The Mango Martini is for those who enjoy a fruity spin on their Martini cocktail. I happen to love mangos, and Martini’s of course, so this is a great combination!
Place crushed ice in a martini shaker. Add the rum, liqueur, and juices. Shake then strain rum mixture into a martini glass. Garnish with mango slices, if desired. Serve immediately.
Here’s a simple recipe for a Cosmopolitan Martini. Enjoy!
Recipe Cosmopolitan Martini
Pour all ingredients in mixing glass half filled with ice. Shake and strain into chilled martini glass.
Also known as the Washington Apple Martini, this variant on the standard Apple Martini is one of our favorites
Red Apple Martini
Pour all ingredients in a shaker with cracked ice. Cover and shake. Serve in a chilled martini glass, rimmed with sugar and garnished with a red apple slice. Enjoy your red apple martini!
There seems to be an almost endless variety of Martini’s out there today, so if you want to know how to make a Martini, it really depends on which Martini you want to make; and sometimes who you’re asking. Many purists and Martini connoisseurs will tell you that there really is only one true Martini, and that’s the classic Martini made with gin and dry vermouth. For this article I’ll keep things simple and focus on the classic, as well as mention the popular substitution of vodka for gin.
To begin with, to make a Martini you will need these main liquid ingredients:
In addition, you will need the following:
How to make a Martini
That’s it! Now you know how to make a Martini. Of course, there are many variations and you can take a look at some of the Martini recipes on this blog for other ideas.
† This is used when you prefer your Martini stirred and not shaken. Shaking the Martini can “bruise” the gin. Alternatively, Vodka Martini drinkers tend to agree with James Bond and prefer their drink shaken. It all comes down to personal preference. To shake a Martini, use a standard cocktail shaker to do so.
A decadent treat for those who love Martini’s and chocolate! This Chocolate Martini with Irish Cream is a delight on the taste buds!
Chocolate Martini with Irish Cream
Chill martini glass in freezer. Swirl the chocolate syrup around the inside of the martini glass. Mix the liquid ingredients in a shaker half filled with ice. Strain the chocolate martini with Irish cream into a martini glass and serve. Use the optional chocolate shavings and whipped cream as a topping.
The Godiva Chocolate Martini is very easy to make, and so delicious for the chocolate lover who also loves Martin’s. There are a number of variations on a Chocolate Martini, but for many the Godiva Chocolate Martini is their favorite. This Martini used Godiva Liqueur as one of the main ingredients. Of course, the other main ingredient is the Vodka.
Godiva Chocolate Martini
Stir both the Godiva Liqueur and Vodka in a Martini glass. The Godiva website has a slight variation on this popular recipe which you can view if you’d like.
Summer! What a great time of year to be sipping Martini’s at the beach. Or if you’re lucky enough to have a home with a deck overlooking the ocean, then a perfect Summer Martini Recipe is what you deserve as you gaze upon the sun setting in the distance. Here are links to some Summer Martini Recipes that work well for the summer months.
Summer Martini Recipes
The first Summer Martini we recommend is the Watermelon Martini. Click that link for details. Here are more:
Check back for more Summer Martini Recipes. These are a few of our favorites.
There are some Martini Recipes you can make using Soda. Alternatively, you may be interested in what the Martini Soda website has to say. I’ve listed one recipe below that uses Sprite® soda for your enjoyment. It’s the Blueberry Martini.
Blueberry Martini using Soda.
If you visit the Martini Soda website, you may think you’ve died and gone to heaven if you love Soda and Martinis. The company has created a Martini Soda! Everything’s in Italian, so if you speak the language, even better. And if you don’t, well, I still want some! This is just another one of those ideas that left me thinking, why didn’t I think of that! What’s next, Martini chewing gum?
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Just in time for summer, the Bikini Martini is the perfect Martini cocktail to sip at the pool.
Shake the rum, vodka and pineapple juice in a shaker until frothy. Pour in a martini glass, add a touch of grenadine. Garnish with an orange wheel.
I’ve always liked Blueberries, and being a Martini lover, what a great combination. The Blueberry Martini is a favorite of many a Martini drinker. At least those of you who aren’t put off by the multitude of Martini’s that are the antithesis of the classic Gin Martini. Love it or not, here’s just another popular Martini, the Blueberry Martini.
Combine the Blueberry Vodka, Triple Sec and Blueberry juice in a cocktail shaker. The shaker should be at least half filled with ice cubes. Shake the liquid ingredients well and strain into a cocktail glass. To complete the Blueberry Martini, top it off with the Sprite® soda and garnish with fresh blueberries. Serve in a chilled Martini glass and enjoy!
This is one of my favorites. If you like a lemon drop shot, you’ll love this Martini. The Lemon Drop Martini is definitely one of the more popular cocktails being served today. Let us know how you like it by rating this Lemon Drop Martini at bottom.
Lemon Drop Martini
Chill martini glasses in freezer prior to serving. Place the Vodka, Triple Sec, lemon juice and sugar in a cocktail shaker with 4-5 ice cubes and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Run the lemon twist around the edge of the chilled glass and dip in the fine sugar for a coated rim. Pour the strained martini into the chilled glasses and serve. You can add the twist as a garnish on the side of the glass.
There are many variations on the Chocolate Martini. Mixologists by nature like to be creative and come up with multiple ways to make this delicious drink. So, you might get different variations, depending on where you are. Here’s just one which I enjoy using Godiva chocolate!
There are a number of ways you can make Vodka Martini cocktails. The traditional Vodka Martini includes vodka, vermouth and a lemon twist or cocktail olive. Here’s the recipe for the standard Vodka Martini. Aside from this, here are some variations on the Vodka Martini cocktail:
For a "Kangaroo" Vodka Martini, which is less dry than the classic Vodka Martini, use 1½ ounces of vodka and ¾ ounce of dry vermouth.
For a Dirty Vodka Martini, add some olive juice from the jar of green olives.
For a "bone-dry" Vodka Martini, simply sip chilled vodka neat.
These Vodka Martini cocktails should satisfy most people who prefer vodka as the main ingredient in place of Gin. Of course, remember to serve all your Martini cocktails in a long stemmed Martini glass that has been chilled or kept in the freezer.
The Coconut Pineapple Martini is one of the more popular Martini cocktails, and you’ll find a great recipe below for this drink:
Coconut Pineapple Martini
Mix all ingredients together. Serve in a chilled martini glass. Garnish with rum infused pineapple.
As with almost all martini’s, there are numerous variations of an Apple Martini, or Appletini. This recipe uses apple schnapps, giving it a sweet taste. If you prefer more of a sour taste, use Sour Apple Pucker. Enjoy your Apple Martini!
Shake the liquid ingredients vigorously with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the apple slices.
As the martini evolved from its origins in the 1870s, the classic martini was made with gin, not vodka. It wasn’t until the 1950s when vodka began to replace gin. For the purist martini drinkers who frown upon the multitude of different martini recipes used today, here is the classic martini recipe for your enjoyment!
Classic Martini Recipe
Stir the vermouth and gin in a mixing glass with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Run the lemon peel around the rim and twist it over the drink then drop it in. Or simply drop in an olive.
Another fruity Martini, the Pomegranate Martini is a favorite of Oprah Winfrey. You can check out Oprah’s Pomegranate Martini on her website.
Shake ingredients in a shaker and pour into a chilled martini glasses. Put pomegranate fruit into glass as garnish.
As I’m writing this post, an ‘official’ Skinny Girl Martini doesn’t seem to exist. It seems Bethenny from the Real Housewives of NYC, was famous on the show for what she called “The Skinny Girl Margarita.” Bethany would order it at bars and restaurants and tell the bartenders how to make it.
Since I only cover Martini’s on this blog, I’m not going to get into how to make a Skinny Girl Margarita, but it shouldn’t be too difficult to find. You can visit Bethenny’s website, www.skinnygirlcocktails.com for more information.
But What About a Skinny Girl Martini?
I’m certain Bethenny will come up with a recipe for this, if she hasn’t already. There seems to be a lot of demand for it out there. Check back for updates.
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Take a look at some of the Martini Recipes on this blog. You’ll find some of our favorite Martini’s. Be sure to try them out and come back to tell us what you think by using the rating system below each Martini Recipe.
This vodka martini recipe comes from The Ultimate Bar Book: The Comprehensive Guide to Over 1,000 Cocktails. The recipe begins with the following preface:
Otherwise known as the Vodkatini, this clear, clean-tasting cocktail eclipsed the traditional Gin Martini in popularity by the late 1950s, due in no small part to James Bond and Smirnoff simultaneously promoting a stylish preference for Russian Vodka into the mainstream of popular culture.
Vodka Martini Recipe Ingredients
Stir the liquid ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Run the lemon peel around the rim, twist it over the drink, and drop it in (or garnish with an olive.)
Variations: For a Kangaroo (less dry than the classic Vodka Martini), use 1½ ounces vodka and ¾ ounce dry vermouth.
For a Dirty Vodka Martini, add a dash of juice from the jar of green olives
For a “bone-dry” Vodka Martini, simply sip chilled vodka neat.
Another great Martini for the Summer months, the Watermelon Martini is a refreshing, delicious Martini cocktail you can sip at the pool.
Preparation: (Makes 2 servings.)
If using sugar and salt, mix them together. Wet the rim of a chilled martini glass with a piece of watermelon. Dip the rim into the sugar and salt mixture. Repeat for other glass.
Place the watermelon juice, vodka, lime juice, and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker. Top with ice. Shake well.
Pour contents through strainer into martini glasses.
Garnish with a wedge of watermelon if desired.