We know, bars are shut and our weekends are all starting to blend into one. We're here to encourage you to start making your own cocktails at home! Today, we're going to introduce you to the Blood Orange Gin Martini.
Have you ever tried Blood Orange Gin? If not, you should try it. I'm telling you right now, once you have a taste of this product, it would be hard to go back to a normal gin. That's for sure!
To start off, here is a simple yet very refreshing recipe that you might want to try at home for a cocktail hour tonight:
Blood Orange Gin Martini
The flavor of blood orange is, indeed, enjoyable, especially when it comes to cocktails. It is richer in taste than a regular orange. Plus, its aroma is really intense, for good reasons! It has a distinct sweetness and it has that raspberry-like flavor. Now, can you imagine adding it with gin with blood orange, orange liquor, and rosemary or thyme? You'd have the best blood orange gin martini ever!
Here's how you can pull off this amazing type of cocktail:
5 ounces Blood Orange Gin
½ ounce Orange Liquor
Fresh Rosemary (for garnish)
- Fill shaker with ice.
- Pour in Blood Orange Gin and orange liquor.
- Shake well and strain into a martini glass.
- Garnish with fresh rosemary before serving.
That was easy! In just 5 minutes or less, you can have a delightful cocktail drink for yourself.
The traditional Blood Orange Gin Martini recipe actually requires plain gin, fresh blood orange juice, and orange liquor. But since you can buy Blood Orange Gin, you no longer have to stress yourself out looking for fresh blood oranges. This product is already 2-in-1!
If you want to keep your Blood Orange Gin Martini simple, you have the option to omit the garnishing. But, of course, making it look a little fancy won't hurt, right? If you don't have fresh rosemary available, you can make use of other herbs like thyme. Even a slice of orange will work just fine.
Making a Big Batch
The recipe above yields 1 serving. So if you want to make a huge batch for a party, what you need to do is simply multiply the measurements of the ingredients above to the number of servings that you want to have. That would, of course, depend on the number of guests that you are expecting, and how much they can drink.
This cocktail recipe can be prepared ahead of time. Just make sure to keep it in the fridge so it will be cold when you serve it to your friends or family members. One important thing that you must remember, though, when making large batches ahead of time is do not add the ice just yet. Otherwise, your martini would be water down. Only add the ice right before serving.
Since this martini recipe is super easy to make, thanks to the 2-in-1 Blood Orange Gin, you may also opt to make one at a time while the party is on-going.
Other Tips for the Ingredients
Blood Orange Gin is really the perfect pair for this recipe. So instead of opting for vodka or plain gin, I highly recommend trying the product. And I repeat, once you have a taste of it, it would be hard to go back to the regular gin. You'd be craving for more of the Blood Orange Gin!
As for the orange liquor, you can utilize pretty much any brand. You don't have to buy an expensive one. Anything that suits your budget would be good.
Lastly, for the garnishing, take note that Rosemary has a strong flavor. So if you are not into that, feel free to swap it out with thyme. A slice of orange or a lemon wheel would be excellent, too.
So there you go with a very simple yet very impressive cocktail recipe that you can make with Blood Orange Gin. Regardless if you are making a glass for yourself to relax after work, or you want to serve it during a party, this type of cocktail would definitely rock your world. It's so delicious that you'd forget all about the normal gin!