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!
- 2 ounces vodka
- 1 ounce blood orange juice
- 1 ounces simple syrup
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.
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.
Tip: To 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.
Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 56mg | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 14.2mg | Iron: 1mg