120ml | 4fl oz | ½ cup freshly squeezed blood orange juice
60ml | 2fl oz | ¼ cup cranberry juice
80ml | 2.7fl oz | 1/3 cup vodka (I used Żubrówka)
60ml | 2fl oz | ¼ cup Cointreau
dash orange bitters
blood orange slices to garnish, or orange peel
1. Fill two martini glasses with ice to chill them. 2. Add all the ingredients to your cocktail shaker together with a large handful of ice. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds. 3. Discard the ice from the glasses and strain the cocktail between the two. Garnish with a ribbon of orange peel or a thin slice of blood orange.
If you’ve gone to the effort of making Bloodwine, you really must continue by turning some of that Bloodwine into a martini. A Klingon martini, of course. While it’s not clear how widespread drinking Klingon martinis was, considering the only time we see one is in a universe created by Species 8472 (VOY: In the Flesh). I hope Klingon martinis were popular as it seems a great cross-cultural drink.
To stop any debates before they start, let me state that I am a traditionalist - I make martinis with gin, not vodka. And James Bond notwithstanding, martinis should be stirred with lots of ice, not shaken. You only need to use a dash of Bloodwine but I like the idea of serving some extra Bloodwine on the side so your guests can add more if they wish.
Replicate your own (Makes 1 martini; double the recipe as needed)
60ml / 2fl oz gin (such as Tanqueray) 15ml / 1/2fl oz dry vermouth 1 dash bloodwine Ice Lemon peel twist (optional - garnish)
Combine the gin, vermouth and bloodwine in a cocktail shaker or large glass. Add a couple of handfuls of ice and stir continuously for at least 30 seconds, until the outside of the glass/shaker is cold.
Strain your liquid into a martini glass and garnish with a twist of lemon peel. Serve with extra bloodwine on the side so that people can add more if they wish.