This gorgeous sunset-hued spritzer highlights the tangy flavor of blood oranges paired with fragrant elderflower liqueur. A quick honey syrup provides just enough sweetness to allow the fruit and florals to shine.
With just 10 easy minutes of prep time, you can have this elegant 3-ingredient cocktail mixed up. The splash of bubbly prosecco gives it an effervescent lift.
Read on for my full recipe including tips on juicing blood oranges, how to scale up for a party, and suggested uses for this versatile syrup. Raise a glass!
- 1⁄2 cup honey
- 1⁄2 cup fresh blood orange juice (about 2 oranges)
- 1⁄4 cup St. Germain elderflower liqueur
- 6 ounces prosecco, chilled
- Small saucepan
- Wooden spoon
- Citrus juicer or reamer
- Fine mesh strainer
- Cocktail shaker
- Coupe glasses
Make Honey Syrup
- Add honey to a small saucepan. Warm over medium, stirring frequently, until thinned out and liquidy.
- Remove from heat and let cool. Can refrigerate in a jar up to 2 weeks.
Mix the Cocktails
- Juice blood oranges to get 1⁄2 cup fresh juice.
- Add juice, 2 tablespoons honey syrup, and 1 oz St. Germain to a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
- Shake vigorously until very cold, about 20 seconds.
- Strain into coupe glasses filled with ice.
- Top each with 3 ounces prosecco and gently stir to combine. Enjoy!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 2 cocktails
Blood Orange Juice Tips
- Roll oranges on counter before juicing to maximize yield.
- Juice in a citrus reamer or use a hand juicer for best extraction.
- Squeeze any last drops out by hand after reaming.
- Run juice through a fine mesh strainer to remove any pulp (optional).
Uses for Honey Syrup
This versatile syrup works nicely in:
- Lemonade, iced tea, berry spritzers
- Coffee, matcha lattes, chai tea
- Oatmeal, yogurt, overnight oats
- Salads with nuts, fruit, cheese
- Marinades for chicken, fish, shrimp
- Glazes on meatloaf, carrots, Brussels sprouts
Batching the Cocktails
For a party:
- Multiply ingredients x4 and make in a pitcher
- Use citrus and herb garnishes like blood orange wheels and rosemary
- Provide a bottle each of prosecco and soda water for topping off
- Let guests assemble custom ratios of ingredients
Cheers to batch cocktail mixing!