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by Caitlin Saniga

Blood orange float

The French vanilla ice cream gives this drink a sweet old-timey feel. But raspberry, pineapple or lemon sorbet would be fun to try. And honey adds sweetness to the naturally tart blood orange juice. If you wanted, you could switch the club soda for ginger ale or lemon-lime soda, too.

  • 3 medium blood oranges
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 cups club soda
  • French vanilla ice cream
It seems to me that the darker the pulp of the blood orange is, the sweeter it is too. Mine were a nice balance of sweet and tart with lots of citrusy flavor.

It seems to me that the darker the pulp of the blood orange is, the sweeter it is too. Mine were a nice balance of sweet and tart with lots of citrusy flavor.

Scrub the peels of the blood oranges, and then slice 4 garnishing wedges from one orange. Set aside.

Juice the rest of the oranges with a fork, press or juicer, then pass the juice through a fine mesh sieve to remove the pulp.

In a glass container, combine the orange juice and honey and microwave for about 1 minute (or long enough to soften the honey).

Even after running my blood orange juice through the sieve several times, a few flecks of pulp remained. No harm, though!

Even after running my blood orange juice through the sieve several times, a few flecks of pulp remained. No harm, though!

Use a whisk to blend the juice and honey together. Chill the juice for 30 minutes.

Divide the juice among four tall glasses. Then divide the club soda between the glasses. Add a scoop of ice cream to each glass, then garnish with orange wedges. Serve with straws and spoons.

Makes 4.

*We’re taking advantage of the winter citrus season (and healthy New Year’s resolutions) during the month of January. Look for six drink recipes focused on lemons, limes, grapefruits, oranges and more. Find all the Fresh-squeezed recipes here.

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