Valentine's day is just around the corner, so here at Frog Hollow Farm we are experimenting with seasonal recipes that can be shared with loved ones. Many holiday feasts are aligned with agriculture and seasonality. During Thanksgiving we gather with friends and family and indulge in the abundance of the fall harvest, for the Fourth of July we celebrate by having picnics and barbeques packed with watermelon, fresh berries, and corn, and for New Years Day we seek prosperity by cooking up collard greens and black-eyed peas. With this is mind we wanted to create a seasonal recipe suitable for Valentines Day, the holiday that celebrates love!
Blood Orange Mimosa
1 ribbon of orange zest for garnish
Juice from 1/2 a Moro Blood Orange and 1 Navel Orange
3-4 ounces of Prosecco
To go along with the theme of red and pink we decided to select blood oranges as our highlighted ingredient, and agreed that mingling it with some bubbly would make an invigorating Valentines Day Mimosa. Chef Becky and I tested the recipe with the Moro Blood Oranges and some Prosecco. This combination alone was a little tart and dry. We wanted to keep the rosy color but add sweetness to the beverage so we decided to use half of the Moro and add one whole navel orange. The end product was a refreshing effervescent delight!
This Valentines Day, begin the tradition of making your own Blood Orange Mimosas.
Cheers to the season of citrus and love.