You Know The Saying, When It Comes To Fruit And Veg, “The Darker The Colour, The Better It Is For You”?
And that’s especially the case with these gorgeous blood oranges that are currently in season.
Coming from the citrus family they’re also packed with vitamin C, but did you know they also contain folate, calcium and B1 too? Boom 👊
And due to the higher level of anthocyanin (the natural antioxidants that give these guys their distinctive bright red colour), blood oranges pack a punch with antioxidant benefits. That’s the free radical fighting, anti inflammatory, anti viral and anti cancer benefit kind of antioxidant, compared to your regular orange, orange 🍊 …lol
When ripe, it tastes almost raspberry like with a citrus tang to it.
With it getting lighter in the evening now here in Melbourne, what better way to see the day out then with a refreshing blood orange cocktail.
I added the juice of 1 blood orange to my G&T over finely crushed ice, garnished with a slice of blood orange and sprig of rosemary, and it was, refreshingly delicious.
So if you’re looking for a refreshing, easy to drink, drink, why not give the blood orange a try 🍹
Now time to relax and enjoy this blood orange gin & tonic.
What’s your G & T combo?
* Please drink responsibly *
Blood Orange Gin & Tonic
What better way to see the day out then with a refreshing blood orange cocktail.
- 1 shot gin
- 1 cup ice crushed/shaved
- 1 blood orange juiced
- 1 stick of rosemary
- 1 slice of blood orange
- 1 tsp promegranate molasses
- 1/2 cup tonic water
Pour 1 shot of gin over shaved ice
Then add, tonic water, blood orange juice, pomegranate molasses and gently mix till combined
Pour in desired glass and garnish with a slice of blood orange and a sprig of rosemary
Crushed and shaved ice makes this drink almost slushy/slurpee like and very easy to drink. However if you like it more of a normal G & T, just use ice cube.