Blood Orange Sparkler


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Blood Orange Sparkler

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Ingredients (4)

  • 1 blood orange
  • 3 teaspoons sugar
  • 3 teaspoons sweet vermouth
  • 1 bottle sparkling wine, chilled


A slightly bitter cocktail with blood orange juice mixed with bubbly given to us by author and former Gramercy Tavern managing partner Nick Mautone..


  1. 1Set blood orange on a cutting board and, using a sharp knife, cut off and discard ends. Slice rind and white pith off fruit using a gentle downward sawing motion, cutting away as little flesh as possible. Discard rind.
  2. 2Slice fruit into 1/2-inch pieces. Divide pieces evenly among the wineglasses.
  3. 3Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon sugar atop orange slices in each glass and muddle together to extract juice. Add 1/2 teaspoon vermouth to each glass and stir.
  4. 4Divide sparkling wine among the glasses, stir, and serve.
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