It is officially spring time and citrus trees are bountiful with fruit! Today we are going to focus on blood oranges because I have a special Frozen Vanilla Blood Orange Daiquiri that I want to share with you all. This Frozen Vanilla Blood Orange Daiquiri is the perfect combination of freshly squeezed blood oranges & limes, organic cassava syrup, vanilla rum, and Chambord aka black raspberry liqueur! Yep, I know that Chambord was totally unexpected but trust me, it belongs in this frozen daiquiri. It balances out the slight bitterness of the blood oranges. And actually blood oranges have slight notes of raspberries so it totally fits to add Chambord to this drink. Let me explain a little bit more about blood oranges.
Blood oranges are such tasty fruit, I’d describe them as being a little bit more bitter than the average orange but the acidity is much lower. You can even find some blood oranges that are sweeter than say navel oranges. The blood oranges that you find in the grocery store around this time of year (January to May) are the Tarocco variety which is a lot sweeter and not as deep of a purple as the Moro variety that is available from December to March. So, in my opinion, I think right now is the best time to buy and use blood oranges!
You guys want to hear a quick funny story? I was supposed to have this recipe up a few weeks ago (before I started my colon cleanse which I will be sharing my experience with that on here next week). I couldn’t get the post up because I didn’t write down the recipe. *insert face palm* Guys, I felt like the biggest idiot. I told myself, “How, sis? How did you manage to do an entire photo shoot after creating the recipe but forgot to write the recipe down?!” I am so disappointed in myself. Honestly, truly. *Joanne the Scammer voice* LOL So because I was cleansing and was sick for a good week after I abruptly stopped the cleanse I did not feel like drinking any alcohol, therefore, I didn’t have the opportunity to remake the Frozen Vanilla Blood Orange Daiquiri in order to write the recipe down…until yesterday!
So last night I remade the Frozen Vanilla Blood Orange Daiquiri and WROTE THE RECIPE DOWN! No worries, guys, everything is all good now!
Tips for this Frozen Vanilla Blood Orange Daiquiri
You can use whatever sweetener you would like in this Frozen Vanilla Blood Orange Daiquiri, I decided to use Madhava Organic Cassava Syrup, which is a fructose free sweetener that tastes AMAZING and can be used like simple syrup or even Caro syrup. I plan to feature it in a pecan pie recipe one day. The organic cassava syrup isn’t cloyingly sweet and has a very clean flavor so you don’t have to worry about it tasting kind of “off”. It is made from the cassava root or tapioca.
Remember to roll the oranges on your countertop very well in order to get as much juice from them as possible! I even like to pop citrus in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds to get the juices flowing.
This is such a quick and simple drink recipe. I do hope you all try it soon and tag me in your pictures/post. Let me know in the comment section down below when you plan on creating this recipe! As always, if you like this recipe please be sure to Pin it or Yum it in order to save it for future reference. Also, please share this with your family and friends by using the share buttons at the side, top, or bottom of this post. If you aren’t already following me on social media I think you REALLY should. That’s where you’ll see behind-the-scenes snapshots of my recipe creations and also share some insights into my life. Here are the links: Bloglovin’,Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat to stay up-to-date. Also, please subscribe to my YouTube channel because I will be adding another video next week!
- 1/3 cup blood orange juice
- Juice of 1 lime
- 2 teaspoons organic cassava syrup or simple syrup
- 1- ounce vanilla rum
- 1- ounce Chambord or black raspberry liqueur
- 1.5 cups ice
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high for about 30 seconds until fully blended.
- Pour into chilled glass and serve immediately.