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Smitten Blood Orange MarTEAni

Smitten Blood Orange MarTEAni

Hello, lovers! It’s February: the month where heart-shaped and glittery things line the drugstore aisles and my sweet tooth is seriously tingling — more so than usual! This year, I’m not so much thinking about what I’m going to do on the 14th, (because, you know, *gestures around*), but about how I can celebrate the lovey-dovey FEELS all month long. You in?

My amazing friend Angela from newfoodtuesdayz created this GORGEOUS cocktail that’s perf for Valentine’s Day, or any day you want to feel extra warm and fuzzy. Made with Hello Goldie’s floral and creamy, hemp-infused Smitten tea and balancing, bright citrus, this drinkie is SO. YUM!

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 3 oz cooledSmitten botanical tea
  • 0.5 oz blood orange simple syrup (plan simple syrup works, too!)
  • 0.5 oz blood orange juice.
  • 0.5 oz lemon juice + lemon wedge
  • 2 tbs sugar sprinkles or sugar
  • 1 cup ice
  • Shaker
  • Martini glass

Instructions:

Start by dressing up your martini glass. Use the lemon wedge to brush the edges of the glass. Lay your sprinkles or sugar on a plate and dip the lemoned edges of the glass into the sprinkles till they stick and you have coated the whole rim. Place your martini glass in the freezer to chill.

In your shaker, combine the vodka, tea, juice, and simple syrup with the ice. Shake well for 30 seconds till completely combined and chilled. Strain the contents of your shaker into your chilled martini glass and serve immediately.

 All images courtesy Angela Samuels @newfoodtuesdayz