Blood Orange-infused Vodka

During the previous couple of months, you might have discovered an uptick in mixed drink as well as appetiser messages (along with standing updates as well as tweets). As opposed to common belief (complete disclosure: nobody’s really charged me of this), I have not begun a brand-new celebration woman diet regimen for the New Year. Rather (read: the fact), I’ve been active developing the dishes for my sibling- and also [future] brother-in-law’s involvement event, which happened this previous Saturday.

The initial of 3 “trademark alcoholic drinks” we selected for the occasion was a Blood Orange Martini. Within the previous 6 months or two I’ve fancied Tito’s Handmade Vodka from Austin, yet they just make an extremely smooth, unflavored variation. Not a problem though, a container of right stuff plus a bagful of cut blood oranges and also a week produces a magnificent, ruby-hued, citrusy vodka– the best base for a not-at-all-authentic-but-very-tasty martini.

Blood Orange-infused Vodka

Heather Sage

Prep work Time: 10 mins, plus 1 week to instill

Makes: 750 mL


  • 1 1/2 extra pounds (680 grams) blood oranges ¹
  • . 750 mL container Tito’s vodka (or various other, unflavored, gluten-free vodka)


Clean as well as completely dry blood oranges quite possibly. Cut each orange right into 1/4 ″ thick pieces. Location oranges in a huge, non-reactive dish or bottle (I separated them in between 2, 34 oz glass bottles). Gather vodka, shake or mix carefully to cover the fruit as high as feasible. Cover as well as cool, flustering blend on a daily basis approximately, for 1 week.

When the mix has actually instilled for a week, pressure via a great mesh filter (do not push down on solids); dispose of orange pieces. Pressure vodka a 2nd time with a jelly stressing bag or cheesecloth-lined filter. Transfer vodka right into a tidy container (I located this channel to be extremely valuable); cover and also shop in the fridge (or fridge freezer).


¹ I made use of Moro blood oranges. You might likewise replace various other orangey citrus fruits (i.e. tangerines, navel oranges) if you have trouble situating blood oranges.

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