A citrus martini is one of my most favorite cocktails. I just love combining lemons, cara cara oranges, and blood oranges to create a totally gorgeous cocktail. It is so simple to make using fresh ingredients. Recently, this cocktail was featured on F52Drinks! 

We always have a drawer of citrus in the back fridge. An entire drawer, yep. And usually we have a few bowls of oranges on the counter. And of course grapefruit. I adore freshly squeezed citrus. Fresh is best!

What you will need for this citrus martini:

  • Lemon
  • Orange (Cara Cara prefered)
  • Blood orange
  • Orange liqueur
  • Vodka


Can I make these cocktails in advance in a pitcher?

Yes, a few hours before you can squeeze the juice fresh, and make a pitcher of these cocktails! You can also have juice ready and allow guest to add vodka or gin to their cocktails.

Can I take these cocktails to the beach or pool?

These are the perfect cocktails to make in a huge batch! You can put them into a cooler, into bags, or mason jars. Whatever works for your party!


citrus martini in a martini glass with a blood orange slice skewered on top

Citrus Martini

Prep Time: 5 minutes
5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: cocktails
Cuisine: American
Keyword: citrus
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 225kcal
Author: Bruce and Dina Miller


  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1 orange we prefer Cara Cara
  • 1 slice blood orange slice this before you juice the orange
  • Juice of 1 blood orange
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur
  • 2 ounce vodka
  • Ice


  • Slice the blood orange in half. Then cut a slice of the blood orange for a garnish, set aside.
    1 slice blood orange
  • Juice all the citrus. Strain the juice through a strainer into the cocktail shaker to get the seeds and any pulp out.
    Juice of 1 lemon, Juice of 1 blood orange, Juice of 1 orange
  • Add the vodka or gin, and the orange liqueur. Add ice, and shake vigorously.
    1 ounce orange liqueur, 2 ounce vodka, Ice
  • Strain cocktail into a cocktail glass, and garnish with blood orange slice.


Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 34mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 32IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.04mg
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Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

Hi, we are Bruce and Dina Miller. We love to cook every night. We enjoy making a few healthy dishes, and also comfort food. We love crafting cocktails too! Come take a look, we would love to share our recipes with you.

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