Blood Orange Bellinis

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    Blood orange bellinis are the perfect brunch drink! Recipe on

    Blood orange bellinis are the perfect brunch drink! Recipe on

    Blood orange bellinis are the perfect brunch drink! Recipe on

    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.

    Blood orange bellinis are the perfect brunch drink! Recipe on

    Blood orange bellinis are the perfect brunch drink! Recipe on

    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 mins
    Total Time: 5 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 4
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    • 4 blood oranges or 1/2 cups blood orange juice
    • Bottle of Prosecco, chilled, 750mL


    • 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.


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  • Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen says:

    Loving the animated gif…it’s gorgeous! I adore blood oranges (hello, Margaritas!), and Bellinis, so this beautiful cocktail is right up my alley! Thank you for sharing, Julie. Pinning! xo

  • nicole @ I am a Honey Bee says:

    ooo that looks so good. Love cutting into blood oranges and seeing those pretty hues.
    Beautiful drinks!

  • Ali | Gimme Some Oven says:

    Love these!!! And love that animated gif. Beautiful!

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen says:

    Look at you and that fun gif!

    • Rebecca says:

      So Easy to Make and yet so deliciously good! Love this Orange Juice!

  • Maria says:

    Love the photos! Such a pretty drink!

  • Kendra @ Prepping Parties says:

    Reading this just made my Monday morning way better! They look delicious – anything with prosecco gets an A+ for me. Your pictures are gorgeous!

  • Christine @ Cooking with Cakes says:

    food gifs + champagne on a Monday?! hi, I’m in love.

  • Rochelle @ Oh So Sweet Baker says:

    I’m loving the colour of these and your little gif. They are so beautiful. And perfect for brunch. Defo Pinning this!

  • Shaina says:

    Kim Crawford is my FAVORITE brand, the sauv blanc is amazing. Great choice!!

  • Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says:

    I could totally go for one of these right now, it’s “that” kind of Monday. Love the beautiful color, blood oranges are the best. And look at your all fancy with the gorgeous gif : )

  • Heather Christo says:

    these are so pretty- and I am obsessed with that little animated picture. That IS SO COOL!!!

  • Leah | So, How's It Taste? says:

    Ha ha, I love the gif! Kim Crawford is my go to for SB. So good! I haven’t done anything with blood oranges. I think making these would be a great excuse!

  • Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living says:

    Love the fun gif!

  • marla says:

    This cocktail is so bright & fun. Love the animation!!

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    Seriously such a fun gif! Love it and I wish i had a glass of this right now and had been on FaceTime with you while you spilled cuz that would’ve been awesome ;)

  • Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health says:

    that gif is so good..and I need a glass or two.

  • Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says:

    Gorgeous!! This would be the perfect spring time brunch cocktail!!

  • Lindsay @ The Live-In Kitchen says:

    These are so pretty Julie! Blood oranges are such a fun seasonal treat.

  • Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen says:

    Oh yes! I’ll take two please! These are not only gorgeous looking, but I’ll bet they taste great too!

  • Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts says:

    I’m obsessed with these pictures, especially the gif. Beautiful!!

  • sally @ sally's baking addiction says:

    The animated gif – I love it Julie! And yes, this is the perfect brunch drink right now. But also a perfect Monday night, sitting on the couch drink – right? Wine spills over iPhones. Yes, been there. Done that. Also, soup spills. Don’t even ask.

  • Gaby says:

    Totally gorgeous!

  • Lauren says:

    What a gorgeous color from those blood oranges! Looks fabulous!

  • Tieghan Gerard says:

    So pretty! Love that color!

  • Meredith says:

    Over the top amazing!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) says:

    So pretty, I love the color!

  • Sommer @ASpicyPerspective says:

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

  • whatjessicabakednext says:

    The bellinis look fab! Love blood oranges :)

  • Lisa @ Simple Pairings says:

    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…

    • Julie says:

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

  • 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!

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