With Valentine’s Day coming up, I knew I wanted to make a cocktail using Blood Oranges. I love everything about them. First off, they are gorgeous! Secondly, they taste amazing! Depending on where you live they can be difficult to find, but they are definitely worth the search. They are super healthy, the red flavonoid pigments that give the oranges their bold crimson color are also filled with antioxidants that can help to prevent a whole range of free radicals and diseases. Taste wise, they are so much smoother than regular oranges, and a little sweeter too. They are good in salads, cakes, donuts, & scones amongst other foods. They are fantastic paired with any liquor. So today, I’m going to pair them with vodka in this Blood Orange Crush.
What Exactly Is A Vodka Crush?
A crush is a popular drink around here. The most common flavor at local restaurants seems to always be an Orange Crush which would typically consist of an orange vodka, fresh hand squeezed orange juice, triple sec & a large splash of club soda. Some other popular choices are Grapefruit Crushes, Lime Crushes, & Watermelon Crushes. The key is the fresh squeezed juice, so pretty much any fruit can be made into a great Crush!
For this i’ll be using fresh Blood Orange Juice, a Blood Orange Vodka, and a little San Pellegrino Sparkling Blood Orange. Plus, tiny little heart ice cubes, [totally optional;)] because you know, Valentine’s Day <3!
… & On To The Cocktail
First you’ll cut your gorgeous blood oranges and squeeze out as much juice as you can! I’m just using a good old fashioned hand juicer. As soon as you have enough juice, set it aside. In a tall glass add ice, filling it to the top. Next, add the vodka and then pour your juice over the ice. You’ll want to leave about an inch of room in the glass. Finally, top it with a big splash of your Blood Orange San Pellegrino. This is a perfect cocktail if you’re looking for something fresh and easy!
Blood Orange CrushPrint Recipe
- 1 1/2 ounces of vodka
- 1/2 a cup of Blood Orange Juice
- Large splash of San Pellegrino Sparkling Blood Orange