Blood Orange and Lime Martini

Blood Oranges are my favorite seasonal fruit and I have taken full advantage of it this year. For Christmas, I tested out a recipe for a Blood Orange Martini that was potent and delicious. With it’s pinkish red color and raspberry-orange flavor, I have decided it is the perfect cocktail for Valentine’s Day. I rim the majority of my fruit based martinis with sprinkles. Besides the obvious festive factor, I also love the sweet crunch you get with each sip.

Blood Orange and Lime Martini

So without further adieu…

Blood Orange and Lime Martini

Makes 1 Cocktail

1 ounce blood orange juice
1/2 ounce lime juice
2 ounces vodka
1 1/2 ounces Cointreau

Directions: Combine all of the ingredients with ice in a shaker. Shake for approximately 30 seconds. Strain into glass and enjoy!

*Don’t skimp on the liquor in this cocktail! The drink will taste bitter if there isn’t enough liquor to cut through the lime juice.

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Make: Brown Sugar Lip Scrub

A while back, I decided to try some of those sugar/salt scrubs I had seen all over Pinterest.  I made a body scrub that used salt, lemon juice, and olive oil to name a few ingredients.  It felt great on my skin, but left me smelling like a hint of olive oil.  I found this rather odd. So, when I chose to take what I learned from the body scrub to make my own lip scrub; I made some ingredient replacements.

Lip Scrub

Brown Sugar Lip Scrub

4 heaping tablespoons of brown sugar

4 tablespoons of coconut oil (the liquid kind)

1 tablespoon of honey or agave nectar

Mix them all together and put in your favorite jar or tub. You want the mixture to appear wet, but not swimming in the liquid.  Use twice a day or as needed for silky smooth lips!