The perfect easy Orange Martini is made with vodka, triple sec, and fresh orange juice! This is the perfect easy homemade martini recipe.
I’m telling you that there is a good chance I’d kill for one of these cocktails right now. I’m writing you from Disneyland where I’m spending a rainy day with my daughter and her best friend. Disneyland doesn’t allow alcohol so there is a good chance I’m hiding in a corner downing six cake pops or peanut butter sandwiches and hiding from the crowds. If only I could have convinced them to spend the day in California Adventure, where getting an orange martini is actually a possibility…
Every January my neighbors bring me a huge bag of oranges from their tree, so every year I make tons of orange flavored recipes. I’ve made orange pound cake and orange chicken, orange frosting and orange dream bars and now I’m adding an Orange Martini to that list!
This Orange Martini is an easy cocktail recipe made with vodka and orange juice. It’s so fun to make new vodka martini flavors!
I always prefer making vodka martinis, but if you prefer you can make these into orange gin martinis. Vodka is my clear alcohol of choice, unless I’m making something Hawaiian (and even then I’ll add vodka and make a martini).
Since I live in Northern California, January is mandarin season. I’m close to the foothills where they grow all the mandarins (for the country, I assume) and they’re everywhere this time of year. That’s why this is, technically, a Mandarin Orange Martini, but you can use your favorite oranges. I think a blood orange martini would be amazing!
How do you make an orange martini?
It’s really easy and you just need a few ingredients:
- Use your favorite brand of vodka. You can even use orange vodka if you can find it (they sell it at liquor stores).
- Triple Sec, which is an orange liqueur (like Cointreau).
- Fresh orange juice really takes this cocktail to the next level.
- Simple syrup is added to taste. How much simple syrup you add really depends on how sweet you like your cocktails.
This easy Orange Martini is light and sweet and crisp and the perfect refreshing fruity martini recipe!
Now…if only they served them in Disneyland I’d be golden. I mean…don’t they have orange groves here in Valencia? Come on Disneyland, get it together.
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- 2 ounces vodka
- 1 ounce triple sec orange liqueur
- 2 ounces orange juice
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup or to taste
- Pour all ingredients over ice in a martini shaker. Shake, then strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with an orange slice.
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
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Published on: February 20, 2019