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Hypnos’ Blood Orange Martini

Blood Orange Martini

oh, sleep

elusive Hypnos…

slumbering in shades of Indigo and Prussian Blue!

if sleep must shun

at least grant me Selene’s wish

and wakeful



do we live in waking


if so,

let this, then, be a gift of time



when we just can’t sleep… fall asleep, stay asleep, or sleep deeply enough…


Perhaps it strikes when we’re not doing enough dreaming while awake?

Or we are running out of time for everything that needs accomplishing…

Late night and early morning journaling seems to help, some random ramblings and poetry.. after all, the cello can’t be played when the house is asleep, can it?

I had a few luscious Blood Oranges left over from making a coulis for my El Diablo Red Velvet Saigon Cinnamon Brownies. Maybe this would be the perfect sedative for sleep…

Hypnos’ Blood Orange Martini

Hypnos’ Blood Orange Martini
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed blood orange juice
  • (about 1 1/2 oranges)
  • 2 tbsp Simple Syrup*
  • Splash of Royale Chambord Liqueur
  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine vodka, juice, and simple syrup with ice.
  2. Add a splash of Royale Chambord Liqueur.
  3. Shake well.
  4. Strain into two sugar dipped champagne glasses.
  5. * Add 1 cup of sugar to 1 cup water. Bring to a boil and simmer until sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool. Seal in a jar and refrigerate.


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