Blood Orange Champagne Cocktail

With that leftover blood orange syrup from the blood orange olive oil cake, make a drink! If you don't want to make a cake, you don't have to - the recipe for the blood orange syrup is below with a great cocktail idea!

Candied orange and syrup
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup honey
1/8 tsp ground cardamom
2 oranges {1 navel and 1 blood}, thinly sliced
3 cups water

Directions: For candied orange and syrup combine all ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil. Cool for 40 minutes until you have made a syrup. Remove orange slices. Can be made the day before, refrigerate and chill. And use to sweeten cocktails!

Blood Orange Champagne {for me}
2 oz orange syrup
1 blood orange, half squeezed in and the other half thinly sliced
1/4 cup champagne
2 oz orange juice
garnish with mint and sliced blood orange

Serve over ice

Blood Orange and Bourbon {for acg}
3 oz bourbon
2 oz orange syrup
2 oz tonic or seltzer
2-3 dashes of bitters

Serve over one large ice ball, cube or straight in martini glass