Thursday, March 29, 2012

Blood Orange Lemonade.

I had my first taste of blood orange lemonade at the Purple Onion in Los Gatos and have been hooked ever since; refreshing & reminds me of Spring.

I'm a little obsessed with this color, can't you tell?

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 cup fresh blood orange juice (fresh sqeezed  = 4 to 6 oranges)
1 cup fresh lemon juice (fresh sqeezed = 6 to 8 lemons)
3 cups club soda
1 lemon
1 blood orange
1 teaspoon of orange blossom water (optional)
fresh mint sprigs, for garnish

Directions: In a saucepan heat sugar and water for about 5 minutes until all the sugar is dissolved and it becomes a syrupy consistency, or simple syrup. Set aside to cool slightly.

Fill a pitcher with ice and pour in the juices, simple syrup and club soda. Slice the lemon and blood orange into rounds and place them into the pitcher and stir.

Pour yourself a glass, garnish with mint & enjoy!

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