Brighten up your usual cocktail hour with this vibrant and zesty navel orange spritz. Navel oranges just came into season- and they boast extra sweet juice and an almost ruby colored flesh, making them perfect for a cocktail! If you’re hosting a crowd, just mix an increased amount of vodka and juice in a large pitcher with ice, and let each guest top up their own glass with bubbly to order.
Serves 1 (easily doubled)
Total Time: 5 minutes
- 1 ½ shots chilled vodka
- ¼ cup freshly squeezed navel orange juice (or sub regular orange juice in a pinch)
- 2-3 drops orange bitters
- Chilled champagne or prosecco
- Navel orange wedge, and a thyme sprig, to garnish (optional)
- In a highball glass filled with ice, mix together the vodka, orange juice, and bitters. Fill to the brim with champagne or prosecco, then garnish with the orange wedge and thyme sprig, if using. Enjoy!
Note: For any pregnant ladies out there like myself- you can still sip on something fun and bubbly! Just omit the vodka, double the orange juice, and top up with chilled sparking mineral water. The bitters are actually great for your digestion- so don’t skip those!
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