admit I haven’t ordered or made one in years. I think the addition of blood orange gives this cocktail a real taste boost – I wanted to make another the minute I finished my first. If you are in the UK and wondering where to find blood oranges, I got mine from Ocado having searched everywhere for them for ages. Anyway… here’s to Friday, here’s to a finished kitchen! Cheers everyone xxx
Blood orange cosmopolitan
120ml | 4fl oz | 1/2 cup freshly squeezed blood orange juice
60ml | 2fl oz | 1/4 cup cranberry juice
80ml | 2.7fl oz | 1/3 cup vodka (I used Żubrówka)
60ml | 2fl oz | 1/4 cup Cointreau
dash orange bitters
blood orange slices to garnish, or orange peel
1. Fill two martini glasses with ice to chill them.
2. Add all the ingredients to your cocktail shaker together with a large handful of ice. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds.