Blood Orange Martini

Blood oranges are in season which means of course it’s time to make a Blood Orange Martini! With it’s beautiful color and sweet/tart flavor, it’s irresistible.

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Fresh squeezed blood oranges are a favorite here at One Martini. We’ve used them in various vodka cocktails including a blood orange cocktail and a blood orange ginger cocktail. We’ve even mixed them with tequila for some beautiful blood orange margaritas.

This blood orange martini takes a little bit of work to make. You have to muddle the fruit and strain it rather than just using fresh squeezed juice. But it’s worth the effort. Although if you’re very short on time, you could juice the blood oranges instead. We won’t tell.

Blood Orange Martini


1 blood orange

2 ounces Orange Vodka

juice from 1/2 lime (should be about 1/2 ounce of lime juice)

2 tablespoons simple syrup


Slice and peel 1 blood orange (leave 1 slice with the peel on for garnish).

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Place blood orange slices into a glass and muddle.

Muddling blood oranges, How to make a blood orange martini

In a cocktail shaker add the vodka, lime juice, and simple syrup.

Blood orange martini ingredients, How to make a blood orange martini


Now, the mixture needs to be strained before serving.

Anyway you can do this works but the method I used was to place a small strainer over a martini glass.

Pouring blood orange martini, How to make a blood orange martini

Pour the mixture into the strainer and press it with a spoon to get all the juice out of the pulp.

Strain blood orange, How to make a blood orange martini

Garnish with a slice of blood orange and serve.


Makes 1 martini.

Now doesn’t that just sound awesome? Of course it does.


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Jessica Torres is the chief cocktail creator here at One Martini. Outside of the internet, she works at DEATH & TAXES (a bar) and midtown eats (a restaurant) in Reno, Nevada. When not working, Jessica can be found working out, spending time with her family or attempting to nap. Subscribe to our newsletter to get all of the latest cocktail creations delivered directly to your inbox.
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17 comments… add one
  • Alison@Mama Wants This January 12, 2012, 6:33 pm

    Gorgeous photography!

    I do love blood oranges.

    • The Mixologists January 13, 2012, 2:38 pm

      Thank you Alison. I love blood oranges too (especially in martinis).

  • Kimberly January 12, 2012, 7:28 pm

    I agree with Alison, the photos are gorgeous!

    Looks delicious!

  • Yuliya January 12, 2012, 7:31 pm

    nice job on those shots! er photos I mean.

    • The Mixologists January 13, 2012, 2:38 pm

      Thank you. That’s definitely a compliment coming from you.

  • Christine@TheAums January 12, 2012, 10:16 pm

    Know what would go good with these? My chocolate brownies made with blood orange infused olive oil!

  • Galit Breen January 13, 2012, 5:41 am

    Oh my, YUM!

  • Poppy January 13, 2012, 10:14 am

    Blood oranges usually make me think about Dexter. Not anymore. YUM.

    • The Mixologists January 13, 2012, 2:40 pm

      We will take blood orange martinis over Dexter any day.

  • Kelly Tirman January 14, 2012, 7:47 am

    This one looks REALLY good to me.

  • Rachel {at} Mommy Needs a Vacation January 15, 2012, 3:34 pm

    Loving the pictures!!! Amazing!

  • selenar January 20, 2012, 3:51 pm

    YUMMMM I would def suggest checking out voli vodka, they are a great source if you’re looking to lower down your calorie counts

  • Stefanie February 11, 2013, 7:15 am

    I made this last night. Thank you! 🙂


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