I have a blind faith in anything Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg do. When I heard they were teaming up with Breaking Bad writer and producer Sam Catlin to create a series based on a comic book for AMC, Preacher, I was immediately excited. Around this time last year, the first season premiered and I was instantly hooked. It's an off-center show that's a bit Tarantino, a bit Breaking Bad, a bit This is the End and a peppering of a few more filmmaking styles. It's cinematic, funny, well acted and very gory. The whole season was just added to Hulu, and I found myself super excited for it to return so I started to watch again. In a particularly gory introduction, non-True Blood or Twilight vampire Cassidy abruptly gets into a fight on board a swanky airplane, leaves everyone dead and jumps out of the plane with just a bottle of blood and an umbrella to use as a parachute. Once again, I took on the challenge of turning something decidedly gross into a delicious drink that resembled the real fake thing. It's the perfect fresh pairing for a spring and summer meal.
Blood Orange Lemonade
inspired by Preacher season 1, episode 1
- makes 1 drink
- 3 blood oranges
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- 3/4 tsp sugar
- 3/4 cup sparkling water
Juice oranges, and include some of the pulp. Reserve one slice for garnish if you wish. Fill empty glass with ice and sparkling water, it should only be a little more than half full. Add in blood orange juice and stir with knife or cocktail stirrer. Reserve a slice of lemon for garnish if you wish. Squeeze in lemon, stir again. Add sugar, stir again. If you like it more sweet than tart, you can add more sugar to taste. If not, garnish the glass with fruit slices and enjoy! Obviously, add alcohol if you wish!
recipe adapted from Green Healthy Cooking.
[made while watching The Handmaid's Tale.]