From our feature, The Vivant’s Top Ten Fabulous Gin Cocktail Recipes, Gennifer Rose shared her wonderfully refreshing Blood Orange Martini recipe with THE VIVANT.
I love visiting Washington, DC. I say that as a prelude to this one, not because my favorite California blogger Gennifer Rose is from there – she’s based in Sacramento – but because her name reminds me of Leonardo da Vinci’s Ginevra de Benci, which is housed in the Smithsonian. The portrait of the young woman Ginevra, on the reverse side, shows a wreath of laurel, palm, and juniper (thus the connection to the theme of this article, which is gin, and not Renaissance art).
Gennifer’s blog is about everything California, her and her family’s adventures and lifestyle and is full of healthy lifestyle tips, travel adventures, and what Gennifer calls her “elevated casual” fashion sense. She says she uses blood oranges in a lot of her cocktail recipes, simply because they add some great color. I love the sweet citrusy flavor of this one!
- 2 or 3 oz gin
- 1 medium blood orange, juiced (about ¼ cup of juice)
- 1 oz simple syrup
- Half a lime
- Blood orange or lime slices for garnish
- In your cocktail shaker, combine the gin, both juices, and simple syrup with ice.
- Shake well over ice in the shaker. Strain into a martini glass.
- Garnish with fresh fruit and enjoy!
Dan Blacharski is editor-in-chief of TheVivant.com.