I’m crazy excited to share our very first recipe from Fortunate Feast today! Thank you again to everyone for your support and kind comments in relation to this new series. Like I mentioned before I’ve been dying to get a food series going on this blog for a REALLY long time, and having a collective series such as this, with such an amazing group of people is a total dream. I hope you’ll enjoy all of the yummy recipes that are to come in the months ahead!

If you’ve been following along in the past couple weeks, I started the series off by showing a behind the scenes look at the initial process for our first dinner here, and last week the spring inspired tabletop design here. Up next is this cheery and vibrant cocktail called the Blood Orange 75. From the moment I saw Seth pour the first cocktail of the night, I couldn’t get over how intense the color was – it’s absolutely gorgeous!! I’m telling ya, this drink would easily impress any dinner guest and those blood orange garnishes are too amazing for words. I also LOVE knowing that the Gin for this cocktail was sourced right here locally in Seattle! Hope you enjoy!

Blood Orange 75
1 1/2 oz Gin
1 oz blood orange simple syrup
1 1/2 oz blood orange juice
4 oz Chilled Prosecco
1 slice blood orange
Simple Syrup -
1 cup sugar + 1 cup water, in a small sauce pan bring mixture to slight simmer to dissolve sugar. Once sugar dissolves, remove pan from heat and place 6 slices of blood orange in to the mixture and let steep for 30 min. Fish out the orange slices and pour simple syrup into a squeeze bottle and store for up to 1 week.
In a shaker half-filled with ice-cubes, combine the gin, simple syrup and blood orange juice. Shake well and pour into your glass of choice, top with Prosecco and garnish with orange slice.

FF Collective : {photography : Monica Hines | food and recipe development : Seth Hines | styling and art direction : Jenn Elliott Blake | custom graphics & titles : Amy Moore | PNW sourced ingredients : Big Gin - made in Seattle WA & Wine By Joe - made in Oregon}




Amazing!! I have been loving this series so much! This drink looks delicious and the table was gorgeous :) Question: where did you find those mint rimmed glasses? I may have missed the link in the table styling post but I can’t find it :) Thanks!

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Hi Kendra! Thank you so much! SO happy to hear you are enjoying FF! Those mint rimmed glasses were an Anthropologie find :) http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/shopsale-home/S24316283.jsp


My husband and I ADORE blood orange. And, these pictures? So, so, so gorgeous…

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That is one beautiful looking cocktail, and it sounds delicious! Love these photographs, I will check out Monica’s photography. I’ve had a lovely time browsing through your blog, you have a beautiful space here – I love the clean looking design and the way you design the different images and montages in your posts :)

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