Today my gorgeous staff, colleagues and volunteers gave me a suprise afternoon tea and my gift was an Imperial mandarin (to plant in the garden, donchaknow), and a block of Lindt Intense Lemon dark chocolate. We also had a honey and marmalade cake, and the birthday cake was orange cupcakes, iced and arranged to look like balloons. There was also citrus flavoured jellies.
Mum and Dad are giving me a ruby grapefruit for the garden as well.
Add this to the garden's lemon, lime and limequat (think cumquat but with limes) and it will be Chez Citron around here quite soon. I'm thinking margaritas with the limes, gin and tonic with the lemon, and vodka and pink grapefruit juice once they start cropping. Now I just have to get some pomegranates (I REALLY want a pomegranate hedge) and I can make grenadine for Tequila Sunrises. Yum, how would that be, a Tequila Sunrise with fresh mandarin juice and home made grenadine?
This image is for a Grapefruit Campari Martini - I LOVE pink drinks!