Blood Orange Cocktail
Submitted By: The Hungry Mouse
2 oz. vodka
1/4 oz. triple sec
1/4 oz. simple syrup
2 1/2 oz. blood orange juice
Juice 2-3 blood oranges. Strain the juice to remove any pulp.
Cut a thin strip of peel for a garnish. Scrape the white pith off the back of them. Curl it around your finger to give it a little shape.
Fill your cocktail shaker about a quarter full with ice. Add the vodka, triple sec, simple syrup, and blood orange juice to the shaker. Cap the shaker and shake vigorously to chill.
Strain into a 6-oz. martini glass. Garnish with a twist of blood orange peel.
Serve and enjoy!
*A note on simple syrup: Simple syrup is a mixture of equal parts white sugar and water that’s been boiled, then cooled. It’s a fast and easy way to sweeten drinks on the fly. I always keep a bottle in the fridge.
Here are step-by-step instructions for how to make it: The Hungry Mouse