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Blood orange cocktail

Super-simple to make and you’ll love the result

How long will it take?

30 minutes

What’s the serving size?

Makes 2 ½ cups

What do I need?

Blood orange-mint syrup


  • 3 cups freshly squeezed blood orange juice (about 12 large oranges)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

Red gin spritz

  • 1 shot gin
  • 2 shots Blood Orange-Mint Syrup
  • Splash of sparkling wine

How do I make it?

  1. Make the syrup: In a medium saucepan, bring the blood orange juice to a boil. Simmer the juice until it has reduced to about 1 cup, 5 to 6 minutes.
  2. Add the sugar and return the mixture to a boil, stirring gently to dissolve the sugar. When the sugar is fully dissolved, remove the saucepan from the heat. Stir in the mint. Cool to room temperature.
  3. Make the cocktail: In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake the gin with the syrup. Strain into a glass and finish with a healthy splash of sparkling wine. Store leftover syrup in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

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