The beautiful red-orange color of this drink in a simple martini glass is an elegant reminder of the holiday season. 

Each year, Chris and Idie Hastings, owners of Hot and Hot Fish Club, enjoys hosting a holiday Christmas party for their neighborhood. And their friends and family agree that the Blood Orange Martinis are the highlight of this festive affair.

While bottled blood orange juice can be purchased in specialty markets, nothing compares to the freshly squeezed orange juice. To make a large batch, you can juice the blood oranges ahead of time, up to four hours before serving.  
Yield: 1 serving
3 1/2 tablespoons vodka
1/4 cup freshly squeezed blood orange juice
1 thin slice blood orange, for garnish
Chill a martini glass for at least 20 minutes before serving. Combine the vodka and blood orange juice in a martini shaker filled halfway with ice. Shake until the mixture is well chilled. Strain into a martini glass, garnish with a blood orange slice, and serve immediately.

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