Friday, July 8, 2011

Frozen Blood Orange Martini

Frozen Blood Orange Martini

Frozen blender drinks are terrific in summer but a great alternative to plain ice is to use a bit of sorbet. And what better summery flavor than the sweet and tart blood orange. Our easy formula for cocktails is a little tart, a little sweet, a flavorful mixer and the liquor of your choice. In this case, our liquor is vodka, the flavorful mixer is Cointreau (an orange liqueur), some lemon juice for the sour and the sweetness of blood orange sorbet. Blend up a big batch, pour into cocktail glasses and stash them in the freezer. It's slushy and sweet...and powerful! Cheers!

For 2 Servings:
3 1/2 oz. Vodka
3 1/2 oz. Cointreau
2 oz. Lemon juice
4 oz. Blood orange sorbet
1 oz. Water
1/2 oz. Orange juice

Blend together, pour into cocktail glasses and freeze for at least one hour. Garnish with a lemon or orange peel.

3 comments:

  1. Yum! Looks perfect for a summer evening!

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  2. Oh this looks so good - for any season =)

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  3. What a great idea----to use sorbet. I will on the look out for blood orange sorbet.

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