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Blood Orange French 75

Did somebody say celebrate? Nothing says “festive” like a little champy! This recipe for a blood orange French 75 is perfect for a pre-girl’s night out cocktail, or a signature party drink. Raise a glass to a good time and hold the guilt fest – one serving is less than 100 calories! Inspired by the linked recipe above, I put my own spin on the recipe below.

Ingredients:

3 blood oranges
1 1/2 cups gin
2 tablespoons agave nectar
Chilled Champagne (to taste…bottoms up!)

Directions:

  1. Cut 1 orange in half.
  2. Cut each orange half crosswise into 6 slices; reserve for garnish.
  3. Using small knife, cut peel and white pith from remaining 2 oranges; chop oranges. Transfer chopped oranges with juices to bowl; mash and muddle.
  4. Stir in gin and agave nectar.
  5. Strain into 2-cup measuring cup.
  6. Chill so it’s SUPER crisp.
  7. Pour about a shot of gin mixture into each glass; fill to top with Champagne.
  8. Garnish with orange slices.

Serves 12…or 8…or 6 depending on how fun you and your friends are!!! Cheers, people!

* Please note that I am not ACTUALLY “currently craving” this recipe, it’s 10am CST on a Wednesday, for the love. It’s figurative!!!! Although this would be a fun spin on your traditional boozy, mimosa laden brunch! Think about it!

Image via: Tomatoes on the Vine

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