Sunday, January 29, 2012

Meyer Lemon and Blood Orange Lemonade





This is a super simple drink, a lemonade made with meyer lemons and blood oranges, so don't wait grab them next time your in the store the season is short and sweet. 


From Wikipedia -  the Meyer lemon is native to China a cross between a true lemon and either a mandarin or common orange. It was introduced to the United States in 1908 by Frank Nicholas Meyer,  who collected a sample of the plant on a trip to China. Blood oranges hail from Sicily and were once only served for Royalty their rich color stems from anthocyanin a potent antioxidant and are also a great source of vitamin C and potassium.

Ingredients 

  • juice of 3 meyer lemons
  • juice of 2 blood oranges
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
Method:
  1. use a simple juicer to extract the juice of citrus fruits
  2. mix in desired sugar or sweetner and ice
  3. and enjoy :-)





 here's a cool link from the LA Times - 100 things to do with Meyer Lemons - stay tuned for lemon curd, I made that last week, so good 

and another link for great recipes for blood oranges from NPR

So who else is enjoying citrus season as much as me :-) 





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