There’s nothing scary about blood oranges, but with Halloween around the corner it seemed like a perfect time to try out a Blood Orange Juice and Honey Mimosa!
Blood oranges start popping up in the grocery story in the fall but are at their best in the winter. They taste similar to a regular orange but are a bit more intense (and sometime more bitter) but a little less acidic. And of course the orange juice is a bright red. (So watch out if you have white marble countertops!)
I’ve red that blood oranges can be sweeter than regular ones but there’s such a wide range of sweetness when it comes to citrus fruit that I think it’s hard to consistently say which is which.
I love the color and while it tasted great on it’s own, my test subjects liked the extra bit of sweetness from the honey. Maybe it helps to mellow out the bitterness? I only mention that because it’s great on it’s own if you don’t want to deal with adding honey.
Ready to try it out?
Grab a glass, fill it 2/3rds of the way full with your favorite bubbly, add a splash of freshly squeezed blood orange juice and a dash of honey. Honey simple syrup is actually ideal because cold honey just clumps in the bottom, but really it’s ok if you just add in the honey. *
*I’ve also seen mimosas made with blood orange juice and St. Germain liquor. So if you like more of that floral flavor, just add a dash of it, instead of the honey.
Toast the person closest to you and bottoms up.