This Blood Orange Vodka Cocktail post is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Lipton Iced Tea. The opinions and text are all mine. This post is intended for those 21+ years of age. Please enjoy responsibly.
If you know me you know that I like a cocktail every now and then. Usually it’s a fruity little fru fru number that’s bright, colorful and happy. Preferably with a cute little straw. No dirty martinis for this girl. Exactly like this Blood Orange Vodka Cocktail. Blood oranges are in the market now and when I see them I gravitate to them like a shoe sale.
I simply must have them, despite them costing me $1 each I have no control. They are one stunner of a fruit. That color. Swoon. I knew they would make a spectacularly girly cocktail perfect for a girls night in while catching up on while noshing on salami and cheese. And then perhaps a movie with vampires. What? Don’t act like you don’t like them. I can’t be the only one.
I started out my making a quick mint simple syrup. While it cooled down a wee bit, I sliced up the blood orange and chucked it into the cocktail shaker. Add the vodka (said with an accent of course) and the twist, I used Lipton honey gingseng green tea as the base. It was light and refreshing and worked out like a charm. A few shakes of the money maker a little strain, and bottoms up.
These blood orange vodka cocktails are perfect for sipping while talking and dreaming about the Ultimate Entertainment Room that you can win from Lipton Tea. If you won, you’d have plenty of reasons to have girls night IN more often!
Everyone loves a girl’s night in and 2013 is my year to mix it up! Whether I am sharing unique, new recipes with friends, finding new ways to entertain or fun ways to stay active, I can’t wait to have more girl’s nights in this year.
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- 1/4 cup Dixie Crystals granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- fresh mint leaves
- 1/2 blood orange sliced thinly
- 1 1/2 ounce vodka
- 3 ounces diet green tea
- Into a small sauce pan add sugar, water. Heat over medium heat. Continue stirring until sugar has dissolved. Cook until mixture coats back of spoon. Remove from heat. Add 2-3 mint leaves.
- Fill a cocktail shaker half way with ice. Add: 2 slices of blood orange, vodka, tea, and 1 tablespoon of mint simple syrup. Shake vigorously.
- Strain into glass. Garnish with additional blood oranges and mint.