This Blood Orange Champagne Mojito recipe uses fresh blood orange juice, vodka, and your favorite champagne for a deliciously fruity, seasonal cocktail.
Mojitos were the first “fancy drink” I ordered from a bar when I turned 21. I had no idea what it was, but Miguel assured me I’d like it, and not surprisingly, he was right! Also, it’s my birthday tomorrow!! So I figured we should celebrate with a drink. If I can get my act together, I might even share that damn cake recipe tomorrow. You know, the one I’ve been [unintentionally] putting off for awhile?! We’ll see.
For now, I’m all about the drinks! What’s your cocktail of choice? As I’ve probably mentioned one too many times, mine has been margaritas lately, but my actual number one favorite cocktail is a mojito, which is kind of weird because I never post mojito recipes? I think it’s because I enjoy classic—some may say boring—mojitos so much that I don’t feel the need to create a recipe. …..though every once in awhile, you need something different, something seasonal. Hence this blood orange CHAMPAGNE mojito recipe!
It’s really strange, but I don’t looooove oranges, but I do love orange-flavored things, and I really really love blood oranges. I’m fairly certain it’s because of their color though, not necessarily the taste, because they don’t taste that different from naval oranges. A little bit though, so I’ll take it!
This drink recipe uses blood orange juice, regular ‘ole orange juice (which I’ll explain in a minute), vodka, and some champagne…mmmmm. You see, blood oranges tend to be on the pricier side, so rather than using 10 blood oranges, this recipe requires just two, and then regular orange juice simply because it’s more affordable, and because they taste super similar. Also—and I’m going to include this as an optional thing in the actual recipe—I added a splash of pomegranate juice as well. I know, what?! I had some in my fridge and decided to add it and it’s actually really good. If you happen to have some on hand or want to try it, DO IT because it’s good, but not necessarily a must.
Cheers to November and birthdays and the holidays and champagne mojitos!!
- Juice from 2 blood oranges
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 2 oz. vodka
- 8-10 mint leaves
- Chilled champagne for topping
- Optional: 1/4 cup pomegranate juice
- Place blood orange juice, orange juice, and vodka in a bowl.
- Add muddled mint leaves to the bottom of your glasses, and then top them with ice. Pour orange juice into the glasses and fill them up about 1/2 way.
- Top the glasses with chilled champagne, garnish with extra mint and enjoy!