Blood Orange Martini

Light and refreshing, made with 4 ingredients, and low in sugar.  This blood orange martini is a fun cocktail to enjoy for girl’s night or date night!  And it is strong too πŸ˜‰

Okay first of all I know these photos are way different than anything else on my blog.  It was my first shoot trying a dark and moody style!  What do you think?? Yay or nay? I am kind of becoming obsessed with it and would be really curious to know how you feel.

But okay back to this blood orange martini!  This martini recipe is SUPER simple to make, only requires a handful of ingredients, and is the perfect use for those blood oranges this time of year!  Such a fun drink I have been loving this one.  If you want to try another fun cocktail be sure to check out my cranberry Tom Collins or my healthy chocolate martini.  You can also view all of my cocktail and mocktail recipes in the drinks section of the blog.

Ingredients You’ll Need for your Blood Orange Martini:

This cocktail recipe is made with only 4 ingredients, it is a low sugar cocktail, and made with fresh blood orange juice!  One of the most refreshing cocktails in my opinion.  Here is what you need:

  • Blood orange juice – of course!  For the best result you will want to use freshly squeezed blood orange juice (I am not even sure stores sell blood orange juice, is that a thing??)
  • Vodka – this is the base for this martini recipe, and I think it fits very well with the flavors.
  • Triple sec – triple sec is an orange flavored liqueur made from dried orange peels.  It is slightly alcoholic and a little sweet, so it adds great flavor to this drink without too much extra booze!  But if you do want a stronger version, the brand Cointreau is 40% alcohol (versus other brands which can be as low as 15%)
  • Lime juice – to add a little citrus tart to the flavor profile.
  • Simple syrup – this is optional, if you want your cocktail a little sweeter.

And that is all you need for this easy blood orange martini recipe, cheers!

Tips for the Perfect Blood Orange Martini:

  • Shake, don’t stir – I like this cocktail made in a shaker with ice more than if you just stirred all of the ingredients together.
  • Tailor it to you!  Is it too tart?  Add simple syrup.  Is it too strong?  Add more blood orange juice.  Too strong? Add one less tablespoon of vodka and use a triple sec low in alcohol content!  You can really make this cocktail recipe your own.
  • Make it a margarita – if you prefer margs, this is also great with tequila πŸ˜‰

And that is it!  Super simple cocktail that you can have ready in 5 minutes, but look super fancy! If. you have any other questions that I didn’t address don’t hesitate to reach out with a comment below or a DM on Instagram. In addition to the listed ingredients, you will need:

  • a cocktail shaker (if you want to shake it)
  • a martini glass
  • a jigger or something to measure with

Cheers!

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Blood Orange Martini


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4.9 from 35 reviews

  • Author: Megan
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Gluten Free, Vegan

Light and refreshing, made with 4 ingredients, and low in sugar.Β  This blood orange martini is a fun cocktail to enjoy for girl’s night or date night!Β  And it is strong too πŸ˜‰


Ingredients

Scale
  • Ice
  • 3 tbsp fresh blood orange juice
  • 2 oz (4 tbsp) vodka
  • 1/2 oz (1 tbsp) triple sec
  • 1/2 oz (1 tbsp) lime juice
  • Optional: 2 tsp simple syrup
  • Optional: slices of blood orange for garnish

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake until chilled, and pour into a martini glass.
  2. Serve with blood orange slices as a garnish if desired.

Notes

Use Cointreau for your triple sec for a stronger version! πŸ˜‰

You can also add a couple dashes of orange bitters for some extra flavors

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 drink

If you try this recipe please leave a rating and a review in a comment below! It would mean the world to me πŸ™‚ If you remake on Instagram please also tag me at @donutworry_behealthy when you share so I can see your creation!

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36 Comments

  1. Martinis are my favorite and I love the citrus from the blood orange in this one






  2. I love light and refreshing martini! It looks so beautiful!






  3. Loved this martini! So zingy and tasty.






  4. I love the kick of citrus used in this cocktail. I’m a big fan of creative martinis like this.






  5. This blood orange martini was the perfect way to end my day yesterday! Perfectly sweet and flavorful!






  6. Amazing flavor! On my martini rotation now. πŸ˜‚






  7. JD Alewine

    I could drink this every day! it’s so tasty






  8. This martini is perfect! It is so elegant, and it was such a hit when I made it last night. Thank you so much for an amazing recipe πŸ™‚






  9. I love everything blood orange and now that they are in season, is the moment to replicate this beautiful martini. Thanks for the inspiration!






  10. I love using blood oranges wherever I can, this martini really hit the spot! Refreshing and pretty!






  11. I made this with Cointreau (we always have this in the pantry rather than triple sec) for a second time and it certainly was stronger than the one with triple sec. A delicious cocktail!






  12. Triple sec and vodka are my 2 favorite liquors and combined with the fresh orange juice, the result was fantastic. I skipped the simple syrup and don’t regret it.






  13. Oh hell to the yes! Now you are talking! Soooo good!






  14. Love the combination of flavors. Perfect to make my evening special. A treat to myself.






  15. I made these for a get-together this week and everyone commented on what a tasty drink it was! It’s a keeper.






  16. Blood oranges are one of the few redeeming things about the winter season and this takes it next level! Delicious drink!






  17. This was a really flavorful and refreshing martini! I had no previous experience with blood oranges and I absolutely love them in this drink.






  18. This was absolutely delicious and beautiful! Perfectly balanced. Bookmarking to make again!






  19. We used simple syrup and it was such a nice combo of tart and sweet! Already can’t wait to have another. πŸ™‚






  20. LOVE THIS COCKTAIL! I’m obsessed with all things blood orange






  21. Such a great orange flavour and definitely a favourite now. Can’t wait to make it again.






  22. I love blood orange and this looks like such a great way to use it. Super refreshing.






  23. I love a good martini but I’ve never made (or tried) a blood orange flavored one before – can’t wait to make this for a happy hour I’m hosting tomorrow!






  24. Woah! This looks awesome! I bet my wife would love this one.






  25. I love a good martini and this blood orange was amazing! What a great flavor. This is going to be a go-to cocktail of mine!






  26. Dangerously delicious! Haha! Love how refreshing this is.






  27. I discovered this drink in a speakeasy to go to, and I found myself **craving** this drink. So I set out to figure it out and stumbled across this recipe and it’s nearly identical. I’m sure it’s just a little tweaking or the way he pours it, but I’m in love and in trouble! Hope fresh blood oranges are available ALL year long in Florida!!

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