Blood Orange Mocktail

As the seasons change and spring blooms into full swing, I find myself drawn to the vibrant colors and fresh flavors that this time of year brings. It's a season of renewal, of embracing nature's bounty, and of course, indulging in delightful beverages that awaken the senses. Today, I'm thrilled to share with you a recipe that embodies the essence of spring—a refreshing Blood Orange Mocktail that's as refreshing as it is delicious.

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I love creating fun, functional drinks that not only taste great but also leave you feeling refreshed and revitalized. As someone who prefers to skip the alcohol and opt for beverages that nourish the body and soul, I'm always on the lookout for innovative mocktail recipes that deliver on both flavor and benefits.

About This Blood Orange Mocktail

One thing that stands out of this blood orange mocktail is its lower sugar content compared to conventional cocktails and mocktails. With just around 7g of sugar, equivalent to less than 2 teaspoons, this drink contains natural sugars derived from the fruit itself, without any added sugars. While many beverages of this kind can be laden with sugar, leading to fluctuations in energy levels and potential headaches, this mocktail offers a refreshing alternative free from excessive additives and dyes. By using real, fresh ingredients and opting for sparkling water that uses real fruit, we can enjoy the delicious taste of citrus without the excessive sugar intake. Additionally, the Kosterina Crushed Tangerine Vinegar adds a tangy twist while providing potential health benefits, such as aiding digestion and promoting overall wellness.

Blood Orange Mocktail Ingredients

  • Blood Orange- also known as Raspberry Orange. These vibrant citrus fruits have a distinctive flavor and add a beautiful color to the mocktail, providing a refreshing burst of tanginess.
  • Kosterina Crushed Tangerine Vinegar- This unique ingredient not only adds a tangy twist to the mocktail but also offers potential health benefits, such as aiding digestion.
  • Blood Orange Tangerine Spindrift- To add a bit of fizz and effervescence, I incorporated blood orange tangerine Spindrift—a naturally flavored sparkling water infused with real squeezed fruit. This not only enhances the citrusy flavor of the mocktail but also keeps it light and refreshing.
  • Ice- You can add as much or as little ice as you need. This is the ice mold that I used. For the most part, I try my best to avoid plastic but it's more important to avoid it when you combine hot substances with plastic. In this case, using it for ice on rare occasions was fine with me.
  • Lime, Orange Zest, Orange Peel & a Sprig of Parsley- for a finishing touch, I garnish the mocktail with lime and orange zest, a sprig of parsley, and a curled orange peel. These garnishes not only add visual appeal but also complement the flavors of the mocktail beautifully, creating a sensory experience that's as delightful as it is delicious. This is optional.

How To Make An Blood Orange Mocktail

Start by preparing your glass with a rim of lime and orange zest for an extra burst of citrusy flavor. Crush a fresh blood orange slice at the bottom of the glass to release its vibrant flavor, then add ice cubes to your desired level. Pour in 1 tablespoon of Kosterina Crushed Tangerine Vinegar for a tangy twist, followed by topping off the mocktail with chilled blood orange tangerine Spindrift. Give it a gentle stir to ensure the flavors are well combined. Finally, garnish your mocktail with a sprig of parsley for a touch of freshness and a curled orange peel for an elegant finish.

Whether enjoyed solo or shared with loved ones, this blood orange mocktail is sure to become a favorite for any occasion. Please make sure to comment to see how you like it and share this recipe with others! Make sure to tag me on my Instagram @earthykrave. Check out my reel making this mocktail! Enjoy!

Blood Orange Mocktail

Servings 2

Ingredients  

  • 1 can Spindrift Sparkling Water, Blood Orange Tangerine Flavored 1 can makes for 2 mocktails
  • 1 tbsp Kosterina- Crushed Tangerine Vinegar 1 tbsp per drink
  • 1 blood orange or "raspberry orange"
  • ice
  • 1 lime zest and squeezed lime juice optional to garnish
  • 1 sprig parsley or mint optional to garnish
  • 1 slice peeled orange optional to garnish

Instructions 

  • Start by preparing your glass. To enhance the citrusy aroma and flavor, brush the rim of the glass with fresh lime juice
  • Roll the rim of the glass in a mixture of lime and orange zest, ensuring the zest sticks to the rim.
  • Slice the blood orange and peel. Crush a fresh peeled blood orange slice at the bottom using a muddler of the glass to release its vibrant flavor.
  • Add ice cubes to the glass, filling it to your desired level.
  • Pour 1 tablespoon of Kosterina crushed tangerine vinegar over the ice.
  • Top off the mocktail with chilled blood orange tangerine Spindrift, allowing the flavors to meld together beautifully. Slowly stir to blend all the flavors.
  • Garnish your mocktail with a sprig of parsley for a touch of freshness and a curled orange peel for an elegant finish. Salud!
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