Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Wednesday Cocktail Blogging

Whoever claims that there are no seasons in Santa Barbara clearly doesn't have a blood orange tree in the backyard. We, luckily, do, and the tree, pleasantly, is bearing fruit. We brought the first couple in last night, and while they are still more orangy than bloody, they are both beautiful and have great personalities taste delicious. While we make several cocktails with them, and like to reduce their juice with butter and shallots and a splash of Grand Marnier to make a great glaze for pork chops, we opted for Bloody Ritas last night. Here's the recipe:

1 oz fresh blood orange juice
1 oz fresh lime juice
2 oz Cointreau
4 oz good tequila

Shake everything well over ice. Pour into chilled cocktail glasses garnished with blood orange wedges that you've zipped about the glass edge. Makes two.


Anonymous Mike said...

I'm not a cocktail guy (unless you count pouring a rich, malty ale into a martini glass), but those Bloody Ritas sound pretty good.

12:46 PM  
Blogger George said...

Alas, I'm a cocktail guy. And a malty ale guy. And a wine guy.

Generally not all 3 in one night, but still....

1:15 PM  
Blogger CLD said...

Yummy! Now I have to hunt down some blood oranges... shouldn't be too hard in Florida, right?

BTW, I love cocktails and wine. Beer and I used to be mighty friends, but alas, we're not talking to each other any more.

6:22 AM  

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