Blood Orange Martinis: you just need three ingredients to make a fizzy, tart, pink-tinted drink: citrus vodka, fresh blood orange juice and seltzer water or a lemon lime soda.
This is the perfect martini to make in February, if you’re in a cold weather climate like I am in Maine, and wonder if you’ll ever see the sun again.
But, blood orange drinks are also good if you’re someplace warm. The color likely matches the sunset!
Blood Orange Martinis
Not a fan of blood orange?
So, here it is February. In Maine, people are getting trapped on the side of the road by snow drifts and blizzard force winds.
What’s a girl to do other than eat carbs?
I went snow-shoeing this morning then mixed up a batch of blood orange martinis, which takes all of two minutes and three ingredients.
I have a deep love for all things citrus.
Also, in full disclosure, I’m on the coast where the weather has been bitterly cold but not blizzardy so don’t feel sorry for me!
What Do Blood Oranges Taste Like?
Blood oranges taste like a regular navel orange’s slightly bitter older sister.
They look like navel oranges except most will have a splotch or two of red on the skins. When you slice open a blood orange is when things get, well, bloody.
How to Make a Blood Orange Martini
Fill a cocktail shaker or my preferred method, a mason jar, with ice.
Add an ounce of freshly squeezed blood orange juice
Add two ounces of whatever vodka you have.
Shake for at least one minute or until juice and vodka are extremely cold.
Pour into a rocks or martini glass.
Top with seltzer water.
I used grapefruit vodka but plain or any citrus vodka would also work.
Garnish with a slice of blood orange and enjoy.
Pour blood orange juice and vodka into cocktail shaker or mason jar. Shake jar or shaker vigorously for at least 60 seconds or until mixture is very cold. Pour into rocks or martini glass. Top with seltzer or soda. Garnish glass with a wedge of blood orange. Serves 1.
Pour blood orange juice and vodka into cocktail shaker or mason jar.
Shake jar or shaker vigorously for at least 60 seconds or until mixture is very cold.
Pour into rocks or martini glass.
Top with seltzer or soda.
Garnish glass with a wedge of blood orange.