With its deep red color and its bubbles, this simple drink is sure to be a hit, and it’s great for a crowd. Blood oranges should be easy to find in the store — they’re in season now. If you can’t find them, feel free to use fresh grapefruit juice instead. The flavor will be just as great. If you’re not a fan of gin, you can easily swap it out for vodka.
- 2 ounces gin
- 1 ounce blood orange juice
- Sweet sparkling wine to top
Combine the blood orange juice (be sure to strain it) and the gin in a glass with ice and mix well. Strain out the ice and pour into a stemmed glass such as a coupe, martini or flute. Top with sweet sparkling wine and enjoy.