Citrus Martini

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The past few years we’ve been on a champagne kick.  I’m not sure where it came from but most of the time if we are going to have a drink it’s going to be champagne.   I like champagne because it tastes good, it’s festive, and hello, bubbles!

Love this Citrus Martini with fresh citrus juice

However, sometimes we don’t want to open up a bottle of champagne or we only want a single drink.  This is when I become a mixologist.   I’m becoming quite famous for my impromptu cocktails on the weekends.   I like to buy the mini bottles of liquor at the liquor store and keep them in the pantry for these occasions.  There are so many fun combinations to make.

Enjoy a cool and refreshing Citrus martini

While we are on the subject of stocking the pantry I always make sure we have soda, sparkling water, some type of juice, lemons, and limes.   These are the keys and the base to most good cocktails.  We also usually have a bottle of rum, vodka, and tequila on hand.   With just these 8 simple ingredients I can make a pretty great cocktail.

A Citrus Martini is a combination of multiple citrus juices!

This time around I pulled out a mini bottle of lemon vodka. I looked in the fruit bowl and  I happen to have a few blood oranges and a grapefruit in the fruit basket so I thought a citrus cocktail would be pretty yummy. I ended up using the juice from the blood oranges and grapefruit in addition to the lemon vodka and triple sec.   It wasn’t sweet enough so I also added in a big of simple syrup.

Blended with fresh citrus juice and citrus liquor this Citrus Martini is always a favorite

The martini was really tasty.  The citrus flavors made it tangy and the color was really pretty!   I used just enough simple syrup to give it a hint of sweetness.  If you like your cocktails sweeter feel free to use more.  Garnish with a few citrus wedges and you are ready to go!

Love this Citrus Martini with fresh citrus juice

Citrus Martini

Yield: 2 martinis
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Grab a few citrus fruits from the fruit bowl along with Triple Sec and flavored vodka and make this gorgeous martini!


  • 2 oz. juice from a blood orange
  • 2 oz. juice from a grapefruit
  • 1 1/2 oz. lemon vodka
  • 1 oz. Triple Sec
  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup (or more if you like it sweeter)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake for 30 seconds.
  2. Strain into 2 martini glasses and garnish with citrus fruit slices.


A Hezzi-D Original Recipe

Enjoy a refreshing Citrus Martini this summer

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