Serves 2

  • 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.

Klingon Martini

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
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.