Friday, February 6, 2015

Blood Orange Lemonade #Valentines #TripleSBites {#dairyfree #recipe #giveaway}

I am on a roll this week.  Can you believe it? A post almost every single day this week. Today it is another post for the #TripleSBites for Valentine's Day and it is something quite out of the ordinary for me a drink.  Yup, that is right I am getting outside of my comfort zone with this one.

Now let's talk Valentine's day for a wee bit - for some it is all about spending time with their sweethearts, others do not care about Vday the least bit, while others yet celebrate the day with their spouses plus kids.  We belong to the last category - we have a special little day for the entire family so there has to be a special drink for everyone not just the parental units.  So now let me present you with homemade Blood Orange Lemonade.

Okay, yes the pictures are less than impressive Ron already told me that but look at this…

yes, that is the Blood Orange Simple Syrup that is the entire basis for this drink. So simple, yet the result is beautiful, deep red in color, plus absolutely delicious…

Blood Orange Simple Syrup

  • 1-1/2 C fresh blood orange juice {juice of about 2-3 blood oranges}
  • 1/2 blood orange, organic, zested
  • 1-1/2 C sugar 
  • 1/8 Tsp almond extract
  1. Combine blood orange juice and sugar in a sauce pan.  Constantly stirring bring to boil, reduce heat to a simmer until the sugar has completely dissolved.
  2. Add zest together with almond extract and mix under the syrup
  3. Let syrup cool down and transfer into a glass container.  Close glass container tightly and store in refrigerator.
Blood Orange Lemonade
  • 2 TB Blood Orange Simple Syrup
  • crushed ice
  • sparkling water
  • 1 blood orange slice for garnish
  1. Pour Blood Orange Simple Syrup into tall skinny glass
  2. Add ice
  3. Top off with sparkling water - stir syrup up 
  4. Garnish with blood orange slice

Now don't forget to enter in the giveaway for fantastic by visiting my #TripleSBites Kick off post and be sure to visit all of the participating blogs.

Are you ready for more great inspiration for Valentine's Day from the rest of the fantastic #TripleSBites bloggers?

Disclaimer:  I have received free products from the sponsors for this event.  All opinions are my own.


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