Raspberry Vodka Spritzer with Blood Orange
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This easy and delicious Raspberry Vodka Spritzer with Blood Orange is perfect for Valentine’s (or Galentine’s) Day! With fresh squeezed blood orange juice, raspberry vodka, and creme de cassis- this fruity, deep red cocktail is sure to impress your Valentine!JUMP TO RECIPE
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A perfect Valentine cocktail!
This vodka spritz makes the perfect valentine cocktail! With it’s deep red hue and tart and fruity flavor, this drink goes down easy for a decorative and delicious way to celebrate with your loved ones. With fresh squeezed blood orange juice, raspberry flavored vodka, and creme de cassis- this drink packs a powerful, berry-infused flavor punch. And the dark red hue screams be my valentine!
Garnish each cocktail with a slice of deep red blood orange, and a few fresh raspberries and enjoy!
What goes into the Raspberry Vodka Spritzer?
To make this delicious Valentine’s cocktail, you will need:
- Raspberry vodka. I like Smirnoff Raspberry.
- Creme De Cassis. My favorite is Lejay.
- Fresh Blood Oranges
- Club soda or seltzer water. Plain is the go-to here.
- Fresh raspberries (for garnish).
Making the vodka spritz
This drink is super easy to make! All you need to do is juice a few blood oranges, and add them to a cocktail shaker with the raspberry vodka and creme de cassis. Shake well, and pour over ice. Top each cocktail with seltzer, and garnish with blood orange and raspberries!
This recipe makes 2 cocktails, but can easily be scaled up for a party (or fun date night in!).
Blood orange cocktail season
Blood oranges have a small moment at the peak of winter. You can find them in January and February, labeled as blood oranges, as well as “raspberry oranges. Aside from their deep red hue, blood oranges have a unique, raspberry-like flavor. The flavor, color, and seasonal availability of blood oranges make them perfect for this drink!
More great blood orange recipes
Here are a few of my favorite recipes featuring the elusive blood orange:
- Berry Blood Orange Rum Punch – another tasty blood orange cocktail!
- Orange Olive Oil Cake with Fig Jam– this can be made with any of your favorite oranges!
- Tequila Moonrise Blood Orange Cocktail
What brand of raspberry vodka should I use?
While you could use any of your favorite raspberry vodkas, I am partial to the flavor of Smirnoff Raspberry for this cocktail. Just be sure to use a raspberry flavored vodka in this drink, as it is crucial to the flavor of the cocktail.
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What is creme de cassis?
Creme de cassis is a fresh, tart blackcurrant liqueur, with notes of cherry and plum. It’s rich flavor and thick, velvety texture add a special quality to cocktails.
It not only adds a rich and fruity flavor to drinks, but it’s deep color makes for a visually stunning cocktail as well! It’s great to have on hand for brunch too, as it’s a great addition to prosecco or champagne!
My go-to brand is Lejay!
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Raspberry Vodka Spritzer with Blood Orange
- cocktail shaker
- 3 oz raspberry vodka
- 1.5 oz creme de cassis
- 1/2 cup fresh squeezed blood orange juice
- seltzer or club soda
- blood orange slices, for garnish
- fresh raspberries, for garnish
- Making the cocktails: 1. Juice the blood oranges, and add to cocktail shaker. 2. Add the raspberry vodka and creme de cassis, shake well. 3. Pour evenly into 2 cocktail glasses filled with ice. 4. Top each cocktail with seltzer. 5. Garnish with blood orange slices and fresh raspberries
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