Blood Orange Vodka Spritzer

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Recently I got a request—could I create a drink for the Las Vegas For the Love of Cocktails  Breast Cancer fundraiser?  Um, yes!  How about a Blood Orange Vodka Spritzer?  Rosy and sweet, it seemed perfect for a cause associated with pink!  

Rosy and sweet, this blood orange vodka spritzer even contains antioxidant filled tart cherry juice. Does that make it a health food?

Blood Orange Vodka Spritzer

The Las Vegas event is happening next month with a May 19 Gala.  If you happen to be heading to Vegas (or live near there), you might give it a whirl.  (And check out Las Vegas travel deals or the pictures from my Vegas trip last year for more ideas on things to do! ) 

Rosy and sweet, this blood orange vodka spritzer even contains antioxidant filled tart cherry juice. Does that make it a health food?Now my Blood Orange Vodka Spritzer isn’t technically brand new, but I was holding it in reserve for a special occasion. My daughter and I created it during our Christmas season “Martini Lab” (that resulted in a White Peppermint Bark MartiniRosy and sweet, this blood orange vodka spritzer even contains antioxidant filled tart cherry juice. Does that make it a health food?

I made this Blood Orange Vodka Spritzer with a mixture of San Pellegrino Blood Orange Soda, vodka and tart cherry juice. Including kids in your fun?  Just substitute club soda for the vodka!  Rosy and sweet, this blood orange vodka spritzer even contains antioxidant filled tart cherry juice. Does that make it a health food?

Did you know that tart cherry juice is considered a superfood? Full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, I keep it around in concentrate form and mix it into hot and cold beverages every chance I get.

Does that mean I can call this cocktail a health food?     Rosy and sweet, this blood orange vodka spritzer even contains antioxidant filled tart cherry juice. Does that make it a health food?

Blood Orange Vodka Spritzer
Serves 1
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
178 calories
12 g
0 g
0 g
1 g
0 g
393 g
10 g
9 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
393g
Servings
1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 178
Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 10mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 12g
4%
Dietary Fiber 2g
9%
Sugars 9g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
7%
Vitamin C
81%
Calcium
4%
Iron
1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 ounces vodka (for a non-alcoholic version, substitute club soda)
  2. 1 Tablespoon tart cherry concentrate (or ¼ cup cherry juice)
  3. 1/2 cup blood orange soda (or a blend of orange juice and club soda)
  4. club soda (optional)
  5. ice
Instructions
  1. Combine vodka, cherry concentrate (or cherry juice) and ice in a shaker. Shake to chill and pour into serving glass. Top with blood orange soda or juice and club soda.
  2. Enjoy.
Notes
  1. For kids, omit the vodka and use extra club soda.
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calories
178
fat
0g
protein
1g
carbs
12g
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10 Comments

  1. Nice vodka spritzer, it sure looks very refreshing…thanks for the recipe Inger.
    I hope you are having a great week 🙂

  2. Love that you added the tart cherry!

  3. Yes, I think this might be considered a health drink after all. Love the color, it is gorgeous. How fun to have a martini lab.

  4. I love that this can be made outside of blood orange season! At first I was worried I would have to wait for December to roll around again before trying this. Have a lovely weekend, Inger!

  5. This sounds like a tasty cocktail…I’ll have to look for the tart cherry juice concentrate.

    • I buy in online from Vitacost, Karen–they have an organic version (cherries are typically on the dirty dozen list) and packaged in glass even…

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