We'd argue blood oranges taste even better than limes in a margarita; too bad they're out of season right now. Thankfully, we've arrived armed with a pint of blood orange sorbet and our favorite tequila to create a thirst-quencher fitting for Spring and Summer: the blood orange sorbet margarita. With its slushy, creamy consistency and its citrusy punch, we promise it'll be your next go-to drink on a hot day. Watch the video to learn more.
Fruits and veggies can be slim pickings during the Winter, but not when it comes to blood oranges. Since the crimson color of the fruit's flesh makes it a perfect pairing for Valentine's Day, putting it in a celebratory cocktail makes total sense. It's full of nutritional goodness, too: blood oranges are a great source of vitamin C, and also contains a good amount of vitamin B1 and folic acid. If you're not a drinker, substitute the champagne for soda water in this recipe.
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I started with a mint-infused simple syrup. While that cooled, I pulled out my glass citrus press (just like my grandmother had!) and hand-juiced some blood oranges. Even with the manual juicing, the whole process is quite quick and in only a few hours, I had refreshing and flavorful sorbet. If you want to feed your vamp guests this sensational sorbet, keep reading.
If you've found this season's salads to be a bit lacking, take inspiration from this wintry mix that lauren recently prepared.
I love trying out new salad combinations; this one is grapefruit, blood orange, avocado, arugula with a homemade basil dijon mustard vinaigrette.
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My favorite refreshment? A Sicilian cooler, served straight from the skilled hand of San Francisco bartender Jackie Patterson. With a reverent nod to Italy, she played up the naturally floral, piquant, and slightly bitter flavors of blood oranges with Solerno, Campari, and lemon juice. For a sip that'll transport you to the streets of Palermo, read more.
I have two perfectly ripe blood oranges waiting to be juiced. That's why I thought I'd give this recipe from Food & Wine Cocktails 09 a try. It's an ode to oranges with orange vodka, fresh orange juice, and orange liqueur.
I recently got sent a bottle of Solerno, an Italian blood orange liqueur, so I used it rather than triple sec. The resulting cocktail has the brilliant color of Spring tulips with the fresh, sweet, tart flavor of blood oranges. It's smooth, delightful, maybe a little too easy to drink, and ideal for sipping on a sunny afternoon. For the uncomplicated recipe, read more