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Playing How To Make John Cusimano's My Bloody Valentine Cocktail

Wintry blood oranges are the secret ingredient to John's cocktail, a seasonal ode to the classic champagne-based French 75 (check out his Italian 75 here). 

John created this drink to go with the Valentine's Day dinner he made for Rach: Chicken Saltimbocca with Wilted Garlic Spinach. And don't miss the Dark Chocolate Almond Torte With Fresh Berries that Rach's sister made for them!

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  • 1½ ounces gin
  • ¾ ounce fresh squeezed blood orange juice
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup
  • 2 dashes Campari
  • ​​​​​​​Ice
  • 3 to 4 ounces champagne or sparkling wine
  • Blood orange twist, for garnish


Serves: 1


Combine gin, orange juice, simple syrup and Campari in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, shake and strain into a chilled champagne flute or coupe. Top with champagne and garnish with blood orange twist. 

Always drink responsibly.