Blood Orange Paloma Spritzer – a quick and easy refreshing cocktail with tequila, fresh juice, and 7UP. Turn brunch – or anytime – up a notch.
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It’s that time of year where social engagements pull me through the winter blues. Hanging out with great friends, sharing laughter and delicious recipes make the days not seem so chilly or dark. This week, I am lucky enough to be sharing space in a friend’s home. We have been cooking up a storm and laughing (there may have also been an uplifting movie marathon). I love the moments like this. We went to the market and stocked up for a few days of home cooking, and I snagged some beautiful looking blood oranges from the produce section, hoping to put them to good use.
We pulled out all the stops on Sunday morning, creating a stunning brunch spread. Fried eggs, banana bread, sausages, chopped veggies and greens. All of this and more! I got to work and squeezed the juice from those blood oranges and decided to turn things up a notch, choosing to create a Paloma over the classic Mimosa. It was the right call. We toasted and enjoyed our stunning brunch. It was the perfect start to a Sunday.
What is your perfect brunch menu? Chime in and let me know! Is it pancakes or waffles or something savory like eggs and bacon? Is it something fun and carefree like a cereal bar? Morning tacos or even leftover pizza with the right company is a fantastic spread to share. I’d love to hear your inspiration on how to make the perfect menu and refreshing drinks to toast to the weekend and friends.
I love keeping classic 7UP on hand to drink over ice, toss into a cocktail or to even use in recipes. I have seen it as an ingredient in cakes, as a chicken marinade, and sometimes I even wonder if it was the secret ingredient in my mom’s ham steak gravy recipe. But mostly, it makes a fantastic base for mixing into cocktails (or non-alcoholic punches). With its crisp flavor and fizzy pop, it blends with just about everything. Check out other fun ideas for using 7UP in your recipes here. **(LINK for 7UP PAGE)**
And, if you are in the area, grab a bottle of 7UP at , Giant Landover or Giant Carlisle and make these delicious Blood Orange Paloma Spritzers this weekend!
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Blood Orange Paloma Spritzer
- 4 to 6 blood oranges
- 2 to 4 oz High-Quality Tequila Anejo
- 7 UP
- Lime Wedges for garnish
Squeeze the juice from the blood oranges into a small container, strain pulp or seeds if desired, and store until ready to use.
When ready to mix, pour 2 oz tequila over ice in each glass. Add ¼ cup fresh blood orange juice to each. Top each with chilled 7UP.
Garnish each glass with a lime wedge and serve.