If you’re looking for a tart cocktail sure to impress your family and friends this fall, you’re going to love this orange cinnamon blossom cocktail. It is the perfect blend of citrus and cinnamon.
Did you love the Sparkling Pumpkin Spice cocktails I shared on Monday or what? Wasn’t it delicious?! If you haven’t tried them yet, what are you waiting for? Whip one up tonight, grab your warmest blanket, and settle in to enjoy all those #fallvibes going around. If you’re feeling like a tart cocktail rather than something sweet, I’m sharing today’s Orange Cinnamon Blossom just for you. 😉
If you’ve been looking for a tart cocktail sure to impress at your holiday gatherings, you’ve found it.
Earlier this week, the PR rep for Santa Margherita slid into my email inbox with this amazing sweater weather cocktail that I knew was going to be an instant hit with me. I tend to enjoy sweet cocktails as an after-dinner treat but before dinner when I’m just mingling with holiday party guests, I love a good tart cocktail. Orange and cinnamon
My favorite thing about this fall tart cocktail is how incredible your home smells while making it. Sound weird? It’s not. The cinnamon sticks boiling on the stovetop for a few minutes with the orange and lemon puts out the most incredible scent that you’ll find yourself wanting to make these just for the smell. Being able to drink it will just be an added bonus.
To me, there is no better cocktail flavor than orange and cinnamon. I don’t usually start using cinnamon sticks in the kitchen until I start prepping for all the holiday baking between Thanksgiving and Christmas but this year, this orange and cinnamon tart cocktail made me get it all out a little early.
Orange Cinnamon Blossom Cocktail
This orange cinnamon blossom cocktail is the perfect combination of sweet and sour. It’s a tart cocktail with just a hint of spice that is sure to impress at your fall gathering.
- 1 bottle Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG
- 1/2 lemon
- 1/2 orange
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 3 cloves whole
- 3 allspice whole
- 2 cinnamon sticks
Rinse lemon and orange and thinly slice them, discarding seeds; quarter the orange slices. Put fruit in a 4- to 5-quart pan.
Add honey, sugar (use less than suggested if you prefer drinks on the tart side), cloves and allspice.
With a knife, cut the cinnamon sticks lengthwise into thinner strips. Add cinnamon and 2 cups water to pan; bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat and boil gently for 5 minutes.
Pour Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG into hot citrus base and heat until steaming, about 8 minutes. Keep warm over low heat. Ladle the cocktail into heatproof cups or wineglasses.
If you’re looking for a dessert to pair with this cocktail, I highly recommend looking for something with figs or cranberries because the flavors really go well together. Our cranberry bars are a great fit!
I hope you give them a try this weekend and enjoy this gorgeous sweater weather and all those fall colors bursting outside. We’re heading off on a road trip which you can follow on Instagram! I’m off to see all the fall I can find.