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Blood orange Martini

There are very few things as flat-out gorgeous in market stalls now as blood oranges, those glorious citrus orbs that darken over the course of spring until the exterior can be almost as deep red as the fruit inside. But ... Read more

Total time: 10 minutes plus chilling time | Serves 1
  • 3 ounces Hangar One Mandarin Blossom vodka
  • 1/2 small blood orange, sliced, plus 1 thin slice for garnish, divided
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Juice of 1/2 small orange (regular, not blood orange)
  • 1 drop Angostura bitters

Step 1Pour the vodka into a pint glass, add the one-half sliced blood orange and muddle it but not too much, about 6 times with a spoon. Add the Cointreau,

Step 2and chill in the freezer about 15 minutes, then remove from freezer and discard orangeslices.

Step 3Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add the lime, lemon and orange juices and the drop of bitters. Shake hard for 8 seconds or until cloudy.

Step 4Strain into the pint glass with the chilled vodka mixture. Stir well (don't shake). Pour (don't strain) into a Martini glass. Float the remaining blood orange slice on top.

Note: From Eddie Perez, former bartender at Meson G.
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