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!
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.
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?”
Yes? No? Okay. Sorry, sorry.
Blood Orange Screwdrivers
- 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
- Add juices and vodka to a highball glass. Stir. Fill with ice. Serve.
I love blood oranges. And those screwdrivers are beautiful! yum
They really are so pretty! It feels a little wrong making them into screwdrivers … and also a lot right. 😉
After the week I’ve had, I could use about 3 of these right now. And they are so pretty and pink! 🙂
Sorry to hear you had a bad week! I think I remember you saying you’re not much of a drinker so this one *must* have been bad. Hope this one is much better. 🙂
I recently found your blog and love your recipes! This is a great drink to remind us that spring is coming. Thanks!
Thank you so much Jill! Yes, the bright cheery color helps us see that spring is on the way … I don’t know about you, but I need it badly!
mmm this is just what the doctor ordered this afternoon. I love screwdrivers but have never had them with blood orange juice before. I have to try it! Gorgeous photos. Now I’m thirsty. 🙂
Thank you thank you! They definitely hit the spot on a Friday afternoon.
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