At your next fete, take a glamourous turn with the cocktails and stir up a batch of Blood Orange Rosemary Spritzer with three twists to please everyone in the room!
Oscar Sunday! Otherwise known as the “Super Bowl” for us creative kids! I love watching the Oscars, the red carpet with the gorgeous (and what in the world were they thinking dresses), taking guesses at who will win and the montages.
Yes, I admit it, I’m a sucker for all the montages. I love them and I’m so not ashamed of it.
What I will confess is my lack of movie watching the last few years, it seems like I always catch all the Oscar nominated movies way way after the fact. It isn’t because I don’t enjoy sitting down in a dark theater, with a giant tub of popcorn in my lap and tuning out for 3 hours. It’s more that I find it so hard to find the time to give up and do it!
How horrible is that? So of course, I avoid all the Oscar parties and trivia nights leading up to my version of a fun night on TV mostly because I haven’t seen anything.
The guessing game is fun when you guess correctly though.
So while I avoid the real parties, I won’t say no to the #SundaySupper red carpet party, especially if you have something fun planned for tonight (even if it’s sitting at home in your pajamas with a glass of wine in hand).
I say any excuse to throw a get together is a good one and a party definitely needs a cocktail.
Since blood oranges are still in their prime, now is the time to grab a bunch and make some spritzers to cheer on your favorite winners. I mean, I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t mind a glass in hand either, while they sit through that never ending show! Also because I just couldn’t decide on what type of spritzer to make, I made you three!
All you have to do is make your rosemary simple syrup, juice a lot of blood oranges and set up the bar with the options.
- ½ cup water
- ½ cup cane sugar
- 2 large sprigs fresh rosemary
- 6 ounces fresh blood orange juice (about 3-4 blood oranges)
- 2½ ounces vodka (divided)
- club soda
- fresh rosemary and blood orange slices for garnish
- In a small saucepan over medium heat combine the water, sugar and rosemary. Heat until the sugar is dissolved, remove and let the rosemary steep for 10 minutes. Strain the rosemary from the simple syrup and store in a small jar.
- Fill a rocks or stemless wineglass with ice and in a shaker add ½ ounce rosemary simple syrup, 2 ounces blood orange juice and 2 ounces vodka. Shake and pour into your glass, top with club soda, a sprig of rosemary and blood orange slice for garnish. Makes 1 cocktail
- Fill a champagne flute with ½ ounce rosemary simple syrup, 1 ounce blood orange juice, ½ ounce vodka and top with champagne or sparkling wine. Garnish with rosemary and blood orange slice. Makes 1 cocktail
- Fill a collins glass with ice and add ¼ ounce rosemary simple syrup, and 3 ounces blood orange juice. Top with club soda. Garnish with rosemary and blood orange slice. Makes 1 drink.
Take a look at more great #SundaySupper Red Carpet recipes for your party tonight!
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- Blood Orange Rosemary Spritzer by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
- Cherry Almond Sparklers by Magnolia Days
- Iced Espresso Martini by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
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