Bubbly blood orange campari cocktail

Blood orange campari cocktail

This bubbly blood orange Campari cocktail recipe is with fresh blood orange juice, campari and champagne or sparkling wine. I love making bubbly cocktails and wanted to make a special Valentine’s Day cocktail that had the same color as a red rose. As soon as I saw the blood oranges I knew they would be just perfect. I also knew that I had to include champagne/prosecco or some type of sparkling wine in the cocktail – bubbly drinks are perfect for Valentine’s Day or a special dinner or any occasion.

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While just the blood orange and the sparkling wine together would have made a great mimosa/bellini style drink, I wanted to add something else that would leave your taste buds a little bit intrigued. So, I added a dash of Campari. Campari is an Italian spirit that has a very distinct red color and a bitter taste. The exact ingredients in Campari are a secret, but are supposed to include a variety of bitter herbs and spices.

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The quantities below are for 2 drinks, you can adjust based on the number of drinks you want to make. Keep in mind that blood oranges are very pulpy and are not as juicy as regular oranges, but their flavor is more intense. Of course, you can also make this drink with regular oranges, tangerines or grapefruit if you can’t find blood oranges. Also, if you are just making this drink for two people you can use a mini-bottle of sparkling wine, unless of course you want more than one drink each.
For a mocktail variation of this drink, you can use alcohol-free bitters to replace the Campari and sparkling grape juice or lemonade to replace the sparkling wine.
Cheers and happy Valentine’s Day!

Bubbly blood orange campari cocktail

Bubbly blood orange campari cocktail

Yield: For 2 drinks

Bubbly blood orange campari cocktail

Bubbly blood orange Campari cocktail recipe made with fresh blood orange juice, campari and champagne or sparkling wine.

Ingredients

  • 2-3 large blood oranges, juiced, about 1/3 cup juice
  • 1 oz Campari
  • ~4-5 oz of chilled sparkling wine – choose from prosecco, champagne, cava, brut, etc
  • To garnish:
  • Blood orange peel or blood orange slice

Instructions

  1. Pour 1 ½ oz of blood orange juice in each champagne flute.
  2. Add ½ oz of campari.
  3. Top off each drink with ~ 2 oz of sparkling wine, garnish with a slice of blood orange and enjoy.

Notes

For a mocktail variation of this drink, use alcohol-free bitters to replace the Campari and sparkling grape juice or lemonade to replace the champagne or prosecco.

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Comments

  1. Hi..

    Blood oranges are not available where I live…Can it be made with regular orange juice too?

    Yes, you can make it regular orange juice also.

  2. Hi Layla…I am not a big drinker, but it was our anniversary and wanted to do something special for my honey. I made Bubbly blood orange campari cocktail and we both loved them. Thank you for sharing your cocktail recipes. I will check the rest of your site out to see if I can share with my readers. Keep up the great work. Lisa Montalva

  3. i love this colour and recipe

  4. por que sera que las cosas sensillas son las que mas importancia dejan?., sera pora la exelencia fde la presentacion asi de simple y por que hacer un trago es sencillamente un ARTE! hasta la proxima desde aqui ARGENTINA !!!

  5. Absolutely beautiful. Campari with the blood oranges… nice. We hadn’t considered that combo but I could see them working together very well. Great cocktail. And the photos are spectacular. Thanks for creating and sharing. Todd-WORC

  6. Oooh those are so beautiful. I love blood oranges and this is such a creative use for them.

  7. wow, this looks gorgeous! I want to reach my hand to screen and grab one.

  8. Great photos! They make me crave for this unique cocktail.

  9. I just keep coming back here to bask in your gorgeous photos. Also, Campari is one of my favorites too (it’s a love it or hate it flavor I think). I’m thinking of this cocktail for an upcoming brunch! Thank you as always for your generosity Layla.

  10. i missed this post on v.d., but i can’t wait to make this. g-g-g-g-g-orgeous, too!

  11. Wow! I could use one of that! That looks sooo good! You wouldn’t mind if i come here often would you?!

  12. I love the color of this cocktail!

  13. Beautiful job! What a lovely way to imbibe ! I was just lamenting about the discontinuation of Trader Joe’s bottled blood orange juice from Sicily … my favorite combo was with pomegranate juice and vodka. Love your recipe!

    Cheers!

  14. I just squeezed some blood oranges, guess what we will be drinking! Thanks for a great recipe!

  15. Yum! I love blood oranges, they are so beautiful. And we have a big bottle of campari left over from last summer. I find it quite bitter, but I bet it would be great mixed as you’ve instructed!

  16. Lovely Valentines colors, I also love campary, so is perfect for me,
    Cheers

  17. Gorgeous!

  18. I made something similar recently. The colour of yours looks stunning!

  19. looks great!hope it tastes royal!

  20. This is such a beautiful cocktail.

  21. Looks perfect for Valentine’s or any other special day. I trust you had a good one.

    Paz

  22. What gorgeous photos! They jump right off the screen!

  23. los fotos son bellisimo…como siempre!

  24. Alex Placito says:

    Looks fantastic! I love campari; I’m drinking an Americano right now!

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