Several years ago while I was visiting London, I had the culinary experience of enjoying blood orange juice every morning for breakfast. It was produced by Tropicana and unfortunately, to this date, I am unable to find it locally in the states. A few weeks ago, I found blood oranges at Trader Joe's. I squeezed the juice and froze it, so I could enjoy this delicious Blood Orange Martini anytime.
• 4 ounces citrus flavored vodka
• 1/2 ounce triple sec or flavored orange liqueur
• 2 ounces blood orange juice
• 2 blood orange slices
In a martini shaker combine all ingredients except the blood orange slices with a generous amount of ice. Shake vigorously for a few seconds. Strain the libation from the ice into a martini glass. Rim the top of the martini glass with lemon sugar. Simply rub a lemon lightly along the edge and dip into lemon sugar. Garnish with the blood orange slices.