Blood Orange Martini Recipe

Blood Orange Martini is a very simple orange flavoured cocktail made with good quality citrus vodka, cointreau and fresh Blood Orange Juice. Take advantage when the blood oranges are in season and surprise your friends, family and colleagues with this delicious and colourful cocktail. The taste of Blood Orange Martini is more or less like the taste of raspberry. However, it also has a perfect orange citrus flavour that helps in making an excellent martini. This recipe makes one drink but multiply the quantity of the ingredients if you plan to serve more than one.

Prep time: 3 to 5 minutes
Yield: 1 Serving

Ingredients:
Citrus Vodka: 60 ml / 2 oz
Cointreau: 30 ml / 1 oz
Fresh Blood Orange Juice: 60 ml / 2 oz
Ice cubes or crushed Ice as required
Blood Orange Slice for garnishing – optional

Instructions

  • 1

    It is always a good idea before starting anything that you thoroughly wash your hands and the entire work surface that you will be using to make this delightful martini. Also, clean or wash all of the utensils, glasses and ingredients that you will be using to put this recipe together in your kitchen. Remember you might want to make it a habit of cleaning everything before preparing any food or beverage at home.

  • 2

    Place a martini cocktail glass in the refrigerator until it gets nice and chilled. Meanwhile, take a cocktail shaker and fill it ½ ways up with ice cubes or crushed ice.

  • 3

    Now, gradually pour 60 ml of fine quality citrus vodka, 30 ml of Cointreau and 60 ml of fresh blood orange juice. If you feel that you want your martini a little light then you can always just reduce the amount of vodka that you use in this recipe.

  • 4

    Seal the cocktail shaker properly and shake it rigorously until all the liquor mix thoroughly. You will want a nice smooth texture to the mixture so be sure to repeatedly check the consistency while shaking. Try to not over shake your mixture as you do not want it watery.

  • 5

    The Blood Orange Martini is now ready. You can strain it into a pre-chilled martini cocktail glass. It is entirely up to you as to how you want to serve your martini to your guests. You can garnish with a fresh blood orange slice and serve immediately. Your guests are sure to love this delicious martini.

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