Happy Valentine’s Day! The day of love and chocolates. =P I wanted to sneak in one more recipe for you guys. I found these yummy blood oranges at a local market, and I was seriously stoked. They’ve been popping up all over Instagram, but I couldn’t seem to find them until last week. Seeing the vibrant red color of the center just made me think of summer. And when I think of summer, I think lemonade. So here’s a blood orange lemonade recipe for ya.
I’ve learned a lot about blood oranges in the past week. First off, they are sweeter than normal oranges, so I was careful how much I added to this recipe. I also included lemons so I could get that lemony flavor that you’re accustomed to in lemonade.
The second thing I learned is how to identify blood oranges. lol I was at the store, and the regular oranges and blood oranges were mixed into one pile. And I had not bought blood oranges before, so I was sort of at a loss at how to pick them out without cutting them open. Luckily, the store clerk was super helpful, and he told me that blood oranges have a patch of red on the outside. He even helped me pick them out to ensure that I only got blood oranges.
My first venture into blood orange territory was definitely a success. I almost prefer this non-alcoholic alternative to a glass of wine or a cocktail. I can’t wait to try out some dessert recipes next time!
Have a wonderful night guys! Much love 🙂 <3
Blood Orange Lemonade
- ⅔ cup blood orange juice
- ⅔ cup lemon juice
- 2 cups carbonated water
- 2 cups distilled water
- 3 tbsp sugar
- Combine all the ingredients in a pitcher and mix well. Taste to ensure that it is sweet enough. If it's not sweet enough, add sugar little by little until it tastes just right.