Citrus Martini


  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • 4 ounces Absolut Mandarin or Absolut Citron vodka
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Orance zest, for garnish

On a warm evening, martini lovers will appreciate this refreshing variation on the classic.

Serves 2


In a large shaker filled with ice, add all of the ingredients except the orange rind. Shake very vigorously. Pour the mixture through a cocktail strainer into well-chilled maritni glasses


To make the orange garnish, use a good-quality zester to slice a piece of orange zest 1/2 wide by about 6 inches long. Wrape the strip lengthwise around a cocktail stirrer, wooden spoon, or chopstick. Hold the strip in place for a minute, then slide it off. You will have a beautiful orange spiral!