Blood Orange Food and Drink -- Worth Every Drop
In West Hollywood, Cecconi's fresh juice menu features Moro blood orange juice squeezed to order. Jeremy Back, bar manager of City Tavern in Culver City, features the Left at the Altar, an expert mixture of Nolet's gin, Cointreau, blood orange gastrique and forbidden bitters. For a classic cocktail, Andaz West Hollywood is serving a blood orange "Old Fashion," a concoction of red blossom farm blood orange, raspberries, agave syrup and bitters.
New York showcases some fascinating creations. Jean Georges Vongerichten's wildly popular ABC Kitchen is serving a Blood Orange Bellini with blood orange juice and cremant d'alsace. Pera Mediterranean Brasserie's Blood Orange Gimlet combines Tanqueray Rangpur Gin, fresh blood orange puree (a popular Mediterranean cuisine ingredient) and lime. At Yerba Buena Perry, chef and owner Julian Medina and bartender Alex Valencia's Sangrita is packing heat with a decadent mix of blood oranges, hot sauce, a little black pepper, salt, lime, lemon juice and tomato water.