Campfire Cocktails: Celebrating Citrus

If you’ve bitten into a juicy grapefruit or grabbed a cara cara orange from the produce section, you know we’re in the throes of citrus season.

There’s nothing better than grabbing your favorite fruit, heading up to a tiny cabin, and making a delicious concoction of your own to pair with some disconnected time away.

We tapped Getaway friend and mixologist Maggie Mae Dale to use citrus as her inspiration – blood oranges, specifically – to craft some campfire cocktails for us. Enjoy these by the campfire, in your tiny cabin, or even when you return back home.

Negroni

A simple riff to spice up your negroni. Add fresh blood orange juice. Blood orange juice will add a gorgeous ruby color, and lovely sweet acidity to your negroni.

1 oz London Dry gin
1 oz Campari
1 oz sweet vermouth
.5 oz fresh blood orange juice

Stir gin, Campari sweet vermouth, and orange juice in mixing glass with ice for 15-20 seconds. Strain over fresh ice or large rock (optional). Garnish with fresh blood orange, or orange twist.

Resting Spritz Face

My ideal spritz, bitter, full of citrus and refreshing! I love to describe Contratto Aperitif as a sexy sophisticated cousin to our girl (Aperol). Blood orange and lemon add a beautiful acidity, and passionfruit liqueur adds a touch of sweetness to round out the bitter aperitifs.

1.5 oz Contratto Aperitif
.5 oz campari
.25 oz Giffard passionfruit liqueur 1 oz blood orange juice
.5 oz lemon juice
2 oz dry Prosecco
1 oz soda

Stir Contratto aperitif, Campari, fresh juice, and Giffard passionfruit liqueur over ice in wine glass. Add Prosecco and splash of soda. Garnish with fresh slice of blood orange or orange slice.

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