While out shopping the other day I noticed they had blood oranges at Yokes. I have seen them on tv, and have always wondered what they could possibly taste like so I decided to buy a couple. I had no idea how I wanted to use them, but I was leaning towards some sort of drink since I figured I would likely get the best taste of the blood orange that way with fewer other ingredients to get in the way.
I came across this one while searching and thought it sounded perfect. The original recipe is for double the amount, but I am glad I decided to make half because to my surprise when I cut into the second orange (which was not part of the recipe) that I wanted to use as garnish I discovered that it was not “bloody” at all, and in fact there was just a slight amount of red inside. Having no knowledge of blood oranges I am not sure if this is something that happens once in a while or what, but it surely would have been a disappointment if I had needed for the recipe! I still cut it up and threw it in though since I didn’t want to waste a perfectly good orange, bloody or not.
You definitely won’t find a more SIMPLE recipe and though the flavor is somewhat understated I found this drink to be quite refreshing. I tasted a bit of the blood orange before mixing it in and it was very good. Sweet and citrusy with just a hint of something else, which according to an internet search is raspberry. I dunno, maybe it’s a hybrid of the two? Anyway they are very good. It also results in a nice pretty pink color to the lemonade!
Blood Orange Lemonade
Serves : 4 Time to make : 10 minutes
- 8 cups cold water
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 blood oranges, juice of
- 2 lemons, juice of
- Combine water and sugar in a pitcher and stir until sugar is completely dissolved.
- Pour in the juice of your blood oranges and lemons and stir well.
- Cut up what’s left of one of each lemon and blood orange and submerge in the lemonade.
- If you want, add some ice as well.
- Chill and serve.