#7 Summer Mocktail: Blood Orange Spritzer

Blood Orange Spritzer 

Simple and delicious, this spritzer is beautifully made with only 3 ingredients. Buy a few blood oranges and before juicing, cut a slice out of each one just for looks. Fill a wine glass with ice and press the extra slice(s) against the side of the glass so it can be seen from the outside. As a base, I like to use ginger beer for the taste and the ginger benefits, but if you’re not a ginger person, club soda, tonic, or kombucha works well too. Squeeze as much fresh blood orange juice as you’d like (2 tablespoons is a good start), and mix with some fresh squeezed lime as well. Gently stir and garnish with a rosemary sprig or mint leaves! To turn this into a cocktail, you could replace the base with sparkling rosé or keep everything as it is and add a shot of your preferred liquor. 

Blood oranges are highly nutritious and provide several important vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants.