The blood orange gin martini is a fruity twist that will kick your dirty martini to the curb--at least for a little while! Blood orange season is limited time so make this easy cocktail while you can.
Why You'll Love this Recipe
Easy - Just a few simple ingredients and no fancy tools or bartender techniques required to make this simple gin martini with blood orange juice!
Beautiful Color AND Flavor - Blood orange season is one of my favorites is this drink does not disappoint with its bright purply orange hue and sweet citrus flavor. Check out my blood orange gin & tonic and blood orange margarita with mezcal while you're here. And my blood orange whiskey smash is simply the best!
What You'll Need for this Recipe
Gin - I love all my martinis with gin and typically use either Hendrick's or Still ATX gin. But you can grab your favorite brand like Beefeater or Bombay Sapphire.
Blood Orange Juice - Fresh blood orange juice is best but you can use bottled or concentrated in a pinch.
Orange Liqueur takes the place of vermouth for a sweeter flavor profile. I like Grand Marnier in this cocktail recipe but if you are mindful of blood orange martini alcohol content, use an orange liqueur like Triple Sec or Cointreau.
Check out the recipe card below for full ingredients list, measurements, nutrition facts, and step-by-step instructions!
Substitutions & Variations
Gin or Vodka - Make your blood orange martini with vodka instead if that's your preferred spirit. It will still be delicious!
Spirit Free - Use your favorite zero proof replacement and omit the liqueur to make it non-alcoholic or virgin.
Servings - You can make this blood orange gin liqueur cocktail a pitcher martini recipe by multiplying the servings or up one serving into blood orange drop shot cocktails!
How to Make a Gin Martini with Blood Orange
Step One: Place a coupe glass in the fridge or freezer to chill.
Step Two: Add the cocktail ingredients to a cocktail shaker over ice, cover, and shake until chilled to the touch.
Pro Tip: If you don't have a jigger to measure out the liquid ingredients, you can use a shot glass. A standard shot glass is about the same size as the large side of a jigger.
Step Three: Strain the cocktail into your chilled coupe glass then garnish with a slice of blood orange, if desired.
Pro Tip: You can also garnish this cocktail with dehydrated orange wheel or a candied blood orange slice. Feel free to get creative!
Take full advantage of blood orange season by working these flavors into lots of recipes! Beyond blood orange gin cocktail ideas, I have a yummy blood orange salad dressing and blood orange smoothie you will LOVE.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. You can actually make this a freezer door cocktail. Mix then and store the drink in the freezer or refrigerator and shake it up before serving. And reserve the garnish until serving, too.
Combine 1 ¼ cup gin, four ounces blood orange juice, two ounces of orange liqueur then shake or stir over ice. The pitcher martini recipe makes up to four servings. And you can adjust the settings in the recipe card below to multiply by the exact number of servings you want to make!
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Blood Orange Gin Martini
- 1 coupe glass
- 1 jigger or shot glass
- 1 Cocktail Shaker
- 1 ½ ounce gin or vodka
- 1 ounce blood orange juice from about 1 blood orange
- ½ ounce orange liqueur
- 1 slice blood orange
- Place coupe glass in refrigerator or freezer to chill.
- Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice then add gin, blood orange juice, and orange liqueur.
- Close cocktail shaker and shake vigorously until thoroughly mixed and chilled to touch (about eight seconds).
- Strain cocktail into chilled glass. Garnish with mandarin orange segments, if desired and enjoy responsibly!