Blood oranges are in season and make for a delicious, refreshing winter drink.

1.5 oz vodka
1.5 oz blood orange juice
.5 oz rosemary infused simple syrup *
.5 oz fresh lemon juice
Soda water
Fresh rosemary

*To make the Simple Syrup:
In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup of water, 1 cup sugar and about 5 sprigs of fresh rosemary. Stir to blend over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool for at least 30 minutes. Strain the mixture to remove the sprigs.

For the Cocktail:
Combine the vodka, blood orange juice, lemon juice and simple syrup in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Pour contents into an ice filled glass. Top with soda water and garnish with a slice of blood orange and a sprig of rosemary.


This recipe calls for vodka, but you can easily make a mocktail by omitting the alcohol and using
more soda water and juice.