Each winter, Marko selects organically grown, tree-ripened Blood Oranges from Central CA. Within 3 days, the oranges are delivered to our distillery to be crushed (skins and all). Extracting the flavor & color takes nearly 6 months. The extraction is then integrated into our award-winning Clear Vodka. What you taste are 100% real Blood Oranges - they're free of the artificial flavors, essences and so-called "natural flavors" found in most flavored spirits today.