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Blood Orange Martinis

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These refreshing Blood Orange Martinis are the perfect adult beverage for date night with their sweet, tart flavors and gorgeous color! 

They are made from fresh blood orange juice, vodka, orange liqueur, and simple syrup for a fruity cocktail that goes down easily.

Check out the Holiday Martinis page for even more festive, easy to whip up martini recipes for any holiday gathering throughout the year!

Blood Orange Martinis in short glasses garnished with an orange slice and cherry.

I just love the color of blood oranges, don’t you? Some are super red inside, and others are a combination or orange and red. When I made my Arugula Salad with Fennel and Blood Oranges a few weeks ago, I knew that I needed to come up with a cocktail to show off the gorgeous colors.

And they are delicious! I mean who wants to drink a cocktail that looks pretty but tastes like turpentine? Not me!! 😉  Speaking of turpentine, these Blood Orange Martinis are made with vodka not gin. Sorry, not a fan. #sorrynotsorry

What’s in a Blood Orange Martini?

  • good quality vodka
  • blood orange juice
  • orange liqueur – like Cointreau or triple sec
  • simple syrup to sweeten

Be sure to check out the detailed printable recipe card below

I juiced 3 medium blood oranges to make two cocktails. I did not strain them through a sieve, but you could if you are looking for a clearer, pulp-free cocktail.

Two Blood Orange Martinis on a wood tray garnished with an orange slice and cherry.

🍸How to make a Blood Orange Martini

Pour the vodka, blood orange juice, Cointreau, and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

Shake to mix the martinis.

Strain into two martini glasses and garnish with an orange slice and maraschino cherry.

Looking down into a Blood Orange Martini.

I ran a bamboo cocktail pick through the top of the orange slice, then through the wholes in the cherry, then the bottom of the orange slice. 🙂 {that’s an affiliate link}

📌Recipe Notes & Tips:

  • I used Absolut Vodka, but any premium vodka will work.
  • For even more citrus flavor use citrus vodka.
  • I used Cointreau, but triple sec will work as well.
  • If your oranges are really sweet, you may not need to add any sweetener.
  • I used these cocktail/dessert/martini glasses. {affiliate link}

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Now that we have the cocktails figured out, don’t forget to plan a delicious meal for your special someone. Scroll through my Dinner for Two archives to find some delicious meal ideas. 

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Blood Orange Martini with a slice of blood orange and a cherry garnish on a bamboo skewer.

Blood Orange Martinis

These refreshing Blood Orange Martinis are the perfect adult beverage for date night with their sweet, tart flavors and gorgeous color! 
4.29 from 14 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vodka cocktail
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 184kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces vodka 2 to 3 oranges
  • 2 ounces blood orange juice
  • .5 ounce Cointreau or triple sec
  • .5 ounce simple syrup or agave nectar

Instructions

  • Pour the vodka, blood orange juice, Cointreau, and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  • Shake to mix the martinis.
  • Strain into two martini glasses and garnish with an orange slice and maraschino cherry.

Notes

  • I used Absolut Vodka, but any premium vodka will work.
  • For even more citrus flavor use citrus vodka.
  • I used Cointreau, but triple sec will work as well.
  • If your oranges are really sweet, you may not need to add any sweetener.
  • I used these cocktail/dessert/martini glasses. {affiliate link}

Nutrition

Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 56mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 14.2mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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