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Blood Orange Lemonade

There aren’t many fruits that I look forward to being in season during the winter, but blood oranges are definitely one of them. In season roughly November through May in the US,depending on where they are grown, they usually show up at my grocery store around mid January, but I start keeping an eye out for them in December.

One of my favorite things to make with them is a flavored lemonade. It’s a little work, but more then worth it. I top mine with Blavod vodka for an extra kick (and macabre color), but it’s refreshing on its own as well.

Blood Orange Lemonade:

1 cup blood orange juice – squeezed from about about four oranges

1 cup lemon juice- squeezed from about ten small lemons

1/4 cup orange juice- squeezed from one orange

3 cups water

3/4 cup simple syrup

One blood orange sliced

One lemon sliced

Combine all ingredients in a pitcher and let sit for at least an hour. Top with vodka for an extra kick.


  1. I was going to send this post to my 14 year old son. He loves variations on simple syrup. But I could see him taking the vodka part to heart. Maybe I’ll just cut and paste the age appropriate stuff.


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