In the weeks following New Years we start thinking about lots of great citrus based cocktails we can make thanks to the bounty of fresh citrus that starts appearing in the stores in winter. We love to use fresh citrus in cocktails during the winter, because the bright flavors and sunny feelings the citrus brings to a drink can help chase the winter blues away! Today’s cocktail, The Tre Agrumi, combines a trio of citrus flavors and vodka to bring a bright cocktail sure to help chase winter’s chill away!
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When the folks at Stirrings contacted us to choose some of their cocktail products like their mixers and rimmers to try, we naturally chose their Blood Orange Simple Cocktail Mixer to blend in with our other fresh citrus in the Tre Agrumi. Blood oranges is one of our favorite citrus varieties to use in cocktails, as they provide great flavors and beautiful bold colors that dress up a drink. The Stirrings Blood Orange Simple Cocktail Mixer brought that classic blood orange flavor that worked really well in this drink.
With some beautiful fresh grapefruit in our citrus bowl, we decided that the tart slightly sour notes of the grapefruit would play well against the sweetness of the blood orange. Wanting to keep the bright citrus flavor the star, we decided to use vodka as the base spirit to bring a nice booze edge to the cocktail. A splash of ginger liqueur brings a hint of spicy warmth to the drink and adds a nice undertone of complexity to the drink.
We finished up the trio of citrus by rimming the glass with Stirrings Lemon Drop Cocktail Rimmer. The sweet candied lemon flavor brings a sweet splash of color to the glass and a sweet lemon burst. We rimmed our glass to give a nice artistic look and a definite bright citrus splash!
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- 3 oz Stirrings Blood Orange Mixer
- 1 oz vodka
- .50 oz simple syrup
- 1 oz grapefruit juice
- .25 oz ginger liqueur
- Stirrings Lemon Drop Rimmer - we only rimmed half of the glass so you can choose when to mix the 2 flavors while drinking.
- Combine and stir all ingredients together.
- Strain into coupe glass rimmed with Stirrings Lemon Drop rimmer.