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Blood Orange Gin: How to Make a great recipe

Celebrate the arrival of spring ahead by making a blood orange gin and sipping it in a Martini.

The unmistakable raspberry flavor of blood oranges is not due to their color; varieties range from a barely blushed red to a deep ruby red, but their sweet, refreshing taste remains the same.

Try them in a homemade gin and tonic or in a Martini for a different kind of cocktail.

-Thanks to Wicked Leeks


Blood Orange Gin


8 fresh, ripe blood oranges

750ml of gin (we recommend using your favorite as a base)

A sterilized decanter

55g of sugar


Cut the blood oranges into slices. Pour 750ml of gin into a sterilized carafe and add 55g of sugar. Stir well.

Add the blood oranges piece by piece, making sure the gin covers all the pieces. Don’t overfill the jar, you don’t want to waste any.

For a touch of citrus, take another blood orange and squeeze its juice into the jar.

Now comes the hard part: you have to wait for the gin to infuse the flavor of the orange. This will take about two weeks and you will need to stir the gin every day.

When it’s ready, the blood orange gin will have turned an orange color and smell like freshly sliced fruit. Remove the slices and strain the gin twice.

Pour it into a bottle and it’s ready to be served.


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Mixology Tip: Try the Blood Orange Martini

Tasting tips

Serve in a gin glass, with ice and tonic water, and don’t forget to garnish with a slice of blood orange.

But now that you have your blood orange gin, feel free to make yourself a Martini with it.




1 shot of vermouth

4 shots of blood orange gin

One blood orange peel for garnish

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  1. Put two martini glasses in the refrigerator to chill.
  2. Fill the shaker with ice and add the vermouth.
  3. Add the gin, cover and shake gently.
  4. Let the mixture cool on ice for 20 seconds, then pour it into your chilled glasses.
  5. Garnish with an orange peel and enjoy.

*For a more intense flavor, rub the inside of the peel on the rim of the glass and enjoy the aroma as you sip.



Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.


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