Thursday, March 31, 2011

Citrus Squeeze: Minneola + Blood Orange Juice

One of the great pleasures of late winter in Northern California is the abundant supply of a wide variety of fresh citrus fruit such as Minneola tangelos, navel and Valencia oranges, Rio Star grapefruit, Cara Cara oranges and blood oranges. There are infinite ways to enjoy this annual citrus bonanza but one of the most delightful and simplest is to make a glass of fresh squeezed juice. My favorite combination is Minneola tangelo and blood orange juice; this energizing blend creates a beautiful ruby red drink with a delicate aromatic flavor.

Minneola Tangelo + Blood Orange Juice:

2 Minneola tangelos
1 blood orange

Wash fruit, cut into halves and squeeze by hand. Serve immediately in a glass; sip very slowly! Makes one serving.

Brazilian stainless steel hand powered citrus juicer, circa 1991.