Blood oranges are really delicious and sweeter than most oranges. The flesh is a dark red blood-like color hence, the name. They can usually be found in the early part of Winter through early May. We had a particularly harsh, cold Winter here in Georgia which meant a lot of curling-up-at-home-and-drinking nights for myself and the hubs.
We found an easy and delicious Food and Wine recipe (though, be warned, these are very strong and you may want to use a little less tequila and add more as needed). I'm going to work on a strawberry version this summer and will post a recipe if it turns out as delicious as this one!
Blood Orange Margaritas
Fresh-squeezed juice of about 12 Blood Oranges (enough for 1 qt.)
Fresh-squeezed juice of about 12 limes (enough for 1 1/2 cups)
1 1/2 cups Cointreau or triple sec
3 1/2 cups Silver Tequila
Mix juices with tequila and refrigerate for about 30 minutes. Salt the rims of glasses and serve over ice.
(We cut the recipe in half since it was just the two of us and it was still delicious!)