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Steps For Making A Blood Orange Martini

Steps For Making A Blood Orange Martini

Spice up cocktail hour with our ultimate guide to creating the perfect Grey Goose Blood Orange Martini. This delightful martini features a refreshing blend of juicy blood orange, top-notch vodka, and a dash of sweetness for the ultimate adult beverage.

Perfect for summer sipping, this cocktail is a must-try for anyone who loves a refreshing drink.


Whether you’re hosting a gathering or simply looking for something special to treat yourself, this creative twist on a classic will be sure to please your taste buds as well as impress your friends.

With easy-to-follow instructions and top-shelf ingredients, learn how to make this delicious drink at home!


  • 2 oz. Fresh Squeezed Blood Orange Juice
  • 2 oz. Triple Sec or Cointreau
  • 2 oz. Grey Goose Vodka
  • Ice Cubes
  • Slice of Blood Orange for Garnish (optional)

If you’re on the hunt for the freshest and tastiest juice on the market, look no further than Natalie’s Juices! As someone who has lived in the country’s citrus capital (Indian River, Florida) for a decade, I can personally attest to the unbeatable quality of their products.

Plus, this business is family-owned and woman-owned, with distribution nationwide. Trust me, once you try Natalie’s Juices, you won’t want to go back to anything else. You will find them at Publix and Kroger, to name a few of the retail locations.

Directions for Making a Blood Orange Martini

  1. Add ice cubes to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Pour in vodka and triple sec.
  3. Squeeze in blood orange juice.
  4. Shake well.
  5. Pour into a rimmed martini glass.
  6. Garnish with blood orange slice.
  7. Cheers!

Let’s Talk Barware

While I’m no expert, I was a successful caterer and bartender in years past. Having a well stocked pantry and bar are the first steps to a successful get together, party, or anything entertainment-related. I suggest owning a jigger for pouring, a cocktail shaker with strainer (or you can buy this part separately), bar spoons, and muddlers, though you won’t need that for this cocktail.

Though I haven’t shopped at one in years, because my bar is stocked, I love the options for barware and accessories at Crate & Barrel. They have beautiful classic pieces, as well as stylish and trendy items.

Of course martinis are served in a martini glass, which can also double as a unique serving item for dessert.

Photo from Crate & Barrel website.

Garnishing Your Cocktails

The difference between an average cocktail and a thing of beauty is a simple garnish. For orange, simply slice them about 1/4″ thick and then cut a small slit to the center. You will sit the orange slice on the glass using that slit.

You can also invest in some brass or stainless steel cocktail picks (usually 4 1/2″ long) and thread the orange through the sharp end to hang across the glass.


About Blood Oranges

Don’t be put off by the name – blood oranges are actually a deliciously sweet and vibrant citrus fruit! While they may be smaller than other oranges, they make up for it with their unique appearance: a regular orange on the outside, and a brilliantly dark pink or even blood red color on the inside.

These beauties are grown on citrus trees in warm, temperate climates like California and Florida before being shipped around the US.

Enjoy blood oranges as a snack, juice, or use them in your baked goods, cocktails, salads, and other recipes that call for oranges. These citrus gems are a breeze to peel and boast fewer pesky seeds than a typical orange, all while offering a perfectly sweet and zesty flavor.

Photo from Miami Fruit.

Try a Second Blood Orange Drink

Our friends Jay and Leah at Gastronom created another beautiful blood orange drink, a fun spin on a classic sidecar. Check out the BO Sidecar recipe in this link.

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