I think the blood orange is about one of the prettiest citrus fruits in existence.  When Oakley from Freida’s Specialty Produce asked me what I would like and blood oranges were on the list, well, I had to choose them.  She not only sent me some blood oranges, but the sugar cane swivel sticks, Meyer lemons and crepes!  I have another post with the Meyer lemon for you coming up soon and hopefully yet another one with the crepes!  However, today is dedicated to the blood orange.  Also, did you know they featured me as Food Blogger of the Month for December?  Follow the link to their newsletter to check it out (and subscribe to it while your there!)

I decided I wanted a fruity, slightly sweet drink with a little hit of heat.  I keep thinking about the drink I had at Bonefish Grill with the jalapeno.  Alas, I did not have a jalapeno (which is rare for me) and I was not going to drive to a store to get one.  So, I made due and used a little cayenne.  Worked great 🙂  However, I still want to make this with jalapeno!  This is enough for two drinks.  One for you and one for me, or maybe two for me and you go make your own.  😉  Enjoy!


Blood Orange Pepper Pot

Yield:  2 drinks
Ready in:  less than 10 minutes

4 ounces blood orange juice
1 lime, juiced
2 ounces pineapple juice
2 ounces vodka
1 ounce gold rum
dash cayenne pepper
sugar cane swizzle stick
lime zest

Fill shaker halfway with ice.  Add blood orange juice, lime juice, pineapple juice, vodka, gold rum, and a dash of cayenne pepper.  Cover shaker and give a good shake.  Pour into serving glasses, add a sugar cane swizzle stick (to chew on) and top with some lime zest (for look).  Enjoy!