Posted by on Thursday, January 24, 2013 in Beverages

Blood oranges are in season, and despite their gruesome name, blood oranges are such a wonderful fruit. Their unassuming exterior – they pretty much just look like any other orange – hides gorgeous garnet sections that, when squeezed, make for a stunning juice that’s almost neon pink in color.

Food bloggers love them, of course. I mean, have you seen these pretty pink blood orange bars? Or these gorgeous margaritas? Or these insane donuts? Or this sorbet?!

So naturally, I thought I’d trash it up a bit. That’s right … blood orange screwdrivers, baby!

Blood orange screwdrivers | Kitchen Treaty

Ahh, screwdrivers. So easy, so delicious, so dangerous, so … old school. Is it just me, or don’t you totally equate screwdrivers with strawberry Boones, Bartles & James wine coolers and Schmidt beer? Or is it just me and the fact that I had way too many screwdrivers in red Solo cups at illicit high school strictly-over-21 parties?

Well, no matter. Because I think the introduction of fresh blood orange juice might just fancy it up a bit. Especially when you mix it with good vodka and abandon the red plastic cup for, you know, a nice glass number. Pure class, my friends, pure class.

Blood orange screwdrivers | Kitchen Treaty

Oh, and they’re great for V-Day, too, if you’re thinking about that already. Because how cool is it that you can hand a Valentine-pink cocktail to a romantic prospect and say, “wanna screw … driver?”

Blood orange screwdrivers | Kitchen Treaty

Yes? No? Okay. Sorry, sorry.

Blood Orange Screwdrivers
 
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Fresh blood orange juice makes for a pretty pink twist on the classic screwdriver.
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Recipe type: Beverage
Yield: 1 drink
Ingredients
  • 4 ounces fresh-squeezed blood orange juice (about 3 medium blood oranges)
  • 2 ounces fresh-squeezed navel orange juice (about 1 medium orange) (can substitute more blood orange juice if desired)
  • 2 ounces good vodka
  • Ice
Instructions
  1. Add juices and vodka to a highball glass. Stir. Fill with ice. Serve.