Orange Vodka Martini is one of the best vodka based cocktails that you can easily make for any occasion. Never made a cocktail at home? Try this light, citrusy and wonderfully refreshing fruity martini recipe. You will feel like a cocktail pro!
This Orange Vodka Martini is one of the best orange juice cocktails to celebrate spring. It really looks like spring outside today and finally there is no sign of winter. We’ve missed such sunny and bright days so much and have been waiting for it since the beginning of March. Hopefully, the temperature will continue going up. A great reason for a celebration for us, which means making simple vodka drinks. Just like Cucumber Martini, this fantastic vodka and orange juice cocktail will both give you a refreshing feeling and make you feel spring in your tastebuds.
Vodka And Orange Juice Martini For Spring
Ready to toast this lovely spring? If you want an alcohol-free cocktail, you can make a Perfect Strawberry Lemonade but I think celebration calls for something beyond it, which will cheer you up more. After a long freezing winter, we deserve to see blossoms on trees, flowers and smiling people around us. Winter lasted too long this year and I can’t imagine a world with winter all year. Finally we can say goodbye to snow, cold, dark clouds and thick clothes. Let’s have a farewell party for winter with this fancy homemade vodka orange juice martini.
Although orange is known as a winter fruit, I think it’s better when eaten cold in spring or summer as it gives you an amazing refreshment, which we need in warm and hot weather. You can prepare several alcoholic drinks with orange juice to serve cold in the late afternoon on warm days and this orange martini is just one of them.
What’s In A Vodka Martini Recipe
You can prepare martini in various ways, by using either gin or vodka. The rest is completely up to your taste. You can simply make a classic martini by combining gin, vermouth and some cracked ice or you can create your own martini with your own touch. Cocktails should have some more aromas with an elegant look for me, so I always add some fruit. I’m always open to new ideas about cocktail recipes, so I’m just intrigued by Chili Martini and I will definitely try it next time. No matter what flavors you love in your martini, serve it very cold. So don’t forget to chill your martini glasses in the freezer about half an hour before serving.
How To Make A Vodka Martini With Orange Flavor
It is super easy to make this orange cocktail with 4 simple ingredients:
- orange liqueur
- orange juice
- simple syrup
Put ice in a cocktail shaker and pour everything over it. Shake about 20 seconds and then strain into chilled martini glasses.
Rim The Glass With Orange Zest
Cocktails look even more attractive when served in rimmed glasses, right? Personally, I love to use both the flavor and the nice orange color of orange when rimming the glasses. We need only two ingredients for this:
- orange zest
Mound sugar and orange zest on a small plate. Mix with your two fingers, gently rubbing it with your fingers so that sugar absorbs the color and flavor of the zest.
Rub around the rim of the martini glass with an orange wedge to moisten it. Roll the rim of the glass on the zesty sugar and serve your vodka and orange juice martini in these fancy looking glasses.
Run to the kitchen right now and make this Orange Vodka Martini to welcome spring! Cheers!
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Orange Vodka Martini Recipe
A wonderful orange martini made with a combination of vodka and orange flavors.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 1x
- Category: Drinks
- Cuisine: American
- 2 oz vodka
- 1 oz orange liqueur
- 1 oz orange juice
- 1 oz simple syrup*
To rim the glass:
- 1 teaspoon orange zest, grated
- 2 tablespoon coarse sugar
- Mound coarse sugar and orange zest on a small plate. Mix with your two fingers, gently pressing on it so that the sugar absorbs the color and flavor of the zest.
- Rub around the rim of the martini glass with a lemon or orange wedge to moisten it. And roll the rim of the glass on the zesty sugar. Set aside.
- Put all ingredients except sugar and orange zest into a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Shake until the mixture is icy cold, about 15-20 seconds.
- Strain into chilled martini glasses and serve immediately.
* You can easily prepare simple syrup at home.In a medium saucepan, combine 1/2 cup sugar (or 1 cup if you like it sweeter) and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil. Let the sugar dissolve. Remove from heat and cool. It’s ready to use in cocktails now.
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This post was originally published in 2015 and has been updated.