Try a Blood Orange Gin Martini for cocktail hour tonight! Sweet and tart blood oranges mix perfectly with gin to create a cocktail that everyone will love!
A Fruity Gin Martini Recipe
We’re more vodka people than gin people, I have to admit. Nothing beat a gin and tonic with lime on warm summer day, but our go to liquor is mainly vodka. But this Blood Orange Gin Martini has definitely tipped the scales for us.
Fresh, sweet blood orange juice mixes perfectly with the piney flavor of the gin in this martini recipe, and we are totally sold. This drink is perfect for happy, hour, brunch, holidays or just sitting out on the deck with friends.
If you can’t find blood oranges, use a mixture of fresh orange juice and a splash of cranberry juice.
What Are The Ingredients For This Martini Recipe?
We definitely like our blood oranges here. I can usually find blood oranges at my grocery store or at Trader Joe’s, so when I’m there I grab a couple of bags. Like I mentioned above though, orange juice and a splash of cranberry juice is a good substitute!
- Gin: Gin is a perfect match for this martini recipe but if you’re not a fan, you can substitute vodka in this recipe.
- Blood Orange Juice: Fresh blood oranges are pretty available year long but if you can’t find them just use regular oranges and cranberry juice.
- Orange Liquor: Any brand of orange liquor can be used, we prefer Grand Marnier or Cointreau but use what you have or can afford to buy.
- Fresh Rosemary: Rosemary plays with gin very nicely, but it is a strong flavor so if it’s not for you, leave it off or swap it out with a different herb like thyme.
How Do You Make This Blood Orange Gin Martini?
Making this martini is as easy as adding all the ingredients to a martini shaker with ice and shaking. You can make this drink in large batches and keep it in the refrigerator for parties, or just one at a time for yourself or a friend.
No need to get super fancy with your garnish, either. Of course we do for these pictures we put on here but don’t let things like a garnish stop you from making a drink recipe. A simple sprig of rosemary and/or a slice of orange will do just fine. If you have to choose one or the other, I’d pick the rosemary as it adds a lovely fragrance to the drink as you sip it.
Try setting up a martini bar with different garnish ideas that your guests can make themselves! This is totally fun to do at parties, by the way. Everyone likes to take a picture of their martini creation and post it on Instagram! If you do try this, definitely tag us @mantitlement!
Looking For More Martini Recipes?
- Seven Seas Martini
- Classic Gibson Martini
- Dirty Martini with Grilled Olives
- Nevada Grapefruit Martini
- Lime Drop Martini
This fruity yet strong gin martini is perfect for serving at happy hour or brunch!
- 2 ounces gin
- 3 ounces fresh blood orange juice
- 1/2 ounce orange liquor
- Fresh rosemary for garnish
- Add the juice, gin and orange liquor to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a martini glass.
- Garnish with rosemary.
- Category: Cocktails
- Method: Shaken
- Cuisine: American
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