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Blood Orange Campari Gin Fizz

This Blood Orange Campari Gin Fizz packs a punch. Don’t let its perfectly pink color fool you. This is no girlie drink.

Blood Orange Campari Gin Fizz

As you read this post, I’ll be lounging on the porch of our primitive rental cabin located in the mountains of Western Maryland. Book in one hand, cocktail in the other. Taking in the scenic mountain views that surround our little piece of paradise.

I’m not going to lie, you guys, it’s pretty sweet! Endless trees. A plethora of deer meandering in and out of the brush just yards away from our cabin. Wild birds. Pitch black nights. Glistening stars so close you could reach out and touch them. The ceaseless hoot of nearby owls tucked away in some distant tree branch. It’s my definition of a perfect vacation.

Blood Orange Campari Gin Fizz

I’ve been anticipating this trip for weeks. Not just for the long list of attributes outlined above, but for the peace and solitude that comes with staying in the woods. Mostly, I’m excited to unplug. To run far away from the Internet as possible. To rid myself of the daily happenings currently taking place in our country and around the globe. To just be.

But, I made you a cocktail before I headed out the door. You guys deserve a boozy beverage, and it’s my way of apologizing for leaving this space for an entire week. This Blood Orange Campari Gin Fizz is the total package. It has the looks. It’s chock full o’ booze, both herbaceous gin and bitter campari. There’s blood oranges–um, who doesn’t love those? And, to top it all off, there’s a bit of muddled rosemary action to round it all out.

Blood Orange Campari Gin Fizz

While you’re sipping this cocktail and thinking of me, I’ll be hiking the trails of Swallow Falls and Muddy Creek with my camera on my back and my dog by my side. It’s going to be killer. When I return, I’ll share my experience, along with the overabundance of photos I’m sure to snap.

Blood Orange Campari Gin Fizz

For now, you can savor the flavor of this Blood Orange Campari Gin Fizz. If you’re just as obsessed with blood oranges as I am, check out these recipes: Blood Orange Vanilla Bean Rosé Sangria, Blood Orange Bars with Vanilla Glaze, and this Blood Orange Mai Tai.

Blood Orange Campari Gin Fizz

Yield: 1 cocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 and 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1/2 ounce Campari
  • 1 sprig rosemary, plus more for garnish
  • 3 ounces blood orange juice
  • 4-5 dashes orange bitters
  • 1-2 ounces club soda
  • Orange peel, for garnish

Directions:

  1. Remove the rosemary leaves from its stem and add it a cocktail shaker along with the bitters. Muddle to release the oils from the rosemary. Add the gin, campari, and blood orange juice to the shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously for 20 seconds. 
  2. Strain the mixture into a highball glass with ice. Top with club soda and garnish with a sprig of rosemary and orange peel. 
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2 Responses to “Blood Orange Campari Gin Fizz”

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    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry — February 28, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    Your mountain escape sounds idyllic. I won’t be getting a vacation until June but in the meantime, I’ll be sipping on these cocktails dreaming of white sand beaches. 

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    Lauren @ HealthyDelish — March 15, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    OMG, Jennie! Those glasses with the gold detailing? LOVE. They are perfection. Also campari, gin, and blood orange? Be still my heart.

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