Blood Orange Martini…

This is a very popular cocktail that we created for Christmas last year. It was a definite hit with our guests…and readers 🙂 

Perfect holiday cocktail - Blood Orange Martini. This orange is only available in markets from the end of November to mid-February. Perfect for entertaining at Thanksgiving or Christmas!I love that Blood Orange season coincides with the holiday season. They are only available from December to about February. Now, I know the name doesn’t conjure up a warm, fuzzy Christmas feeling. But, if you haven’t tried this delicious citrus, you don’t know what you’re missing. Do yourself a favor and pick up a few Blood Oranges the next time you are at the market.The flavor is so different than an average orange. To me the taste is sweeter and tangy but not tart. The flesh really is blood red and the juice looks like punch.

Yummy Blood Orange Martini - the perfect Christmas cocktail. Fresh squeezed Blood Orange juice, vodka, orange liquor and simple syrup.In the past I have used blood oranges in margaritas and mimosas. This year I created a special cocktail for our family dinner, which is this Friday.

Yummy Blood Orange Martini - the perfect Christmas cocktail. Fresh squeezed Blood Orange juice, vodka, orange liquor and simple syrup.

Blood Orange Martini…

Yield: Ingredients for two servings

Ingredients

  • 4 oz of freshly squeezed blood orange juice - approximately 1 1/2 oranges
  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz orange flavored liqueur
  • 1 TBS simple syrup
  • orange slice for garnish
  • **you may want to taste your cocktail before adding simple syrup - the oranges and liqueur might be all you need for sweetness**

Instructions

Squeeze oranges for fresh juice

Add ice to a martini shaker

Add the juice, vodka, orange liqueur and simple syrup.

Shake, shake, shake

Pour into 2 martini glasses

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Add the vodka…

Yummy Blood Orange Martini - the perfect Christmas cocktail. Fresh squeezed Blood Orange juice, vodka, orange liquor and simple syrup.

…and orange liqueur.

Yummy Blood Orange Martini - the perfect Christmas cocktail. Fresh squeezed Blood Orange juice, vodka, orange liquor and simple syrup.

Add ice to your cocktail shaker.

Yummy Blood Orange Martini - the perfect Christmas cocktail. Fresh squeezed Blood Orange juice, vodka, orange liquor and simple syrup.

Pour in your ingredients…

Yummy Blood Orange Martini - the perfect Christmas cocktail. Fresh squeezed Blood Orange juice, vodka, orange liquor and simple syrup.

And shake, shake, shake…

Yummy Blood Orange Martini - the perfect Christmas cocktail. Fresh squeezed Blood Orange juice, vodka, orange liquor and simple syrup.

Pour into your martini glasses.

Yummy Blood Orange Martini - the perfect Christmas cocktail. Fresh squeezed Blood Orange juice, vodka, orange liquor and simple syrup.

This cocktail is slightly sweet and the color is so pretty.

I made one with a sugar rim and one without, so that my Honey Bee and I could do a taste test. The simple syrup is enough sweetness for this cocktail. The sugar rim is not needed in our opinion. But we kept tasting just to be sure 🙂

Yummy Blood Orange Martini - the perfect Christmas cocktail. Fresh squeezed Blood Orange juice, vodka, orange liquor and simple syrup.With this cocktail you could really use any type of glass for serving. I just prefer the classic martini glass. Plus for a christmas dinner it seems more celebratory.

Yummy Blood Orange Martini - the perfect Christmas cocktail. Fresh squeezed Blood Orange juice, vodka, orange liquor and simple syrup.Have you used blood oranges before?

I can’t wait for my family to try this cocktail.  I will let you know what they think 🙂 Ho Ho Ho…Cheers Y’all!

Comments

  1. says

    Oh girl, you KNOW this is calling my first, last and middle name!! I hope no one is between me and the first blood oranges I see this season, or there could be a problem. Thanks for this perfect festive cocktail 🙂 Bwg ~~~

  2. says

    I love a good martini and this one looks fantastic! I’ve never had a blood orange, but I’m going to look for them next time I head to the store. Thanks for sharing the recipe!! (Oh and speaking of recipes, your white chicken chili recipe is on my regular dinner rotation! It’s SO good!!)