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This is a very popular cocktail that we created for Christmas last year. It was a definite hit with our guests…and readers 🙂
I love that Blood Orange season coincides with the holiday season. They are only available from December to about February. Now, I know the name doesn’t conjure up a warm, fuzzy Christmas feeling. But, if you haven’t tried this delicious citrus, you don’t know what you’re missing. Do yourself a favor and pick up a few Blood Oranges the next time you are at the market.The flavor is so different than an average orange. To me the taste is sweeter and tangy but not tart. The flesh really is blood red and the juice looks like punch.
Add the vodka…
…and orange liqueur.
Add ice to your cocktail shaker.
Pour in your ingredients…
And shake, shake, shake…
Pour into your martini glasses.
This cocktail is slightly sweet and the color is so pretty.
I made one with a sugar rim and one without, so that my Honey Bee and I could do a taste test. The simple syrup is enough sweetness for this cocktail. The sugar rim is not needed in our opinion. But we kept tasting just to be sure 🙂
I can’t wait for my family to try this cocktail. I will let you know what they think 🙂 Ho Ho Ho…Cheers Y’all!