Sassy Spicy Sanguine Sling

The blood orange has a crimson, almost blood-colored flesh (aptly defined as “sanguine”) and about the size of an average orange. Its unique dark maroon color is due to the presence of antioxidant anthocyanins—found in many flowers but rarely in citrus—and develops in the fruit when temperatures dip at night. Fragrant and flavorful, a freshly squeezed blood orange combined with vodka, Grand Marnier and spiced honey crème creates a cocktail that sparks both tart, spicy and sweet…a most sassy libation indeed. Cheers!

SASSY SANGUINE SLING

Sassy Spicy Sanguine Sling

The blood orange has a crimson, almost blood-colored flesh (aptly defined as “sanguine”) and about the size of an average orange. Its unique dark maroon color is due to the presence of antioxidant anthocyanins—found in many flowers but rarely in citrus—and develops in the fruit when temperatures dip at night. Fragrant and flavorful, a freshly squeezed blood orange combined with vodka, Grand Marnier and spiced honey crème creates a cocktail that sparks both tart, spicy and sweet…a most sassy libation indeed. Cheers!

SASSY SANGUINE SLING

Honey Apple Bourbon Martini

Julia M. of Fat Girl Trapped in a Skinny Body has discovered what we’ve always known…our honey crèmes make amazing simple syrups for cocktails!  Her microwave trick, turning honey crème to liquid, is super-smart.  You can also do on the stove:   combine equal parts honey crème and water in a pot and simmer until honey crème dissolves.  Store in the refrigerator for 2 weeks.

Julia’s choices, lemon and spice, are perfect matches to bourbon and apple.  Visit her blog for  the Honey Apple Bourbon Martini recipe. Cheers!