Blood Orange Martini

Blood Orange Martini

This Blood Orange Martini is made with a few unexpected liqueurs and it’s FANTASTIC!

Until today, I’ve never had a blood orange in my life.  But apparently they’re all the rage on food blogs this winter.  I’m happy to say I finally found a couple at my local market so I grabbed a few to see what the hype is all about.  I don’t know if it was just my oranges or not, but they tasted a bit more tart than regular oranges.  But look how beautiful they are inside!

First I thought I’d like to make my favorite Pomegranate Martini with blood orange juice instead of pomegranate juice, but then I came across an interesting sounding recipe on the internet that had pear vodka, limoncello, ginger liqueur and blood orange juice.  BINGO!  I had all those ingredients so out came my cocktail shaker to give it a try.

Ingredients

  • 1 shot pear vodka (I used Absolute)
  • ½ shot limoncello (I used my homemade limoncello )
  • ½ shot ginger liqueur (I use Canton)
  • 1 - 1½ shots fresh squeezed blood orange juice
  • ¼ shot simple syrup (you may not need this if you like a less sweet drink)
  • Opt. ½ shot club soda (or try SanPellegrino Limonata)
Read the whole recipe on I'm Bored, Let's Go...