Thursday, January 26, 2012
Seasonal fruits are one of the best ingredients. They can brighten up salads, dressings, meats and my all time favorite... COCKTAILS!
Buddha Hands. Fragrant fruit that looks very odd, yet beautiful. According to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddha's_hand) "Buddha's hand fruit is very fragrant and is used predominantly by the Chinese and Japanese for perfuming rooms and personal items, such as clothing.
Cara-Cara Martini is sweet, tart and refreshing. Here's the recipe:
3 Medium size Cara-Cara Oranges - 1 for zesting & 2 for juicing
1/2 Meyer's lemon juice
1/4 cup Cara Cara simple syrup (see previous Blood Orange Martini recipe)
3/4 cup of Grey Goose Vodka (unflavored)
1/8 cup of ice cold water
Simple syrup recipe and martini recipe: See previous Blood Orange Martini recipe to make simple syrup and martini. Substitute Blood Oranges for Cara-Cara Oranges.
Remember.... cooking with loves, makes any recipe taste better!