Hi! (you can’t tell, but I’m furiously waving at you all with a really huge, borderline creepy smile on my face!) It’s Friday…yay! I could say something totally cheesy and awkward like, “TGIF!!” and go on and on…which is normally my preferred style, but today I’ll spare you all and just try to encourage you to make this drink this weekend. I love champagne, sparkling wine, prosecco, all that stuff…mainly because I love the bubbles and how they tickle your nose for a second right before you take your first or second sip. I’m totally one of those people who can drink ‘bubbly’, so to speak, at anytime and think it’s totally unnecessary to wait to open a bottle for a “special” occasion. I love opening up a bottle and sipping on a small glass as I prepare dinner for a group of friends or even as I’m making a quick little dinner for two…but that’s just me.
Here are some more festive cocktails you might like:
Hungry for more?
Subscribe to never miss a recipe.
Spiced Blood Orange Champagne Punch
- 3 cups freshly squeezed blood orange juice or store bought 100% blood orange juice
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 whole star anise
- 1 cup dry white wine
- 1 (500ml) bottle brut champagne, chilled
- Place the blood orange juice, sugar, cinnamon and star anise in a small pot and bring to a boil, over medium-high heat.
- Once the mixture begins to boil, reduce the heat to medium/medium-low and simmer until the liquid has reduced by half, 30 to 40 minutes.
- While the mixture is still hot, stir in the white wine until completely combined. Allow to cool before placing in the refrigerator to chill, at least 2 hours.
- When ready to serve, place 3 tablespoons of the blood orange mixture into the bottom of each glass and top with chilled champagne (about ½ way to 2/3 of the way full). Serve!
Did you make this recipe? We want to see!
tag @SpoonForkBacon and #SpoonForkBacon on Instagram
wow its look ymmm. i love this
It was another joy to see your post. It is such an important topic and ignored by so many, even professionals. I thank you to help making people more aware of possible issues. Great stuff as usual…
fantastic !This spiced blood orange champagne punch is easily recipe and delicious so yummy
Oh my! This spice blood orange champagne punch was delicious – and so easy to make! Thanks so much! This is so Instagrammable and adorable!
Glad you enjoyed it!!
Gorgeous pictures. I made these spice blood orange champagne punch for the super bowl party and it was a crowd favorite. I’m also gonna pin this post on my Pinterest board my followers will love it. Thanks for sharing!
Looks delicious! but 500ml??? C’mon big girls use 750ml. I’m curious to try maybe less sugar but a sweeter sparkling wine. Just found you through Dot & Bo, n ice site!
Does anyone know where to buy Blood Orange Juice? Was at Whole Foods and couldn’t find any :-/ I am in Chicago.
I love this
laura @ in widening circles
We made this for New Year’s Eve! I subbed out pomegranate juice for blood orange (they were nowhere to be found) and it was still totally delicious. Thank you!
Wow, this looks like a spectacular cocktail. We’re always looking for ways to use our OJ Maker, and fresh squeezed blood orange juice for a champagne punch is perfect. Do you have any other favorite blood orange cocktails?
Lora @ theamericaine.blogspot.com
Considering that I currently drink almost a whole bottle of wine in a night I may have to implement “champagne thursdays,” just so I can a)feel like I’m not a wino and b) try this delicious looking cocktail! Plus champagne makes everything seem just as bubbly and wonderful as it is. And the spices make it perfect for the autumn weather.
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
Mmm this sounds lovely!
Aaron from The Amused Bouche Blog
Oh man, you hit my weak spot! Blood oranges and bubbly. And totally diggin’ the stemless flutes – I love my set of stemless; allows for bubbly anytime, anywhere!
these are gor-juice.
I found you through the kitchn and so glad i did!
LOL “gor-juice” I love it!! Thanks for visiting!
Oh yum. This looks and sounds delish! And it’s just so pretty.
This looks AMAZING! I will be trying this very soon. I’m really enjoying your blog, I would be honored if you would check mine out. xo