Blood Orange Cocktail
Category: Cocktails & Appetizers | Blog URL: http://www.activefoodie.com/valentine-cocktail-a-sexy-and-exotic-blood-orange-cocktail/02/2010/
This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.
Photo: Active Foodie
Dave and I enjoy staying in and cooking our own special occasion meals. There is something extra special about coming up with a menu, working together in the kitchen, and enjoying the fruits of our labor in the peace and comfort (and quiet) of our own home. So, in preparing a perfect Valentine’s menu, the first thing that I like to think of is the perfect cocktail to kick off the evening. Because it is Valentine’s Day and all, I wanted something sexy. The first two things that came to mind were strawberries and cherries. For some reason those two fruits just didn’t do it for me. Then a couple of days later it came to me…Blood Oranges!! Of course! Something sounded so exotic and sexy about blood oranges. It was the perfect fruit to develop my cocktail around! Now, what to pair with it… I decided on a vodka cocktail, and instead of sweetening it with sugar, I opted for the subtle floral sweetness of St. Germain. And to balance it all out, I added a splash of citrus. This cocktail is DELICIOUS!!
So if you are looking for a red, sexy and exotic drink to serve to your hunny…or to have for yourself (no hunnies required!) grab a couple of blood oranges at the store and give this cocktail a try.
And why yes, those are heart shaped red velvet cakes filled with cream cheese frosting in the background! That is one of my absolute favorite cakes! So if you need a dessert suggestion, why not try making these adorable heart shaped cakes. Just bake the red velvet cake in a sheet pan and use heart shaped cookie cutters to cut out cute little hearts, then cut in half and fill with cream cheese frosting. Voilà, a perfect Valentine’s dessert!