I must admit that I don't really care for blood oranges. We picked up a bag at the supermarket and were very disappointed at the taste. Maybe we got a bad batch, but I was quite underwhelmed.
And so I decided to juice them and turn them into a delicious drink. I also had some lemon juice leftover from making lemon curd, so I had the brilliant idea of combining them. A quick search on Pinterest (does anyone else use Pinterest like Google?) revealed that it was already a thing. I settled on a reliable-looking recipe and got crack-a-lackin'.
Reuben loved the juice. I had to limit how much he drank so I would have enough to take pictures the next day.
And so something mediocre was rescued and turned into a yummy beverage.
This juice is quite intense: it kind of tastes like a grown-up Kool-Aid. You can use sparkling water in place of the water for a more punch-like effect, or you can add more water to make it less biting/sweet. Whatever you fancy!
NOTE: I didn't have full cup of lemon juice, so I reduced the amount of sugar to compensate and used a bit less water. You can always taste and adjust the sweetness if need be!
Blood Orange Lemonade
For the Simple Syrup:
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
For the Juice:
- 1 cup blood orange juice
- 1 cup lemon juice
- 3 cups water (sparkling or regular)
For the syrup:
In a small saucepan, heat the sugar and water until the sugar has completely dissolved, about 5 minutes. Set aside.
Pour the juices and water into a pitcher. Add the syrup and stir to combine. Refrigerate into well chilled. Serve over ice, if desired.
And Now For the Winner of the Sucre Macarons!
I asked y'all to tell me what dessert you were wishing for to enter the giveaway. Seriously, you guys have some awesome cravings.
Using random.org, I selected a winner. And that person is...
Commented #69: Erica (hey, hey!) who was craving chocolate with caramel. Nom nom.
I have emailed Erica with details.
Thank you to all who entered the giveaway.
Have a lovely day!