Friday, April 6, 2012

Blood Orange Martini - Happy Friday!

It's Friday, I got out of work early and it is a beautiful sunny afternoon in NC. I took it upon myself to have a drink on the back patio to take in the last rays of Vitamin D of the day. I had two blood oranges left in my fruit basket (and probably last of the season), and decided to mix it with vodka. Inspired by my Mom's famous Cosmopolitan recipe, I thought I would share my Blood Orange Martini. 

Blood Orange Martini |

Beware...this is a bit strong, so one is probably enough and your husband might just get hooked on fruity drinks!!

Happy Friday!

Blood Orange Martini

Serves: 2
Prep time: 5 minutes

2 Blood oranges, juiced (about 4-5 Tablespoons)
3 shots of your favorite vodka
2 tsp of fresh lime juice
1 shot of Grand Marnier or other orange liqueur
Blood orange wedges for garnish

Chill martini glasses in freezer for 15 minutes. Add all ingredients to a martini shaker filled with ice and shake well. I like to take one of the squeezed slices of orange and rub the rim of the martini glass for extra flavor, then place in glass for garnish. Pour drink mixture into glass and serve immediately. If you are a slow drinker, add a few of the ice cubes from the shaker to your drink so it stays cold.

And voila, you will feel like you are in a big city bar in the comfort of your own living room!!


  1. Okay ... I love oranges and I love Martinis ... you have to promise to help me make this at my house! Love 'ya ... Mom2!

  2. This can easily be made with a regular orange or favorite citrus fruit as well. The combination of fruit juice, vodka, lime juice and Grand Marnier won't fail you!