Monday, December 22, 2014

Your New Go-to Holiday Cocktail

The Bloody Rose

We at Deep Acres Farm are enjoying our latest holiday cocktail creation, The Bloody Rose.  We know you will too.   It's easy, it's fresh.  It's damn good.  So much better than last year's creation, The Root Canal.

Enjoy and Happy Holidays.

Deep Acres Bloody Rose

recipe makes 2 drinks

Make rosemary simple syrup ahead in a small saucepan.  Combine 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water and a rosemary sprig.  Warm over low heat until sugar dissolves.  Remove from heat and let stand for 30 minutes.  Discard rosemary sprig and refrigerate in airtight container.   Will keep up to one month.


Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour in 8 oz fresh blood orange juice (pink grapefruit may be used),  2 oz Aperol, and 1 oz rosemary simple syrup.  Shake well and strain evenly into two good-sized cocktail glasses filled with ice.  Top with dry Prosecco and garnish with blood orange wheel and a sprig of fresh rosemary.

Aperol, an aperitif made with bitter orange and rhubarb, combines nicely with rosemary.