Orange juice is boring. This year, we’re spiking our champagne with citrus of a different variety. Pressed Juicery’s brand new, Blood Orange Kumquat juice is gorgeous, interesting and pretty darn healthy — basically, the ideal Valentine.
Blood oranges — with all their anthocyanins, folic acid, vitamin C, polyphenols and carotenoid molecules — are associated with improved cardiovascular health while also fighting free radicals and inflammation. They’re lower in sugar than navel oranges, while supporting improvements for a range of metabolic issues. And did we mention they’re gorgeous? Kumquats, bursting with vitamin C and A, are packed into an adorable — and edible! — omega-3, fiber-rich peel.
We’re obsessed with both of these citrus fruits, but usually at a loss for what to do with them. This festive cocktails (and a mocktail too!) put them to good use and help to amp-up the health benefits of our usual brunch fave.
Here’s how to make the blood orange kumquat mimosa with a hint of turmeric, plus a probiotic-rich mocktail for those of you who’d rather go champagne free!
Blood orange KUMQUAT mIMOSA
Chill first three ingredients. Combine in pitcher, stir and pour into glass. Add garnish, if desired, and serve.
probiotic blood orange MOCKTAIL
Chill first four ingredients. Combine in pitcher, stir and pour into glass. Add garnish, if desired, and serve.