I was in Trader Joe’s today and scored 2 bags of blood oranges for only $2.49 each!
In the past finding this unusual orange meant driving the distance to a specialty food store and paying what seemed like a king’s ransom for the honor. You can understand my excitement about this deal at Traders.
All I could think about was crafting my all-time favorite cocktail, Blood Orange Martinis this weekend!!
The bright maroon colored flesh seems like a freak of nature. The rich and vibrant hue makes me want to break into a happy dance.
Generally we think about darker colored foods having greater nutritive value but the truth is there is not much difference between a navel orange and a blood orange.
The flavor is a different story. Blood oranges are less acid than their counterparts and have a distinct smell and taste of red berries. This explains why the seasonal fruit is so special and perfection in my cocktail.
I hope you will grab a few bags of blood oranges, squeeze that precious juice and shake a few cocktail along with me. We can toast each other!
à votre santé!
Blood Orange Martini
1 part orange vodka
1 part blood orange soda
2 parts blood orange juice
½ part triple sec
Zest of ½ orange
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain before serving in a glass with a sugar rim.