I think the blood orange is about one of the prettiest citrus fruits in existence.  When Oakley from Freida’s Specialty Produce asked me what I would like and blood oranges were on the list, well, I had to choose them.  She not only sent me some blood oranges, but the sugar cane swivel sticks, Meyer lemons and crepes!  I have another post with the Meyer lemon for you coming up soon and hopefully yet another one with the crepes!  However, today is dedicated to the blood orange.  Also, did you know they featured me as Food Blogger of the Month for December?  Follow the link to their newsletter to check it out (and subscribe to it while your there!)

I decided I wanted a fruity, slightly sweet drink with a little hit of heat.  I keep thinking about the drink I had at Bonefish Grill with the jalapeno.  Alas, I did not have a jalapeno (which is rare for me) and I was not going to drive to a store to get one.  So, I made due and used a little cayenne.  Worked great 🙂  However, I still want to make this with jalapeno!  This is enough for two drinks.  One for you and one for me, or maybe two for me and you go make your own.  😉  Enjoy!


Blood Orange Pepper Pot

Yield:  2 drinks
Ready in:  less than 10 minutes

4 ounces blood orange juice
1 lime, juiced
2 ounces pineapple juice
2 ounces vodka
1 ounce gold rum
dash cayenne pepper
sugar cane swizzle stick
lime zest

Fill shaker halfway with ice.  Add blood orange juice, lime juice, pineapple juice, vodka, gold rum, and a dash of cayenne pepper.  Cover shaker and give a good shake.  Pour into serving glasses, add a sugar cane swizzle stick (to chew on) and top with some lime zest (for look).  Enjoy!

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Pam January 4, 2014 at 3:23 pm - Reply

    I'm going to try this drink it sounds so good and refreshing. I bet it would kick this cold I have in the butt.

  2. anyonita green January 5, 2014 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    What a great use for blood oranges! 🙂 I hate oranges but I love drinks made using orange juice, especially blood oranges! I've pinned this to my drinks board to try when blood oranges are in season 🙂

  3. Debi Wayland April 24, 2014 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    This sounds delish! I love the combination! And so full of vitamin C, I think it's also a healthy drink! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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