Sweet and tangy citrus juice meets spicy ginger beer in this simple cocktail. Start with your spirit of choice–vodka or bourbon–and add fresh squeezed juice from blood oranges and Meyer lemons. Top with ginger beer for extra flavor and effervescence.
Blood Orange and Ginger Cocktail Recipe
1 ounce vodka or bourbon
2 ounces fresh-squeezed blood orange juice
1/4 ounce fresh-squeezed Meyer lemon juice
2 ounces cold ginger beer
Lemon or blood orange wedge
Fill a glass with ice. Add vodka, blood orange juice and lemon juice; stir. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with lemon or blood orange wedge.
Makes 1 drink
-Can’t find blood oranges? Try with mandarin orange juice or red grapefruit juice.
-For the best flavor use fresh squeezed juice, and be sure to use ginger beer rather than ginger ale.
-For a nonalcoholic mocktail, mix equal parts blood orange juice with ginger beer.
More blood orange drink recipes:
Blood Orange Margarita
Blood Orange Chia Drink
What a weekend! The sun was out, the temps were up and this and every other Minnesotan broke free from winter hibernation.
Despite the promise of spring, there were still lingering signs of winter like slushy ice on the lakes and blood oranges in my fridge. I took care of the blood oranges by juicing them and mixing up a few drinks like this simple sparkling juice with chia seeds. (Of course, I also made a cocktail that I’ll share later this week.)
Blood Orange Chia Drink Recipe
1/2 cup cold water
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 cup blood orange juice, chilled
1 cup sparkling water, chilled (I used LaCroix grapefruit flavor)
To make chia gel, combine cold water and chia seeds in a small bowl. Let stand at room temperature for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chia seeds soak up the water and form a gel.Divide chia seed gel between 2 glasses. Top with blood orange juice and sparkling water. Drop in a few ice cubes and serve with straws to stir the drink and suck up the chewy chia seeds.
Makes 2 drinks
More chia recipes:
Simple Pumpkin Chia Pudding
Vanilla Chia Pudding from Eating Clean Recipes
Usually I stay far, far away from margaritas that are so bright they glow. The exception is when that glow comes naturally, like in this blood orange margarita. Bright and beautiful citrus is one of the things that makes winter bearable, so I’m taking full advantage of it. Made with freshly juiced blood orange and lime mixed with tequila, orange liqueur and simple syrup, this margarita just might get me through the snowy season.
Blood Orange Margarita Recipe
1 1/2 ounces blanco or reposado tequila such as Patron (made from 100% agave)
1 ounce blood orange liqueur or clear orange liqueur such as Cointreau
2 ounces fresh blood orange juice
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
Blood orange slice
Add tequila, orange liqueur, blood orange juice, lime juice and simple syrup to cocktail shaker. Add ice to cocktail shaker; cover and shake vigorously. Strain into chilled glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with blood orange slice.
Makes 1 cocktail
What is simple syrup? Simple syrup is 1 part granulated sugar dissolved in 1 part water.More ways to marg:
Grapefruit Margarita from Drink and Cocktail Recipes
Meyer Lemon Margarita from Drink and Cocktail Recipes
A few weeks back I shared a recipe for an easy, savory Cashew and Coconut Snack Mix. It’s a simple mix of raw cashews plus coconut flakes toasted in the oven with a sprinkling of ras el hanout Moroccan seasoning. It’s a simple and good snack when eaten by the handful. Surprisingly, it’s even better in a yogurt breakfast bowl. Seriously. Start with plain Greek yogurt and sprinkle with spiced cashews and coconut. Top with a sliced blood orange and drizzle with honey. It’ll be a good morning.
Citrus, Cashew and Coconut Yogurt Bowl Recipe
3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (I prefer full fat or 2%)
1 blood orange, peeled and sliced
1/4 cup spiced cashew and coconut snack mix
1 teaspoon honey
Spoon Greek yogurt into a serving bowl. Top with blood orange and the spiced cashew and coconut mix. Drizzle with honey.
Makes 1 yogurt bowl
You might also like:
Savory Greek Yogurt Bowl