DOTW: Blood Orange Summer Spritz

These warm temperatures are calling for specially crafted cocktails for summer sun drenched days! With Memorial Day coming up, most of us are going to have Barbecues, picnics, or backyard parties. That is besides honoring our Military Personnel, of course. Summer cocktails are a must for us over 21! I recently saw Chef Karen Akunowicz (one of my favorite chefs ever) post a cocktail on her instagram, that totally looked delicious. 100% up my alley! Gin? Prosecco? Blood Orange Soda? That’s a hell yes for me. Obviously I had to make it, share it, and without question give her the credit. I’m hoping that this one is a great idea for your upcoming holiday plans, or your summer nights in general!

What you’ll need:

This one’s easy as pie. Fill a large wine glass, or other stemware, with ice. Add gin, Prosecco, and Blood Orange soda. Garnish with a slice of blood orange.


Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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