My friend Cindy in Texas (but who used to live in Denver) spotted this cocktail recipe in Westward’s Food Blog. It looks so good. I won’t be using Bacardi, but will certainly be trying this one out.
Bloody Orange Mojito
Juice of 1/4 blood orange
1/4 lime, cut into three segments
10 small mint leaves
1 ounce simple syrup
2 ounces sour mix
10 ice cubes
2 ounces light Bicardi rum
2 ounces Champagne
Garnishes: mint leaves and skewer of blood orange segments
Place the first three ingredients in a rocks glass. Using a muddler, crush the lime segments while bruising the mint leaves. Add the simple syrup, sour mix, ice, Bicardi and one ounce of the Champagne. Transfer to a shaker and shake for at least 20 seconds. Strain into a Champagne flute and top it off with the remaining one ounce of Champagne.
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