The Best Varieties of Citrus in Florida Make the Best Gifts

The holidays are coming up. If your stumped for gifts this holiday season you can give beautiful Florida citrus fruit gifts to your loved ones. The best varieties of citrus fruit in Florida make the best gifts for the people that you love. Shopping for citrus fruit gifts is easy. You can get all of your shopping done in just a short time. And you can be sure that the fruit being sent to the people that you care about is the highest quality citrus fruit in the world. Florida oranges, grapefruit and other citrus fruits are famous around the world for their superior quality and great taste. When you order fruit gifts online your fruit gifts will be picked fresh and shipped fast. When your loved ones receive the fruit it will taste fantastic and they will love your gifts.

There are several different varieties of citrus fruit that make great gifts. For Christmas gifts you can’t beat Honeybell gifts. Honeybells are super sweet premium fruit that is only around for a couple of weeks in the middle of winter. Honeybells are often called the Christmas fruit because they have a festive bell shape. But Honeybells are best known for their amazingly sweet taste. Honeybells are considered a gourmet treat and many people wait anxiously all year to get their hands on Honeybells. Florida Honeybells make wonderful holiday gifts.

Navel oranges– Navel oranges make great gifts for the holidays or for birthdays. Navel oranges are the perfect gift for anyone with a family. The smaller size of the fruit makes it easy for kids to hold. Navel oranges are also very easy to peel, which makes them much easier for kids to eat. Navel oranges are packed with nutrients and are very affordable. A fruit assortment containing navel oranges and Florida grapefruit is the perfect gift for almost any occasion. Order navel oranges now to make sure that your friends and family get the best gifts.

Grapefruit– Grapefruit is something that many people eat everyday but the grapefruit that comes from Florida tastes nothing like the grapefruit in your local market. Florida Ruby Red grapefruit, pink grapefruit and white grapefruit are shipped straight from the tree at the peak of freshness. Their rich and delicious flavor really comes through. Your friends and family will appreciate the gift of grapefruit that tastes amazing.

 

Party Pumping Grapefruit Drinks for Holiday Parties

June 27, 2011 by  
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Party Pumping Grapefruit Drinks for Holiday Parties

This year add some grapefruit drinks to your holiday party menu. Grapefruit juice is light and refreshing and will bring balance to heavy and rich holiday desserts and savory meals. Grapefruit drinks without alcohol are always great to have on hand for children and for guests who don’t want to consume alcohol at the party. These beautiful and fun grapefruit drinks will be a huge hit with your friends and family members at holiday parties this year:

Grapefruit Margarita – You can make these with tequila or without, if you want to serve them to kids or guests who don’t drink alcohol. These are also fabulous for birthday parties or when you have your friends over for an evening of fun. To make these you will need pink or white sanding sugar, limes, and a lot of fresh pink grapefruit. First make a simple syrup by boiling together some grapefruit juice and sugar. Then pour about a cup of fresh grapefruit juice into a blender with some ice. Blend until the mixture has a great slushy consistency. Mix the cold juice and ice mixture with a few teaspoons of the simple syrup. Add tequila if you want. Blend everything together thoroughly and pour into a glass that has been rimmed with the sugar. Garnish with a fresh lime and you have a delicious and refreshing drink.

Grapefruit Cider Punch – This easy to make seasonal punk will get a lot of attention from your guests. Mix equal parts fresh apple cider and fresh grapefruit juice, then add ginger ale or club soda and ice. The taste is light and sparkling but still has a familiar seasonal taste thanks to the cider. The grapefruit juice will bring out the tanginess of the cider and make it taste rich and delicious. You can make this an alcoholic punch by adding vodka to the mix, but you can also serve it without alcohol. Garnish with candied grapefruit for a sweet touch.

Cranberry Grapefruit Cocktail – This drink has a seasonal taste but also has a nice edge thanks to the addition of vanilla vodka. Boil grapefruit juice and sugar to make simple syrup. Mix the syrup with cranberry juice and a little vanilla vodka. If you want to give the drink a nice consistency add some cranberries blended with ice to the glass and garnish with a sprig of mint. If you want to make the drink without alcohol you can add a touch of grated vanilla bean to the drink to get the bite of the vanilla in the flavor.

Grapefruit Cookies are Perfect for Parties

April 18, 2011 by  
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Grapefruit Cookies are Perfect for Parties

Grapefruit cookies are easy to make and are appropriate for many different types of events. From holiday parties to wedding receptions and baby showers grapefruit cookies are the right thing to serve when you want to provide a chocolate free option for your guests. Grapefruit cookies are also perfect for kids parties when you want to serve something that isn’t packed with sugar. There are several different kinds of cookies that use grapefruit you can make like:

Grapefruit Sugar Cookies – These simple to make cookies are perfect for showers, or for when you have friends over for a book club. They are also fabulous for teacher gifts. To make these cookies follow the basic sugar cookie recipe but add the zest of half a large and fresh ruby red grapefruit. That may seem like a lot of zest, but you’ll love the flavor when it’s finished. You can also add a few teaspoons of fresh grapefruit juice if the dough seems dry. When you take the cookies out of the over add a little more zest on the top of the warm cookie. Your guests will love the tangy and sweet flavor.

Grapefruit Sandwich Cookies – These cookies are a great twist on the classic sandwich cookie. To make these fresh and light cookies start with a basic sugar cookie recipe and add grapefruit zest. Make the cookies small and thin, like shortbread. Make at least 24. While those are cooking mix up a filling by mixing honey, confection sugar, melted butter, and a about half a cup of fresh squeezed grapefruit juice. Whip until it has a mousse like consistency. Frost half the cookies with the filling and then top with another cookie and serve. These are wonderful for summer picnics because they are so light and refreshing.

Tangy Grapefruit Cookies – These cookies have a little more bite to them and are great with cocktails. Mix up a regular shortbread dough, but add a cup of fresh ruby red juice and some grapefruit zest. Bake the shortbread, and then top it with a glaze made by combining fresh orange juice and fresh grapefruit juice into a simple syrup. If you want to give the cookies a bit more tartness you can place peeled grapefruit sections on top of each cookie. To make the cookies sweeter add peeled orange sections. These cookies are wonderful at holiday parties when people don’t want to eat chocolate or other traditional heavy or rich sweets.