Blood Orange & Rose Creamsicle Cocktail Recipe

Valentines day is around the corner, which means lots of pink, red, and flowers flooding our feeds! My husband and I actually have never celebrated the holiday. However, we always make cocktails and dinner together.

So it’s somewhat of a romantic night (rather than getting take out and sitting on the couch, staring at our phones or laptops.) One concoction I, Ashley, will be making this year is a Blood Orange & Rose Creamsicle Cocktail!

Blood Orange & Rose Creamsicle Cocktail - Sugar & Cloth

Blood Orange & Rose Creamsicle Cocktail - Sugar & Cloth

Blood Orange & Rose Creamsicle Cocktail - Sugar & Cloth

What Ingredients Are In The Blood Orange & Rose Creamsicle Cocktail?

This is a grown up creamsicle. Not only is it boozy, but it is comprised of great ingredients that keep it from being cloying. Vodka creates a neutral base that doesn’t compete with the Licor 43, a vanilla, citrusy herbal liqueur.

Cream gives the cocktail a great texture and helps mellow out the booze, you almost can’t taste (dangerous?!) If your are wanting a delicious drink to make for your V-day celebrations, this cocktail will woo you with it’s cream, sweet and citrusy flavors!

 

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If you follow me on Instagram, you know I have been using lots of blood oranges in my cocktails. I can’t help it! They are the prettiest color and have a slightly sweeter flavor then regular oranges.

Lastly, I wanted to add in a floral component, which is unexpected in a creamsicle. It paired so well with the Licor 43 and besides, what’s Valentines days with out some roses?!

Speaking of, look at that hot pink rose — how perfect is that color? I will definitely be hinting to the Mr. to pick me up a similar bouquet soon!

Champagne is a great way to celebrate the day, but I like something a little more special and personal like making a custom drink together! Do you have any unique traditions for Valentines Day?

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Blood Orange & Rose Creamsicle Cocktail (yields 2 drinks):

  • 2 oz vodka (I used Belvedere)
  • 2 1/2 oz Licor 43
  • 2 oz organic cream
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 3 oz oz fresh blood orange juice
  • 10 drops rose water
  • Blood Orange slice, garnish

Make simple syrup. Add all ingredients aside from blood orange slice into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a glass with ice. Garnish with blood orange slice.

17 thoughts on “Blood Orange & Rose Creamsicle Cocktail Recipe”

  1. For a minute I thought this drink had Rose Wine, but is Rose water ;) I still want to make one right now and drink it! It almost 5:00pm here in Seattle and waiting on the hubs to come home from work to take one of the boys to soccer :)

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  2. I really like the way you celebrate Valentine’s day. It shouldn’t be pompous. It should be romantic and private and me and my husband always do the same thing. We don’t drink cocktails though, but the recipe you suggested is very good and I will make a batch when I meet up with my friends. Have a lovely week!

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