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:
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:
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