Like a food nerd, I got excited when I went to the market & found blood oranges in the produce section.

Blood oranges happen to be one of my favorite citrus fruits. Not too sweet, super juicy, and fun to look at.

When you slice one open, you never know what you will see. The flesh of the fruit can range from dark orange to dark red.

I was having company for dinner the other night and was going to keep it simple with wine but since I scored the blood oranges, I decided to have some fun and do martinis instead. Mindspill


– 3 oz fresh blood orange juice
– 3 oz Tanqueray Gin
– 1 oz St Germain (elder flower liqueur)

Add  your liquids to a shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously.

Strain and pour the refreshing concoction into a chilled garnished martini glass and enjoy. This mix is enough for two drinks.

If you’re in the market for a great citrus juicer, I HIGHLY recommend the Breville Citrus Press. I found one on eBay as a refurb a few years ago via Breville and it is one of my favorite kitchen tools.