Happy Thursday! We are heading off on vacation today and I’m so excited! Our first stop will be Vegas for a few days for a 30th birthday party followed by wine tasting in Napa! I have never been to Vegas and I am very anxious/excited to see how I like it. I hear it is an adult disney world, so I like the sound of that!
On Saturday night, the girls will be heading over to Planet Hollywood as it is the Birthday Girl’s request to see Britney: Piece of Me – Britney Spears’s residency show. Though I probably would not have chosen to see Britney on my own I am actually pretty excited to see her in concert – I hear it is a great show!
Since it’s party time and we are heading off to the party capital of the world (right?) I am sharing a fun and festive cocktail recipe with you here today!
The key to this drink is infusing rosemary into the vodka. Add the vodka to a jar or container of some sort that has a lid, add 4 sprigs of rosemary, let it infuse for at least 18-24 hours. Before adding the vodka to the drink, strain out the rosemary and discard.
Fresh squeezed blood orange juice adds a nice flavor to the drink that complements the rosemary well and the blood orange soda adds some more sweetness and carbonation that makes it bubble and fizz 🙂
Fill the shaker 1/2 full with ice, add 4 shots of vodka, juice 2 blood oranges straight into the shaker. Shake vigorously. Fill 4 cocktail glasses with ice, distribute vodka/orange mixture evenly amongst the 4 glasses. Top off with blood orange soda. Garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary and enjoy!
- 6oz vodka (4 shots)
- 8 sprigs rosemary
- 2 Blood Oranges
- 3 cups *San Pellegrino Sparkling Blood Orange Soda
- Add 4 sprigs of rosemary to vodka
- Cover and let infuse at least overnight
- Fill cocktail shaker with ice
- Pour in vodka
- Juice blood oranges into cocktail shaker
- Put lid on shaker and shake vigorously
- Fill 4 cocktail glasses with ice
- Distribute vodka mixture amongst glasses
- Top with blood orange soda
- Garnish each with a sprig of rosemary
- *This is what I used – you could substitute with any blood orange soda or sparkling beverage.