Blood Orange French 75 Cocktail

To make a twist of zest, use a vegetable peeler to peel a long strip of zest from the blood orange. Cut it into thin strips with a sharp knife. Twist it into a curly shape and hold it that way for a few seconds.

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Makes one cocktail


  • 1 1/2 Tbsp (3/4 oz) freshly juiced blood orange juice, strained
  • 1/2 Tbsp (1/4 oz) lime juice
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp (3/4 oz) simple syrup*
  • 1 1/2 oz (3 Tbsp) gin
  • 1/4 cup (2 oz) champagne, prosecco, or other sparkling white wine
  • A twist of blood orange zest

*To make simple syrup, put equal parts of sugar and water into a small saucepan. (I usually make syrup with 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water, and store the excess for other uses.) Bring to a rolling boil. If you have a few strips of blood orange zest, add them to the water for extra flavor. When the sugar has all dissolved in the water, remove from heat and let cool. Remove the zest. Pour into a mason jar and store in the fridge.


1 Place the blood orange juice, lime juice, simple syrup, and gin into a cocktail shaker (or something that can be used as a cocktail shaker) with a few ice cubes.

2 Shake to mix well and strain, pouring into a champagne flute.

3 Top with champagne, Prosecco, or sparkling white wine.

4 Add a twist of blood orange zest to the glass.

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  • Erin @ The Speckled Palate

    These are just GORGEOUS! You can never go wrong with blood orange. :)

    Thanks so much for linking to my Pomegranate 75s! Cheers!

  • Al

    I made these for my sweetheart yesterday. We were both blown away by the flavor! These may become our new homemade cocktail of choice!

    • Elise Bauer

      I’m so glad you liked it Al! It is pretty darn delicious, isn’t it?

  • Alida @My Little Italian Kitchen

    This looks so good! I am really tempted to make it and I would definitely go for the prosecco too! I love the bright colour of blood orange :-)

  • Sara | Last Night's Feast

    Perfect Valentine’s Day cocktail =)