cocktail friend: true blood bubbles

photo 2 (1)Continuing our refreshing summer Friday Fizz series, I’ve got two good cocktails using blood orange soda (YUM).

The first one’s made with Prosecco which is usually really affordable, so you don’t feel guilty about mixing in juices and sodas for a good summery cocktail. This cocktail’s timely too since the True Blood finale is this Sunday. I actually don’t watch it, but who am I to not mention when it gets a drink attached to it?

If you’re planning on having a finale viewing party, Paula Conway wrote this book called Throw a True Blood Party (relevant title, eh?) and included some Blood-y drinks. Professor Thom’s on Second Avenue in NYC screens True Blood every Sunday, and they have the drinks on their menu. This sounds like the best one:

photo 1eric’s bare bottom

1 bottle of Prosecco

½ bottle of blood orange soda

2 sugar cubes



Place the sugar cubes in the bottom of a champagne flute and add a dash of bitters to soak them. Then add the Prosecco, followed by the blood orange soda. Slit a strawberry and put it on the side of the glass for garnish.

Our second blood orange cocktail is made with Moscato. I recently got some drinks recipes from Whole Foods which sells it both blood orange soda and Moscato, so it shouldn’t be too hard to find your ingredients:

blood orangeblood orange moscato martini

two parts Pizzolato Moscato

one part blood orange Italian soda

squeeze of lime

Serve up in a chilled martini glass.



Last week’s Friday Fizz: the Aperol Spritz


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