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Welcome to the last post of 2016!!!

Blood Orange Champagne Mule | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest
{these two people are my favs}

Oh my gosh, I cannot believe that I’m actually writing the very last post of the year, but it’s here, and come Sunday, it will be 2017…and come Monday we’ll be talking all about healthy eats! First though, I thought we needed to ring in the New Year with some bubbles, and apparently some sparkles too. I mean, it is New Years and I feel as though pulling out all the stops is totally necessary, right?

So I made us these fun cocktails. This is a Moscow Mule, but with the addition of champagne and a substitution of blood oranges. And yes, these are totally as awesome as they sound. And easy too, which is a must on New Year’s Eve. Originally, I had another drink in mind for today’s post, but over Christmas my family kept making Moscow Mules. They love them because they can be easily made and of course, they are really good. We like to make these pomegranate mules, but I knew that for my New Year’s Eve drink I wanted it to include two things:

Blood oranges and…

Champagne!

Blood Orange Champagne Mule | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest
{that kid though. the best}

I feel like New Year’s Eve cannot be complete without a bottle of champagne, it just seems like a must.

And as for the blood oranges, well they are just starting to come into season, and they’re the prettiest citrus out there! Their red hue is super festive, so again, a must!

I made these the other day with the help of two brothers and a girlfriend…aka the hand with all the pretty jewelry…aka Cait. 🙂 So a grand total of eight hands on deck and way too much fun popping champagne bottles and lighting sparklers. Also, I feel like I need to mention that yes, that is my 16-year-old brother Red popping that bottle. He begged me to let him do it. Said he needed to practice in case he makes the podium at any of his next competitions. Whatever, he opened the bottle, got his shirt a little wet, was quite happy and went on his way. Typical.

We had a lot of fun making and photographing this drink. I love having extra hands around to help get fun shots. It makes my work day a little more exciting. OK, and the newly turned 21-year-old brother Malachi was pretty excited about his 4 o’clock cocktail hour. It’s safe to say that he and Cait greatly enjoyed these. And with good reason, they are honestly so awesome. The blood orange juice is key, as it adds the color and flavor, but if you can’t find them in your grocery store simply use pomegranate juice or even just regular orange juice. After that the rest is simple as can be, just add lime juice, vodka, ginger beer and champagne. All in one glass and all so good. Bring on the New Years Eve fun!

Blood Orange Champagne Mule | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Speaking of which, do you guys have any fun plans? I have not a clue what will be going on around here, but tonight the family is doing a sleigh ride dinner, so I’m sure that will be fun, crazy and slightly cold, brrr!

Hope you guys are ringing in the New Year with family friends and good cocktails…meaning these mules! 🙂

Blood Orange Champagne Mule | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Blood Orange Champagne Mule.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories Per Serving: 156 kcal

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Ingredients

  • juice of 1/2 a medium blood orange
  • juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 8 leaves mint
  • 2 ounces chilled ginger beer
  • chilled champagne for topping

Instructions

  • In a glass, combine the blood orange juice, lime juice and vodka. Add the ginger beer and top with the champagne. Garnish with blood orange slices and fresh mint. Drink!

Blood Orange Champagne Mule Punch

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings: 8

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Ingredients

  • juice of 2 limes (about 1/2 cup)
  • juice of 2 small blood orange (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) vodka
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 2 (8 ounce) ginger beers, chilled
  • 1 (750ml) bottle champagne, chilled

Instructions

  • 1. Combine the blood orange juice, lime juice, vodka, and mint in a large pitcher. Stir to combine and chill until ready to serve.
    2. When ready to serve, fill the pitcher with ice. Slowly add the ginger beer and champagne. Ladle into glasses. Garnish with blood orange slices and fresh mint. Drink!

Blood Orange Champagne Mule | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Cheers to the end of 2016, and to welcoming in all that 2017 will have to offer! Have a Happy New Year!

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  1. 5 stars
    This is an excellent celebrate anything drink. I celebrated starting at my new job this week!
    Cheers!
    Really great drink. Thank you!

  2. 4 stars
    I made this for last night’s NYE celebration. It’s very good and refreshing. I didn’t have blood orange but I replaced it with Cara Cara Pink Oranges instead. Still amazing!

    1. Hey Chelsea,
      Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try, I am so glad it was enjoyed! Happy New Year! xTieghan

    1. Hey Anna,
      Gin would work well here! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! Happy Holidays! xTieghan

  3. I’ve made this twice now. For New Years Eve 2019-2020 and now for work friends joining me at my home after work on a Tuesday in March. It’s been a hit both times. I was happy to share the recipe to keep the good memories growing.
    Brenda M

    1. Hi Brenda! I am so glad this turned out amazing both times for you and is creating such good memories! Thank you for trying it! xTieghan

  4. What if you were making a large serving and using a 32 ounce of bottled blood orange juice. What would be the measurements for the other ingredients? Thanks:)

    1. Hi Lea! You can use the calculator located on the recipe to multiply the numbers. I don’t feel comfortable doing the math for you. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you and happy holidays! xTieghan

  5. 5 stars
    Thanks so much for posting this! We offered to bring drinks and appetizers for a NYE gathering, and found this. The store was out of blood oranges, so we used grapefruit. Everyone loved them! Definitely a keeper. ; )

  6. I MADE THE WHITE CHRISTMAS MOJITOS, i DO HAVE A QUESTION. IS THE COCONUT MILK A SWEETENED COCONUT MILK AND DO YOU HAVE BRAND YOU USE?
    THANK YOU. lOVE YOUR SITE AND YOUR RECIPES.

    1. HI! I like to use Thai Kitchens unsweetened coconut milk. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe. Thanks so much!! xTieghan

  7. 5 stars
    Hi greetings from the UK. Does the amount above make 2 flute cocktails? Thanks
    Best Wishes for a Happy New Year…

    1. Hi Nina! The recipe above is for just one flute cocktail. I would just multiply it by how many you would like to make! Thank you!

    1. HI! see below.

      juice of 4 medium blood oranges
      juice of 4 limes
      4 ounces vodka
      14 leaves mint
      1 (12 ounce) chilled ginger beer
      1 (750ml) bottle chilled champagne

  8. Happy you let your brother pop the cork on that bottle as he reach the podium at the Olympics! Congratulations to your brother! Thank you for s delicious drink!

  9. What size glass did you use here? Drink sounds amazing, but I can’t imagine all that liquid would fit in a standard sized champagne glass? Maybe I’ll try putting it in a coupe.

    1. HI! Mine was just a standard size champagne glass, but a coup glass would be fun too! Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Happy Holiday’s ? 🙂

  10. Such a wonderful drink to celebrate the New Year! Wish I found this recipe earlier. Well, I guess any time is a good time for a champagne mule 🙂

  11. You had me at blood orange, but I also LOVE moscow mules and champagne! This is definitely a winning combination!

    Happy New Year!

    xx Allison
    alwayseatdessert.com

  12. Haha I LOVE that picture of your brother and the champagne! Such joy! Love this recipe… I’ve been on the hunt for a festive cocktail for NYE. Happy New Year!

  13. That picture of your brother with the champagne is the best! ?
    This cheerful drink is so bright and pretty. I might just have to keep it around for other celebrations beyond New Year’s Eve.

  14. Blood oranges are one of my favorite things about winter. This is a festive drink for sure! Enjoy ringing in the new year…you certainly have a lot to celebrate!