This is a simple cocktail that is dangerously refreshing. Use freshly squeezed blood oranges mixed with fresh lime and lemon juice for a tart cocktail that’s not too sweet. A clean tasting vodka and a splash of Cointreau are all you need to get the weekend started. Cheers!
If blood oranges are not available, almost any type of citrus will do. The juice from tangerines, tangelos, pink grapefruit or naval oranges will work beautifully. Try a splash of pomegranate juice in the cocktail for the desired dramatic color.
Blood Orange martini – makes 2 cocktails
Juice of 3-4 blood oranges- about 1 cup of juice
juice of 1 lemon
juice of 1 lime
1 oz Cointreau
2 oz Vodka
- In a cocktail shaker filled with crushed ice, add all the juices: blood orange, lemon and lime. Top with Cointreau and Vodka. orange juice,
- Shake well for 30 seconds or until cocktail shaker has frosted over.
- Strain and pour into chilled martini glasses.
Garnish with a slice of lime if desired.