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Blood Orange Martini is a simple and delicious cocktail with vodka and orange. It’s fruity, slightly sweet, and refreshing. It is such a bright and happy cocktail that tastes as good as it looks.

Blood Orange Martini


Blood oranges are citrus fruit that has a deep orange peel flecked with red and pink. On the outside but has a deep crimson flesh. The cranberry color comes from certain antioxidants known as anthocyanins. As well, they taste more floral and tart than traditional oranges. Some people even say they have hints of raspberry flavor.

The season for blood oranges is December to May if you want to use fresh blood orange juice. Other times of the year you may need to purchase blood orange juice already squeezed.

The environment affects the color and sweetness of blood oranges. The deeper the red the sweeter it’ll be.

red martini


  • Vodka. I like this vodka, but use your favorite or what you have on hand. For more citrus flavor, use citrus vodka.
  • Blood orange juice. If in season, freshly squeezed juice is the best. I recommend straining any pulp from the juice before adding it to your shaker.
  • Triple Sec. Instead of Triple Sec, you can use Cointreau, Grand Marnier. or Orange Curacao.
  • Honey. Agave nectar or simple syrup can be used. Whichever one you use, heat it in the microwave for a few seconds and it’ll mix into your cocktail much better.

 Orange Martini


Place your martini glasses in the freezer for an hour before you plan to make the cocktails. This will keep your martini chilled longer.

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add ingredients and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass. If you don’t have a shaker, you can use a Mason jar with a lid.


You can serve martinis straight up which is without ice or on the rocks with is with ice. A martini without ice is served in a martini glass (like this). A martini on the rocks is served in a rocks glass. 


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blood orange cocktail

Blood Orange Martini


It’s fruity, slightly sweet, and refreshing. It is such a bright and happy cocktail that tastes as good as it looks.
Author: Paula
5 from 7 votes
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Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Servings: 1 servings
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  • 2 ounces vodka vodka or citrus vodka
  • 2 ounces blood orange juice
  • 1 ounce triple sec see above for substitutions
  • ½ ounce honey see above for substitutions
  • blood orange slice and mint for garnish


  • Add ice to your cocktail shaker. Then add vodka, blood orange juice, and triple sec.
  • Microwave the honey for 5 seconds and add to the shaker.
  • Shake for 30 seconds and strain into a chilled martini glass.
  • Garnish with a blood orange slice and mint.


Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 113IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Thanks a lot for this super easy to make blood orange martini recipe! Super tasty and flavorful! Loved it!

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