Blood(y) orange cocktails (Halloween edition)

by Hannah Singleton October 29, 2019

Looking for a Halloween style cocktail? We’ve got you covered with these blood(y) orange cocktails. If you’re looking for a mocktail, simply omit the aperol.

Blood orange cocktail Nexba Halloween

Such a simple recipe that is bursting with flavour. It also happens to be a serious Vitamin C hit!

Nexba halloween blood orange cocktail

Incase you need some more convincing that you need to try this recipe, here are a few health benefits of oranges:

Oranges, like other citrus fruits, are best known for their exceptional Vitamin C content.  Vitamin C is an essential anti-oxidant nutrient for human health, vital for connective tissue health, immunity and tissue repair.  Severe deficiency of this nutrient results in the now rare disease, Scurvy. 

Other important identified phytochemicals in oranges include flavanones such as herperidin, which have been associated with a lowered risk of various cancers,  hypertension and inflammatory conditions including asthma and arthritis.  Many of these nutrients, however, are found in the rind of the orange (why not add some rind as garnish!)

Other health benefits of oranges include the fact that they are high in fibre, are low GI (glycaemic index) and contain other nutrients includin, Vitamins B1, B5 and B9.

For maximum nutrient content, purchase organic oranges, as fresh as possible.  The longer they are stored, the more nutrient depletion occurs.

Nexba blood orange cocktail

Ingredients

Servings 2.

1 handful ice cubes
2 shots aperol
100 grams cold pressed blood orange juice
150 grams Nexba Lemon Sparkling Infusion
Orange wedges, to garnish

Instructions

  1. Divide ice cubes between glasses.
  2. Combine aperol and blood orange juice in a cocktail shaker. Shake.
  3. Pour over ice and then top up with Nexba Lemon Sparkling Infusion.
  4. Garnish with orange wedges.



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