Toast the Golden Gate Bridge’s 75th birthday

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The famous orange painted span turns 75 tomorrow.  Celebrate by drinking this cocktail created by Campari America…


2.5 ounces California sparkling wine
1 ounce Campari
1 ounce blood orange juice (or substitute regular orange juice)
0.5 ounces rich simple syrup* ( to make rich simple syrup, please see recipe below)
1 dash orange bitters (Regan’s Orange Bitters No. 6 is recommended)
orange peel for garnish

San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge


Blood orange juice helps turn this cocktail a color resembling the Golden Gate Bridge.  Add Campari, orange juice, simple syrup and bitters to an ice-filled shaker. Shake and fine strain (to remove any pulp) into a champagne flute or coupe. Top with sparkling wine. Zest the orange peel over the top of the drink and drop the peel in the drink or discard. Note: to make rich simple syrup, heat two parts sugar to one part water and stir until dissolved. Store covered in the refrigerator between uses.


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