Summertime Blood Orange Martinis

 Summertime Blood Orange Martini from Noble Pig 2
I am really excited to share this cocktail with you. Normally I only enjoy blood orange cocktails in the wintertime when blood oranges are in season. I've always loved the unique flavor-profile of blood oranges, they are almost raspberry-like with citrus notes. And the color is quite outstanding.

Driving across town the other day I was thinking about my favorite sparkling Italian soda. It was 90+ degrees and I was so thirsty. I was out shopping for a weekend cocktail party and couldn't help think my favorite blood orange soda could be made into the perfect martini. 

At home I started playing around with some ingredients and honestly I think this is one of my favorite martinis ever made. REALLY! It's refreshing, balanced and the perfect drink on a hot, summer evening.

I ended up serving them at my cocktail party and they were a hit and so easy to make.

Summertime Blood Orange Martini from Noble Pig 4
This is my favorite Sparkling Italian Soda, San Pellegrino Aranciata Rossa (Blood Orange). It's a lovely drink on its own, but transformed into a martini, it's amazing. Wow

This is available almost anywhere, usually in the nicer supermarkets. Do not substitute the regular orange flavor, it's not the same. Blood Orange is what you want.

Summertime Blood Orange Martini from Noble Pig 3
I haven't been able to stop thinking about these lovely things...that's kind-of scary. However, once you have one, you'll be in the same boat.

Summertime Blood Orange Martini from Noble Pig 5
I also wanted to share my favorite citrus juicer. I have tried so many and this squeezer will get juice out of the driest piece of citrus. It's an absolute must in the kitchen.
Summertime Blood Orange Martini from Noble Pig

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Summertime Blood Orange Martinis

Recipe from: Created by Cathy Pollak for | Serves: 1-2 depending on the size of your glass


  • 4 oz San Pellegrino Aranciata Rossa Sparkling Beverage
  • 2.5 oz vodka (prefer Tito's Handmade)
  • 0.5 oz Cointreau
  • juice of one whole lime
  • chipped ice
  • slice of lime


  • Add San Pellegrino, vodka, Cointreau and lime juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well. Strain into a martini glass filled halfway with chipped ice and a slice of lime.

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11 Comments and 4 Replies

  1. nancy geragi 1

    It’s a little after ten am here on the east coast….and i could use one of these NOW! They sound so refreshing! While i can no longer indulge for health reasons I’m adding this to my recipe book! It will be a delight to serve at my next dinner. Once again thanks Noble Pig for a great posting!…beeperbeak in virginia

  2. Jenna 2

    this looks outstanding! I hope I can find some Sanpellagrino today!

  3. I love this flavor, it makes such a gorgeous cocktail as well!

  4. Matt 6

    That is our favorite drink too, can’t wait to make this Martini with it!!

  5. Gorgeous drink and beautiful stemware!

  6. Oh my gosh, Cathy! They look pretty!!

  7. Kelly 9

    How does the soda do when shaken? Does it fizz all over? Does it lose some of its carbonation?

  8. Helen 11

    I made these over the weekend and they are the bomb! What a delicious, refreshing cocktail.

  9. Allison Roberts 13

    I was trying to find blood orange juice with no luck then I came across your recipe with the Sanpellegrino which was easier to find. Very yummy! Thanks!

  10. Sid Reed 14

    I have been making these for years and my friends always ask me for a BOM (Blood Orange Martini ). I also make batches of them in large empty plastic Juice bottles and keep them on ice in the cooler to save having to make them individually. I changed mine up a bit and used Grand Marnier and Triple Sec in place of the Cointreau. I agree with Using Tito’s but Grey Goose and Absolut are as good. Enjoy…Cheers!

  11. John and Jacqueline Paolucci 15

    This is a great drink recipe. Been using it since NYE 2014/15. Thanks Noble Pig.


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