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Blood orange bellinis are the perfect brunch drink! Recipe on

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So naturally, right before I sat down to write this drink post, I went to grab my glass of wine that I had just poured and taken one sip out of; and what did I do? Of course spilled it! ALL.OVER everything that is important in life (aka my iPhone and my laptop case). Thankfully the laptop wasn’t harmed but I was really freaking out that my iPhone was. Luckily I had a case on that too and the screen is pretty water repellant so all was good..except for that now empty glass of wine! Definitely fixed that. Anyway – so speaking of wines, I’m REALLY into sauvignon blanc’s because of their grapefruit taste. I adore grapefruit but because of the medication I take, I cannot ever have grapefruit because it has some weird interaction with the medicine and can ruin my kidneys (gasp!). So I guess turning to wine isn’t a horrible thing, but anyway – my point is, since Jason knows how much I adore grapefruit and white wine, he picked out a sauvignon blanc for me recently and it is like my favorite wine brand ever now.

Let’s ignore the fact that the wine brand sounds like a stripper (I honestly don’t know why I associate it with a stripper name) but have you ever tried Kim Crawford’s sauvignon blanc? An ice cold glass of it is so refreshing in the evenings. I rarely drink and now I’m drinking a glass every evening or every other evening. It’s that good!

But, we can’t ever forget my all-time favorite, and the one we had an insane amount of at our wedding: Prosecco. My first true love.

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Given that it is blood orange season (it’s running close to the end of it, I think), and the fact that I love brunch drinks, I thought it’d be fun to make a blood orange bellini! It’s a fun drink to have with some girlfriends and it’s also really refreshing to have a glass of this during a Sunday brunch at home. It’s really easy to make and delicious! I love blood oranges. They’re stunning in color and have so much depth of flavor.

What do you think of my little gif (animated movie) above? Isn’t it fun?! I didn’t even intend on making one but that morning, Jason was on FaceTime with his parents and I needed a pouring shot so I set up my tripod and remote control and went to town on snapping multiple photos in a row. When I was culling through my photos on the computer, it worked out that they would be awesome sequential shots for a gif movie! Yay :)

Blood Orange Bellinis

The perfect brunch drink! 
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Julie Chiou
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  • 4 blood oranges or 1/2 cups blood orange juice
  • Bottle of Prosecco, chilled, 750mL

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  • In a measuring cup, juice the blood oranges.
  • In four tall champagne glasses, evenly divide the blood orange juice in each glass.
  • Fill the rest of the glass with Prosecco.


Serving: 1 glass | Calories: 6 kcal | Carbohydrates: 2 g | Protein: 1 g | Fat: 1 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Potassium: 24 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 1 g

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Course: Cocktail, Drink
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy cocktail
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Sunday 16th of March 2014

What a refreshing beverage - I love blood oranges and they produce such a lovely vibrant color! I would love to have this soon, hopefully when Oregon’s sunshine comes through!

Lisa @ Simple Pairings

Thursday 13th of March 2014

Do these look delicious or what? I love the use of Blood Orange here! I bet it adds such vibrant flavor, and of course, color! What a perfect Brunch beverage. Too bad it's 7am my time...


Thursday 13th of March 2014

You can totally sip on this for breakfast! ;) plus, it's likely 5pm somewhere in the country! Haha


Wednesday 12th of March 2014

The bellinis look fab! Love blood oranges :)

Sommer @ASpicyPerspective

Wednesday 12th of March 2014

Oh, I need one of these in the near future! Love them! Pinning!

Laura (Tutti Dolci)

Tuesday 11th of March 2014

So pretty, I love the color!