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 oz Absolut vodka
- 1 oz Blood orange juice or puree
- 1/2 oz Triple sec
- 1/2 oz Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
- Garnish: Edible orchid
- Garnish: Orange peel
Shake all of ingredients in a shaker with ice until chilled.
Strain into a coupe glass, and garnish with an edible orchid and orange rind.