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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58 comments:

  1. I'm enjoying! You combined 2 of my favorite citrus-y foods, how lovely is that?
    Also love: that you are posting more often ;)

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  2. Yum! That sounds fantastic. Looking forward to the lemon curd!

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  3. That's my all time favorite drink!:)

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  4. Oh that sounds fantastic! I need to track down blood oranges here, AND Meyer lemons, I am determined to find them, LOL! I love lemonade, so this sounds so refreshing to me:-) Hugs, Terra

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  5. Terra oh you can find both in whole foods

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  6. They look like a sunrise - the perfect way to begin a day.

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  7. I would add some gin to that drink! Thanks for the links, I am trying to fit in some of the wonderful winter citrus into every dish that I can think of.

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  8. Looks fantastic!
    Had to tell you I made your mini Lime Key pie. Easy and so good; thank you. I even bought those Digestives biscuits to make the crust; so much better than graham crackers; thanks.
    Rita

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    1. Rita wow thats so cool, love digestive biscuits and you have made my day :-)

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  9. Oh, that looks beautiful and refreshing, Rebecca! The scene on your deck looks like it could be spring there. I just found some beautiful HUGE Meyer lemons at our store this past week.

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    1. look forward to seeing how you use yours, yep the weather has been great the last few day played out with kids a lot :-)

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  10. I love the color of the blood orange. This looks so beautiful and refreshing.

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  11. Beautiful drink Rebecca. I would love to make this, but I would use my leomons since I have a tree full right now and they are my favorite lemons. This is the perfect time for citrus!

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  12. Oh I'd love to make this lemonade!!! I'm in love with both Meyer lemons and blood oranges - these are more expensive but it's totally worth a buy! I can't wait for your lemon curd... oh god if I make it I know I'll be in trouble... non stop lemon curd...

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  13. Rebecca this looks amazing!! I love citrus season! Hope to makes this soon!

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  14. Love blood oranges and cara caras too. I haven't done much with Meyers but my boys love lemonade. Maybe their Super Bowl drink.

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  15. I wish the season was longer for these two fabulous citrus treats.
    Sam

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  16. Sounds like a refreshing drink! We don't don't always get Meyer lemons here but they do appear once in a while. Love the color of the drink.

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  17. I've been living in Florida for years now, but haven't tried Meyer lemons. Shame on me!!

    That looks so refreshing :)

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  18. Looks pretty and so refreshing Rebecca!
    Have a great week!

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  19. Hi Rebecca. I've bookmarked this for the summer. WE're going to resurrect "Cocktail Sunday" in our home, and this with a bit of vodka would be perfect on our deck on a sunny day. Thanks for the idea. Have a wonderful Tuesday.

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  20. mmmm, this looks wonderfully refreshing!!

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  21. I saw you mention this on Twitter, and it sounded incredible. But looking it your photograph of the lemonade makes it even more tempting - what a gorgeously colored drink!

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  22. I used blood orange oil in a recipe this week, it must be citrus season in the blogisphere!

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  23. I don't think there can be a better combination, Rebecca. That looks delicious!

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  24. I love blood orange juice, I have been buying it at whole foods right now and adding a splash to my Seltzer water!

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  25. dietitian drive oh nice idea and thanks for stopping by

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  26. Sounds amazing! Hopefully I can track down some of those (blood oranges shouldn't be hard to find here in florida ;) ) and try it out! Did it really need much sweetener?

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  27. Ooooh how pretty!!! What a great way to feature the color and flavor of blood orange.

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  28. This looks so refreshing! I recently got a new juicer and made a citrus juice with meyer lemons, but did not have any blood oranges...will try this next :)

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  29. oh, my husband loves meyer lemons. i need to make this for him!!! Thanks for the awesome recipes and ideas!!!
    xx, kat
    www.agirlandherfood.com

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