Orange Martini Cocktail Recipe

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Orange Martini Cocktail Recipe

The citrus flavor of this orange martini can be enjoyed with either gin or vodka. This recipe is easy to make and you can make it up the way you like it. This drink is perfect for dinner, which goes very well with salmon, salads, and many other light dishes. With dry vermouth and either gin or vodka as the base of the recipe, you are looking at the classic martini. Orange bitters are combined with triple sec and triple sec to add a zing to the orange flavor. After you have finished, garnish it with a long orange twist – you can spritz the oils into the drink if you wish – and you will have a lovely, simple, and enjoyable cocktail. Most people prefer their orange martini with vodka because it combines a neutral taste with a top-shelf vodka and it is a wonderful way to showcase your favorite. When you switch from vodka to gin, you get a complex cocktail with botanical notes. Depending on the gin, consumers can also select from different flavors. A London dry gin with a fragrant profile is always welcome in a martini, but this cocktail benefits greatly from a gin that is fruitier and reduces juniper notes.

Recipe Variations

Make the experience even more pleasing by adding a premium citrus-flavored vodka to the mix. Adding sugar and finely grated orange zest to the rim of your glass will add even more sweetness (or just make it more festive).


A layer of ice is created after straining the cocktail after shaking it with cracked ice. Using this mix for other drinks will make you enjoy it more. It works just as well with ice cubes. Ice cubes can be easily broken by whacking them with a rolling pin, muddler, or mallet after putting them in a lint-free towel or cloth bag (a Lewis bag is suitable for this purpose). The sound is even louder, but it is also a very calming activity. You should select a premium brand or upper shelf orange curaçao when it comes to triple sec. Orange liqueur is widely available in inexpensive bottles, but it can ruin a drink, especially if it’s the featured ingredient as it is here. Put your cocktail glasses in the refrigerator or freezer to prevent them from getting warm. Adding crushed ice to each glass while you are mixing the drink will also help give them a quick chill.

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of Orange Martini Cocktail Recipe is 6 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Orange Martini Cocktail Recipe is 832 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Orange Martini Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.

Tools needed

  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Strainer


  • Martini Glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • 2 ounces gin (or vodka)
  • 1/2 ounce dry vermouth
  • 1/2 ounce triple sec
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • an orange twist as a garnish

Steps to Make It

  • The ingredients need to be gathered.
  • Stir the gin or vodka, the dry vermouth, the triple sec, and the orange bitters together in a cocktail shaker.
  • Shake well after filling half of the glass with cracked ice.
  • In a chilled cocktail glass, strain the mixture.
  • Add the orange twist to the serving dish and serve.

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