Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Vodka Cocktails

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If you’d like to make your drink a festive shade of red for the holidays, try this vodka cocktail with blood orange. "Blood oranges have a slightly different flavor than the oranges we are most accustomed to," says Kevin Denton, the national bartender for Pernod Ricard. "The main thing to remember is that orange juice, particularly anything not freshly squeezed, is much more mellow in cocktails that we think it’s going to be."


  • 1 1/2 ounces Absolut vodka
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed blood orange juice or blood orange puree
  • 1/2 ounce triple sec
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Garnish: edible orchid
  • Garnish: orange twist


  1. Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.

  2. Strain into a coupe glass.

  3. Garnish with an edible orchid and an orange twist.