I can hardly believe it, but this is my 100th blog post!!! I think it deserves a celebration, and what better way to celebrate than with a cocktail? And as an added bonus, how about a seasonal cocktail? Blood oranges are beautiful and delicious, and unfortunately only available up here in the winter. So I take as much advantage as possible while I can.
Anyways, back to my 100th post party. I have absolutely loved writing this blog. Cooking and baking are such passions of mine and I’m so honored to be able to share them. I’m beyond thankful for my faithful readers; I love reading your comments (and your blogs). There’s a certain salvation to be found in blogging; it’s a terrific creative outlet for me, and one that actually encourages and validates my obsession with all things cooking, baking and eating. That means more than you’ll ever know.
I’m not going anywhere; I have more ideas bouncing around in my head and on notepads and on my computer files than I can probably ever hope to share, but I relish in the attempt. I’m very proud and humbled to be part of the food blogosphere. It’s vast and diverse, and extremely high quality. And though my place in it is very small thus far, it’s an honor to be here, to be constantly challenged to improve my craft, to be more and more creative, and to hone my photography skills more and more.
Thank you all for reading. Cheers to 100 posts and to many, many more! And go make this delicious drink before blood orange season runs out!
Source: adapted from Food and Wine Magazine, November 2007
3 blood oranges
1/4 cup orange liqueur, such as Cointreau or triple sec
1/2 cup plus 1 generous tbs silver tequila
Juice 2 of the blood oranges. Slice the third into wedges. Juice the limes.
Run an orange segment over the rim of each of 2 martini or margarita glasses. Dip the rims in kosher salt.
Combine the citrus juice with the orange liqueur and tequila in a large measuring cup or small bowl. Working in 2 batches, pour the mixture into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well, then strain into each glass. Garnish with a blood orange wedge and serve immediately.
Makes 2 cocktails.