Blood Orange Food and Drink -- Worth Every Drop
Margaritas are also being poured at Samba inside the Mirage in Las Vegas. The Mirage Blood Orange Margarita combines El Jimador Silver Tequila, Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur, Agave Nectar, Monin blood orange syrup, with fresh lime juice and dressed with an orange raspberry fruit chip. For a different kind of kick with your OJ, try Bar Moderno's Stone Wall at Aria, a delightful combination of Maker's Mark 46 Bourbon, Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur, fig jam and fresh lemon juice served over ice. And for true refreshment, J.R. Starkus, rm seafood's lead bartender, has created the On the Fly with Haymans Old Tom Gin, fresh-pressed blood OJ, Swedish herb bitters, fresh lemon juice, Velvet Falernum and tamarind vinegar.
|The Blood Orange Jalapeno Margarita is just one item at Los Angeles' Border Grill to take advantage of the too-brief blood orange season.|
"I created On the Fly for my guests and their palate. The idea is for my guests to be introduced to an approachable cocktail that all guests will be eager to try," Starkus said. "I started out with ordinary ideas and tweaked the recipe with new ingredients, such as blood orange and vinegar, in hopes of creating a drink that the guest would not normally order."