Orange Martini

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This Orange Martini cocktail recipe is a delicious and fresh citrus fruit cocktail. Perfect for summer with vodka or gin.
An Orange Martini with oranges around it

This simple and fresh Orange Martini is a fun cocktail to serve up for your friends and family!

An Orange Martini with oranges around it

I had some fun experimenting with this Orange Martini recipe and made seven different variations trying to find the perfect flavor balance.

Taste testing can be so difficult sometimes. 🙂

I tried classic martini with some vermouth, sweet with some homemade orange simple syrup, and all sorts of different juices and liquors.

But after all that testing, this was my favorite variation.

Simple, but oh so delicious.

A Orange Martini being poured into a frosted glass

Orange Juice

I very strongly recommend using freshly squeezed orange juice.

It is going to give you the best fresh flavor without a lot of sugar and heaviness.

Bottled orange juice will work, but definitely not the same.

Top view of the cocktail with fruit in it
Two cocktails surrounded by fruit

Frosting Glasses

Another fun touch if possible is serving the Orange Martini in a frosted martini glass.

Simply place the glasses in the freezer ahead of time and they will be frosty cold when serving.

Not an option? Or on round 2?

Fill up the glass with LOTS of ice and let it sit while making the cocktail. The ice will provide a little chill for the glass.

Close up of the cocktail glass


I do not always worry about garnish at home beyond basics like lemon wedges, but using some fresh orange peel makes this drink just heavenly!

Use a peeler on the oranges before juicing them, and store the peels in some water so they do not dry out until you want to use them (if not using right away).

Then wipe them around the rim of the glass and either pop them in the cocktail or hang them over the side with a curl.

When you lean in for a sip, you will get this amazing, fresh, bright citrus smell.

Two Orange Martinis with oranges around them

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An Orange Martini with oranges around it

Orange Martini

This Orange Martini cocktail recipe is a delicious and fresh citrus fruit cocktail. Perfect for summer with vodka or gin.
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 Min or Less, Gluten Free, Summer, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 231kcal


  • 2 ounces vodka (or gin) (1/4 cup)
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed orange juice (2 Tablespoons)
  • 1 ounce triple sec or another orange liqueur (2 Tablespoons)
  • orange peel for garnish, optional


  • Peel orange with a peeler if using for a garnish and set aside. Squeeze the fresh orange juice.
  • Fill a shaker with ice, the vodka (gin), orange juice, and triple sec.
  • Shake for 30 seconds and strain into a martini glass.
  • Run an orange peel piece around the rim and serve.


You can use either vodka or gin. Gin will bring a slight earthy flavor from the juniper to the drink.
Martini glass size varies, so it might not fill the glass as much as you want. A way around this? Make extra martini and pour as needed!
No shaker? Simply build in a tall drinking glass with ice and stir with a spoon instead.


Serving: 1drink | Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 57IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg
By on February 14th, 2021

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Kim has grown up with a passion for cooking good food! You can find her in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes, making dog treats, and eating Italian food!

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