Blood Orange Cocktail is one of the prettiest I’ve ever made!!
I am always creating cocktails! I love me some nice mixed drinks!
And it’s always a plus if they are pretty! Because I not only eat with my eyes, but I drink too!
This is the drink I made this Friday, after my book reading!
That’s right! I have published a book in December of 2017.
It’s a children’s book called The Little Bird in the Cage – O Passarinho na Gaiola, published both in English and Portuguese.
I read my book to the kids, then we did an activity together, and finally, I was able to sign some books.
The morning of the event, my husband Brian asked me if I was nervous. And I was honest when I replied I wasn’t.
However, the minute I opened the book, in front of everybody, I got this rush! My voice trembled involuntarily.
And then, I just had this feeling taking over me. It was the confidence that I was sharing something I had worked really hard on, and something that I am really proud of. And after that, it was a breeze. I just enjoyed my ride.
It was a day to remember, my first book reading. When I got home, we just had to celebrate, and also relax!
So, we toasted to the success of my book reading with this beautiful cocktail.
It’s very basic. I mixed white wine, (I used Pinot Grigio) vodka, blood orange juice, simple syrup, Grand Marnier, and ice! I garnished with some thyme, for a delicious aroma and the lovely green touch.
Use more or less simple syrup if you’d like your drink to be less or more sweet than mine.
Simple syrup, in case you were wondering, is very easy to make.
I have a container with simple syrup stashed in my fridge. I keep it stocked, because I use it often.
I use simple syrup mostly for cocktails and to moisten cakes before decorating them.
To make simple syrup, mix equal amounts of water and sugar, bring to a boil, make sure sugar is all melted. Then, let syrup cool down before using it.
It will literally last ages in your fridge.
Blood Orange Cocktail
- 8 oz dry white wine 1 cup
- 2 oz vodka 4 tablespoons
- 2 oz Grand Marnier 4 tablespoons
- 6 oz blood orange juice 3/4 cup
- 2.5 oz simple syrup 5 tablespoons, or more to taste
Mix all ingredients, add ice, blood orange slices to decorate. Serve.