Orange Martini

This refreshingly delicious orange martini is made with orange-infused vodka, triple sec, and orange juice. Garnish with an orange slice and fall in love with this easy, homemade martini!

Close view of the glasses of the martini with orange slices floating on top

I’m a big fan of martini recipes. Here are a few of my favorite vodka martinis: grapefruit, cranberry, lemon drop, French, cucumber mint and the classic dirty martini.

What I love about this orange cocktail recipe is the vibrancy in both flavor and color! It makes for a pretty and delicious cocktail to serve at any party.

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Helpful tips

  • I use homemade orange infused vodka but if you don’t have the inclination to make your own infused vodka, just use store bought – though the orange flavor won’t taste as good as a homemade infusion. I find that store bought flavored vodka’s taste ‘fake’.
  • Whenever you use either the juice of freshly squeezed fruit or a piece of fresh fruit as garnish in your cocktail, it’s important to wash the fruit well. You don’t want to be ingesting pesticides.
  • There are a few ways to clean your fruit (and vegetables). One way is to use a fruit/vegetable cloth. It is rough on one side and smooth on the other. Here’s how to use it: Wet the cloth with cold water, take the fruit in your hand and scrub the skin thoroughly with the rough side. Rinse and dry the fruit. If you want to shine your fruit, (like apples) after you dry the fruit, rub it with the smooth side.
  • You can also wash the fruit by hand: squirt some unscented, natural soap in your hand and rub the fruit between your palms. Take a vegetable brush and scrub the skin, rinse thoroughly and dry.
  • I usually use the orange liqueur Cointreau in my cocktails but since there is a good amount of orange juice in this cocktail, I chose to use triple sec which is much more budget friendly.
  • I usually use orange juice with pulp, but if you prefer your juice without pulp, go for it.
  • Since orange juice is sweet, there is no need to add simple syrup. But, if you love really sweet drinks, add 1/4 ounce before shaking the cocktail shaker.
  • You can garnish this martini with orange wheels like I do or with an orange wedge, which you will squeeze into the cocktail and drop the fruit in the glass.
  • You can also garnish the rim of the glass with orange sugar, but I’m not a fan and think it makes it too sweet. Here’s how to garnish with sugar: sprinkle some orange sugar onto a small dish. Dip your finger in simple syrup, rub the rim of the glasses and dip the rim into the sugar. Make sure to cover the entire rim. Shake off any excess and pour the cocktail into the glasses.

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How to make an orange martini

Pre-step

Get a cocktail shaker and fill it halfway with ice. Get a measuring glass, and two martini glasses. For garnish, cut two thin orange wheels and set aside.

After measuring out the ingredients, add them to the shaker.

Step one

Gather the ingredients – orange vodka, triple sec, and fresh orange juice.

Orange vodka, triple sec, orange juice and glassware on the table

Step two

Measure 4 ounces of orange vodka.

Orange vodka measured out

Step three

Measure two ounces of triple sec.

Triple sec measured out

Step four

Measure 4 ounces of orange juice.

orange juice measured out

Step five

Cap the cocktail shaker and shake for 15 seconds. Strain, pour, and divide the orange martini between the two glasses.

Float an orange wheel in each glass.

Two martini glasses with the orange drink and orange slices floating as garnish

Doesn’t that look refreshing?

Vertical view of two glasses with the orange martini in it

Let’s see a close up of this delicious cocktail.

Double close up of a glass with the orange floating in the martini

I hope you enjoyed this orange martini recipe. Let happy hour begin! Cheers.

And as always, may all your dishes/drinks delish!

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Two orange martinis in classic glasses with sliced oranges on the table

Orange Martini

This refreshingly delicious orange martini is made with orange-infused vodka, triple sec, and orange juice. Garnish with an orange slice and fall in love with this easy homemade martini!
5 from 14 votes
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Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fruit cocktail, orange cocktail, orange martini
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 cocktails
Calories: 202kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces orange vodka
  • 2 ounces triple sec (or Cointreau)
  • 4 ounces orange juice (with or without pulp)

Garnish

  • 2 orange wheels (thinly sliced)

Instructions

  • Fill cocktail shaker halfway with ice, get a measuring glass, and glassware.
  • Add orange vodka, triple sec, and orange juice.
    4 ounces orange vodka, 2 ounces triple sec, 4 ounces orange juice
  • Cap the shaker and shake for 15 seconds. Strain, pour, and divide the martini between the two glasses.
  • Float an orange wheel in each glass.
    2 orange wheels
  • Sip
  • Smile
  • Enjoy
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Notes

Helpful tips
  • I use homemade orange infused vodka but if you don’t have the inclination to make your own infused vodka, just use store bought – though the orange flavor won’t taste as good as a homemade infusion. I find that store bought flavored vodka’s taste ‘fake’.
  • Whenever you use either the juice of freshly squeezed fruit or a piece of fresh fruit as garnish in your cocktail, it’s important to wash the fruit well. You don’t want to be ingesting pesticides.
  • There are a few ways to clean your fruit (and vegetables). One way is to use a fruit/vegetable cloth. It is rough on one side and smooth on the other. Here’s how to use it: Wet the cloth with cold water, take the fruit in your hand and scrub the skin thoroughly with the rough side. Rinse and dry the fruit. If you want to shine your fruit, (like apples) after you dry the fruit, rub it with the smooth side.
  • You can also wash the fruit by hand: squirt some unscented, natural soap in your hand and rub the fruit between your palms. Take a vegetable brush and scrub the skin, rinse thoroughly and dry.
  • I usually use the orange liqueur Cointreau in my cocktails but since there is a good amount of orange juice in this cocktail, I chose to use triple sec which is much more budget friendly.
  • I usually use orange juice with pulp, but if you prefer your juice without pulp, go for it.
  • Since orange juice is sweet, there is no need to add simple syrup. But, if you love really sweet drinks, add 1/4 ounce before shaking the cocktail shaker.
  • You can garnish this martini with orange wheels like I do or with an orange wedge, which you will squeeze into the cocktail and drop the fruit in the glass.
  • You can also garnish the rim of the glass with orange sugar, but I’m not a fan and think it makes it too sweet. Here’s how to garnish with sugar: sprinkle some orange sugar onto a small dish. Dip your finger in simple syrup, rub the rim of the glasses and dip the rim into the sugar. Make sure to cover the entire rim. Shake off any excess and pour the cocktail into the glasses.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 113IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg
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28 Comments

  1. It’s like a mix between a tequila margarita (this one is less tangy) and a screwdriver cocktail (this one is stronger). Very refreshing and heady 😉

  2. The perfect drink to beat the scorching heat of the summer season. Loved how refreshing it looks.

  3. This martini was delicious! I ended up making my own infused vodka like you do which was easier than I thought it would be. This cocktail will be perfect for the summer.

  4. This drink sounds delicious! I have tried making a martini at home before, but this seems so simple! Thanks for the share!

  5. I can’t wait for the evening now… This martini s exactly what I’ve been wanting to try for quite some time now. It certainly looks incredible! 👏

  6. I bought store-bought orange vodka and it was still DELISH, but next time I will definitely try your real orange-infused vodka–it sounds divine!

    1. There is nothing like homemade infusions in drinks. I hope you try it! Thanks for your comment, Casey!