I'm a blood orange freak. When they're in season (right now!), I can think of nothing else fruit-wise. Blood oranges are intense and rich, like a fabulous punch of wonderfulness (perhaps everything the Hawaiian Punch ad men tried to tell us it was, when the guy came crashing through walls? I digress...).
So, when I picked up some red naval oranges out of curiosity last week, I was completely disappointed. They would have been fine in any non-blood orange season, but in comparison to my ruby-colored lovelies, they were just sweet.
What to do with the comparatively lame oranges? Easy peasy cocktail: I juiced the orange, added a shot of vodka and a little ice, and voilà!