Recipe courtesy of Tiffani Thiessen

Blood Orange-Vanilla Martini

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 1 drink
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Vanilla Simple Syrup:

2 cups sugar

1 vanilla bean, scraped

Blood Orange-Vanilla Martini:

4 ounces blood orange juice

2 ounces vodka 

1 strip blood orange zest


  1. For the simple syrup: Combine the sugar, vanilla bean and 2 cups water in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, until the sugar melts. Remove from the heat and let cool. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.
  2. For the martini: In a cocktail shaker with ice, add the blood orange juice, vodka and 2 ounces of the simple syrup. Shake, then strain into a martini glass. Garnish with the orange zest.