Blood Orange Halloween Cocktails

The blood orange is named so for it's dark red flesh.  The flavor is sweet and mellow.  What better time of year, than Halloween, to share with you some blood orange cocktail recipes.

Here's one from Martha Stewart.

Shots of Blood-Orange Speciman


1-1/2 cups fresh blood-orange juice (from 7 to 8 blood oranges), chilled
6 tablespoons Solerno or other blood-orange liqueur


Combine blood-orange juice and liqueur in a large pitcher. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Pour into test tubes or small glasses.

Here are a couple from

This is a blood orange margarita recipe using lime juice, tequila and triple sec. You can only make one drink with this recipe, but you can adjust the ingredient proportions accordingly if you want to make more than one drink. If you want to serve blood orange margaritas to ten people, multiply all the ingredients here by ten, and so on.

  • 1 ounce of blood orange juice
  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces of tequila
  • 1 ounce of squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ounce of triple sec
  • Optional: A blood orange slice
  1. Fill a glass with ice.
  2. Add tequila, lime juice, triple sec and blood orange juice.
  3. Stir a few times until it is well chilled
  4. Optional: Add the blood orange slice for visual appeal
  5. Serve.
Blood Orange Martini
This is a blood orange martini recipe using vodka and cointreau. Remember that alcohol should be consumed in moderate quantities. This a pretty strong martini, utilizing 3oz of vodka for just one drink. Also, this recipe is only for one single drink. If you want to serve, say, six drinks to six guests, you simply need to multiply the ingredient list by six. Enjoy your blood orange martini–may the crimson tint of this martini and the beautiful taste of the blood orange overwhelm you and fill you up!

  • 3oz of vodka
  • Ice
  • 1/2oz of cointreau
  • 6 ounces of blood orange juice
  • Optional: A blood orange slice

    1. Fill a glass or cocktail shaker with ice.
    2. Add everything.
    3. Stir a few times until it is well chilled.
    4. Optional: Add the blood orange slice for visual appeal
    5. Put it in a glass.
    6. Serve.
    The Vampire Blood Martini, comes to us from Jason Dobrowner/Thirsty Scientist. It is the delicious evil stepsister of a classic Cosmopolitan. The sweet tart pomegranate flavor coupled with the fresh citrus taste of hand-squeezed blood oranges gives the cocktail its beautiful deep red color and delicious bite. Garnished with pomegranate seeds and a sugar coated slice of blood orange, the Vampire Blood Martini is the perfect accessory to your cape and fangs.

    Vampire Blood
    1.5 oz vodka
    1.5 oz pomegranate juice
    1.5 oz blood orange juice (1 blood orange)
    1 tablespoon agave syrup
    1 lime wedge
    Mix all ingredients in martini shaker with ice. Squeeze blood orange and lime wedge. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds and pour into chilled martini glass. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and sugar coated blood orange slice.

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