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Blood Orange Martini

Fresh squeezed blood orange juice, simple syrup and vodka make an amazing blood orange martini!   Gorgeous to look at and it tastes amazing! 
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 219kcal
Author Pam Greer

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce blood orange juice
  • 1 ounces simple syrup

Instructions

  • Fill a martini glass and a cocktail shaker with ice. 
  • Add 2 ounces vodka to cocktail shaker. 
  • Add 1 ounce Blood Orange Juice to cocktail shaker. 
  • Add 1 ounce simple syrup to cocktail shaker. 
  • Put lid on shaker and shake for 20 seconds.  Empty ice from cocktail glass and strain cocktail into glass.  Garnish with a blood orange slice. 

Notes

TIP:  Shaken Vs Stirred - I follow the classic thought that if a cocktail has fruit juice in it, you shake it.  If it only has base spirits and would benefit from the more gentle stirring, I stir it.  Shaking will also dilute the cocktail more because it comes in contact with more pieces of ice.
TipTo Make a Simple Syrup - simply heat equal parts water and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves.  Store in a jar in the refrigerator - will keep for about a month.  Note - I used an organic raw can sugar, which is why mine is brown, with pretty cocktails like this, one made with white granulated sugar would have looked better. 

Nutrition

Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 56mg | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 14.2mg | Iron: 1mg