Some foods can surprise with their almost-mischievous personalities. Such is the case with blood oranges. Like a sly party-goer, the blood orange seems dressed for a masquerade ball. It is wrapped in a rather normal coat, but once stripped off, the passionate, sweet and juicy insides are…va-va-voom! Blood oranges have an interesting flavor, one that is simultaneously citrus-y and raspberry-like. Its name, of course, is derived from the blood-like color of the fruit, which truly does resemble blood. If this makes you or your guests uncomfortable, just call them "Sangria oranges" (Sangria means blood in Spanish) and everyone will be happy.
One of the lovely things about blood oranges is how versatile they can be: from cocktails, to salads, to soups, to main dishes and desserts, make them a part of your winter menus!
Blood Orange Mojito. Mojitos are the "hip" drink of 2010. Consisting of rum, mint or basil, and cane sugar, the addition of blood orangesRead More »from Beautiful Blood Orange Recipes For The Winter