Blood Orange & Rosemary Vodka Cocktail

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 πŸ™‚ 

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! 



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Blood Orange & Rosemary Vodka Cocktail

  • Author: Chocolate Covered Cheetah
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 6oz vodka (4 shots)
  • 8 sprigs rosemary
  • 2 Blood Oranges
  • Ice
  • 3 cups *San Pellegrino Sparkling Blood Orange Soda


  1. Add 4 sprigs of rosemary to vodka
  2. Cover and let infuse at least overnight
  3. Fill cocktail shaker with ice
  4. Pour in vodka
  5. Juice blood oranges into cocktail shaker
  6. Put lid on shaker and shake vigorously
  7. Fill 4 cocktail glasses with ice
  8. Distribute vodka mixture amongst glasses
  9. Top with blood orange soda
  10. Garnish each with a sprig of rosemary


  • *This is what I used – you could substitute with any blood orange soda or sparkling beverage.

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