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13 Things To Do With Blood Oranges

13 Things To Do With Blood Oranges

  1. Sangrias, baby. (Red wine + Triple Sec + apple juice + blood oranges + lime wedges; spice with sugar, whole cloves, cinnamon sticks.)
  2. Eat them plain in front of your preferred vampire entertainment.
  3. Combine with beets for the reddest, healthiest salads. (Option 1: Roasted Beet and Blood Orange Salad with Spicy Greens; Option 2: Baby Beet salad with Blood Oranges, Shaved Fennel and Chevrot Cheese)
  4. Take your mouth on a honeymoon. (Read: Blood Orange Cheesecake)
  5. Margaritas, baby. (Blood orange juice + lime juice + Cointreau + silver tequila + salt, sage sprigs, ice)
  6. Write an absurdly sexual poem using blood oranges as a thinly-veiled metaphor. (Also possible: an absurdly violent poem.)
  7. Caramelize ’em. (Dissolve sugar + water over low heat, turn heat up until it begins to caramelize. Pour syrup over finely sliced blood oranges.)
  8. Salsa! (blood oranges + avocado + red onion + diced chile pepper + lime, salt, olive oil.) I don’t eat seafood, but I hear this is good with shrimp, mahi mahi, tilapia, etc. Just make sure to find sustainable fishies so the seas don’t go empty :(
  9. Eat them messily and pretend you are a zombie.
  10. Braise them. Cut oranges into rounds and braise with rosemary, butter, chicken broth. I hear it makes an excellent side condiment.
  11. Snack in the Secret Garden. Chop fresh mint and rub it into some sugar; sprinkle over blood orange pieces. (I don’t know why this recipe makes me think Victorian childhood, but it does.)
  12. Goat cheese crostini with Blood Orange and Black Pepper Marmalade. And then die of pleasure.
  13. Start a band called “The Blood Oranges.”