This time of year, we can’t get enough blood oranges.
And its rich, ruby flesh sure adds some color to the otherwise often dreary Chicago winter days. Maybe it’s why they’re in season this time of year.
When we saw this recipe for Blood Orange Bloody Mary on A Beautiful Mess, we knew we had it give it a shot. We’re oh so glad that we did. Citrus, sweet and savory dancing together in a tall glass. It’s sure to please.
We changed up the recipe a bit, using gin instead of vodka to add a little extra smoothness. We also added horseradish and fresh cracked pepper, well, because we love the spice.
Ingredients (makes single serving)
Four parts tomato juice
2 oz. of gin (we used Tanqueray)
Juice of 1 blood orange
Juice of 1/2 lime
1 tsp Tabasco sauce
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp horseradish
Fresh cracked pepper
Celery and blood orange to garnish
Pour gin into tall glass filled with ice (we made it a double). Next, get juicy and add the tomato, blood orange and lime juices. Finally, season with Tabasco, Worcestershire, horseradish and fresh cracked pepper. Stir with a tall spoon. Add celery and a slice of blood orange for garnish and enjoy!