Need a refreshing cocktail to help you relax after a long week? This Blood Orange Chamomile Spritz will help you get into relaxation mode in no time!
SOOO, N and I found out at the end of last week that the house we’re building is ready to close… a whole MONTH AND A HALF EARLY. Which means we have TWO WEEKS to get everything ready, franticly pack, and get ready to be real adults. And organize. And call a bazillion people you didn’t even think you’d need to call. Talk about needing a cocktail!! I’m so excited to show you the new R+R kitchen, so stay tuned to Instagram Stories! I’ll do a little post with lots of pictures on here too, once we’re settled.
But actually, I made this cocktail earlier this week and it is so tasty. Blood oranges are in season now, which makes this drink so fun to make fresh! I love enjoying this cocktail year round, but sometimes blood oranges are tough to find without breaking the bank. PRO TIP: If you can’t find blood oranges in your budget, swap out the juice, honey, and soda with Blood Orange Italian soda (I found some at Whole Foods). If you use soda, make sure you stir, don’t shake, otherwise you’ll end up with a big mess!
You can brew any chamomile tea, but make sure it has completely cooled before mixing in to the drink. I prefer to leave the tea unsweetened, because I add in some honey when I mix the cocktail itself (or get the extra sweetness from the Italian Soda).
Blood Orange Chamomile Spritz
- 1/2 cup blood orange juice
- 1/3 cup chamomile tea (cooled)
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 ounces vodka
- ice cubes
- crushed ice
- 1 splash seltzer water
- mint and chamomile flowers (Optional garnish)
- Pour the blood orange juice, chamomile tea, honey, vodka in a shaker with ice.
- Shake well.
- Fill a coupe glass with crushed ice.
- Strain and pour the cocktail over the crushed ice.
- Top off with a splash of seltzer and garnish with a spring of mint and some chamomile flowers if desired.