Whenever we think of tomatoes in our drinks, the first beverage that pops to mind is the Bloody Mary.

Whenever we think of tomatoes in our drinks, the first beverage that pops to mind is the Bloody Mary.

Lycopersicon Phobia – the fear of tomatoes. While we couldn’t find any hard statistics, chances are that someone you know (if not you!) is afraid of tomatoes. In fact, for over two centuries beginning in the 1700s, the entire European continent had a fear of tomatoes. In fact, the tomato was even nicknamed the “poison apple.” Why?

Countless aristocrats got sick and died after eating tomatoes during this time, creating widespread fear that tomatoes were a deadly fruit. The reality though, was that these wealthy Europeans used pewter plates to eat their meals. High in lead content, the acidity from tomatoes would leach lead from the tableware, thereby poisoning those who ate them.

Of course, whenever we think of tomatoes in our drinks, the first beverage that pops to mind is the Bloody Mary. Whether you have a fear of too many tomatoes or simply want to try something new, there are fortunately many ways to add unique flavor to your beverage. With fall right around the corner, there is perhaps no better drink to modify and enjoy than the Blood Orange Bloody Mary.

As blood oranges come into season in the winter, now is the perfect time to begin enjoying these beautiful fruits and add unique flavor to your palate. Unlike typical oranges, blood oranges boast a subtler citrus flavor that doesn’t overpower the other ingredients.

The blood orange can be traced back as far as the 18th century in the Mediterranean region.

The blood orange can be traced back as far as the 18th century in the Mediterranean region.

If you’re having doubts over a fruity Bloody Mary, you’re not the first. But trust us, this combination works incredibly well.


Blood Orange Bloody Mary

6 servings

To make this delicious recipe using premium blood orange syrup, carefully add all ingredients into a large pitcher. Whisk together until all flavors are thoroughly infused together. Season with salt and pepper to taste and pour into six glasses filled with ice. Cut the blood orange into beautiful wedges and use as garnish.


With premium blood orange syrup from Amoretti, you’ll be amazed at how this subtle citrus flavor actually enhances the already-delicious Bloody Mary. When you add unique flavor with blood orange syrup, the warmth of blood orange dilutes the tanginess of tomato.

Are you a blood orange syrup fan? Let us know on the official Amoretti Facebook Page if you decide to try the recipe!

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