Hi! It’s Heather. I usually work behind the scenes around here (editing, assisting, baking, etc.), but Rich decided to turn this post over to me. I think the title explains why. Anyways, I’ve never blogged before, so here it goes!
Ok, so Rich brought home some blood oranges, and wanted to create a drink with them, but wasn’t sure what direction to go in. I got to thinking… blood oranges… vampires… Twilight! Seemed like a natural progression to me…
While playing around with different combinations, we actually came up with two drinks we liked. Naturally, I dubbed them the Team Edward and the Team Jacob.
Team Edward: Shake 1 oz. Absolut Los Angeles and 1 oz. fresh squeezed blood orange juice with crushed ice. Strain into a champagne flute and top with chilled Chateau Frank Celebre Rosé. Garnish with a blood orange twist. Light, sweet, and sparkly, just like Edward!
Team Jacob: Combine equal parts Three Olives Triple Shot Espresso vodka, Godiva Chocolate liquer, and fresh squeezed blood orange juice in a shaker with crushed ice. Shake and serve in a martini glass. Garnish with a blood orange half-slice. Dark, sweet, and silky. Yeah, that’s Jacob!
Try them both, and let me know which team you vote for!