Do you remember way back at the beginning of 2020 when I said that I would be back writing and creating recipes twice a month? Yeah, well, I didn’t exactly take into account that a pandemic would occur… I am not going to drone on about COVID-19, as it’s often all that we talk about now… But what I will drone on about is this blood orange ale vinaigrette! It’s perfect for all of your summer salads! It is so fresh, healthy and refreshing!! On a hot day when all you want is a light and refreshing meal, make this dressing and pour over top any of your favourite greens and veggies!
Medicine Hat Brewing Company is the creator of this Burnside Blood Orange Ale that is used for my Blood Orange Ale Vinaigrette. I wrote about this brewery when I posted the Cherry Lime Beer-Aid almost two years ago. You can read about how they are basically a 100-year-old brewery there! Or here, on their website. Through the coronavirus, Alberta breweries, along with almost every other business, had to close their doors to the public. Most breweries changed their entire business model and started becoming a beer delivery service. We sat at home and ordered from a brewery directly once a week to help support – but Medicine Hat was a little too far for us to have delivered, so luckily our local liquor stores were stocked with all of Alberta’s local craft beers. Even in phase 2, most breweries are continuing to offer to order online, including Medicine Hat Brewing Company. Find out more about Medicine Hat Brewing Company and what you can order from them today on their site, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
The Burnsie Blood Orange Ale in the Blood Orange Ale Vinaigrette pours a cloudy orange with a finger width of bubbly white head that recedes quickly. The smell is of orange juice, grainy malts, earthy hops, and predominantly orange citrus. It tastes sweet and mellow blood orange with a biscuity malt finish. The mouthfeel is light bodied with high carbonation – bitey on the tongue and slightly dry in the finish. Overall the 4.5% ABV fruit beer is a nice sweet citrus ale and brightens up the vinaigrette nicely.
Blood Orange Ale Vinaigrette
- 3 ounces Blood Orange Ale Use any citrus based fruit ale
- 4 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 Tbsp. finely minced red onion
- 1 Tbsp. Honey
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tsp orange zest
- Salt and pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients in a bowl, whisk well to combine. Serve on your favourite bowl of fresh greens and vegetables!