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5 Best Martini Recipes Worth Making + Bonus

Stirred, not shaken. Shaken, not stirred. With Olives, Dirty, Neat. Whatever may one choose to prefer, the martini in both its creative and natural avatars is considered a classic in the enticing world of cocktails, one that every cocktail enthusiast and bartender must know. For the uninitiated, nineteenth June is celebrated as the National Martini Day in the US.

Five most-Googled martini recipes
Espresso Martini: Ingredients

  • 2 Parts Elit vodka
  • 1 Part Galliano Ristretto
  • 1/2 Part fresh coffee
  • (Optional) Gomme Syrup

Shake all the constituents of the cocktail and strain twice into a pre-chilled martini glass.

Lemon Drop Martini
Ingredients

  • 1.25 Fl Oz Smirnoff No. 21 vodka
  • 0.25 Fl Oz Triple Sec
  • 0.75 Fl Oz Lemon juice

Add vodka, lemon juice, triple sec, and ice in a martini shaker and shake well. Strain it and pour it into pre-chilled martini glasses. (Optional) One can also dip the rim of the martini glass in sugar.

Apple Martini
Ingredients

  • 1.25 Fl Oz Smirnoff Green Apple
  • 0.25 Fl Oz Apple schnapps
  • 1 Splash/es sour mix
  • 1 Slice/s apple

Add vodka, apple juice, and sour mix to the martini shaker. Add ice and shake it. Strain and pour it into a pre-chilled martini glass. Use a slice of apple for garnishing.

Chocolate Martini
Ingredients

  • 0.75 Fl Oz Smirnoff Vanilla
  • 0.75 Fl Oz Godiva Original Liqueur
  • 0.25 Oz shaving/s of chocolate

Add Smirnoff Vanilla, ice, and Godiva original liqueur into the martini shaker and shake. Strain it and pour into a martini glass and top it with chocolate shavings.

French Martini
Ingredients

  • 11/2 Parts Elit vodka
  • ½ Parts Chambord Liqueur
  • 2 Parts pineapple juice

Pour vodka, pineapple juice, Chambord, and ice in the martini shaker and shake. Strain it and pour into a martini glass. Use a lemon twist or raspberry for garnishing.

A few more tasty and funky martini recipes

Limoncello Martini
Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Fl Oz Citron vodka
  • 1 1/2 Fl Oz Limoncello
  • One tablespoonful of fresh lime juice
  • Two teaspoonfuls of Simple Syrup

Rub the side of the martini glass with a lemon slice for moistening and then dip the rim in sugar. Fill a martini shaker halfway with ice before adding vodka, lime juice, Limoncello and Simple Syrup. Shake it well and strain. Pour it into prepared glass. Use a thin lemon peel for garnishing.

Black Tie Martini
Ingredients

  • 3 Fl Oz Gin
  • 1 Fl Oz Vodka
  • ½ Fl Oz White Wine
  • Light corn syrup
  • Black and white sprinkles

Spread a thin film of corn syrup around the rim of the martini glass and dip it into sprinkles. Add gin, vodka, ice and white wine into the martini shaker and shake well. Strain it and pour into prepared glass.

Coconut Martini
Ingredients

  • 2 Fl Oz Vanilla Vodka
  • 2 Fl Oz Malibu Rum
  • 1 Fl Oz Coconut Milk
  • ¼ Fl Oz Blue Curacao

Spread a thin mask of corn syrup around the rim of the martini glass and dip it into the coconut flakes. Add vanilla, rum, ice, vodka, Blue Curacao and coconut milk into the martini shaker and shake well. Strain it and pour into prepared glass.

Popcorn Martini
Ingredients

Popcorn Water

  • Popcorn water
  • 2 Cups water
  • Two tablespoonful sugar
  • ½ teaspoonful Kosher salt
  • 2 1/2 Cups unflavored or unsalted popcorn

Boil water, salt, and sugar in a small saucepan over medium flame. Put popcorns and change it to low. Simmer as much as five minutes and strain the solution with the help of a cheese-cloth for filtering the kernels out. Leave it at room temperature to air-cool.

Martini

  • 4 Fl Oz Popcorn water
  • 11/2 Fl Oz Butterscotch ripple
  • 1 Fl Oz Vodka
  • ½ Fl Oz Heavy cream

Add popcorn water, vodka, ice, cream and butterscotch ripple into the martini shaker. Shake well and pour it into a pre-chilled martini glass.

Jolly Rancher Martini
Ingredients

Jolly Rancher Vodka

  • 12 Assorted Jolly Rancher Hard Candies
  • 8 Fl Oz Vodka

Put Jolly Rancher hard candies in a jar made of glass and pour vodka into it. Allow a minimum of sixty minutes for infusing the vodka.

Cocktail

  • 1 Fl Oz Jolly Rancher Vodka
  • ½ Fl Oz Sour apple mix
  • ½ Fl Oz Raspberry Vodka
  • 3 Fl Oz Cranberry juice
  • One teaspoonful fresh lemon juice

Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker; Ogden Nash

Well, Jolly Rancher Martini can be hailed as a deadly combination of the two aforementioned scrumptious materials.

Rim the cocktail glass with corn syrup and dip it in crushed Jolly Rancher hard candies. Then fill a martini shaker halfway with ice and add Jolly Rancher vodka, raspberry vodka, sour apple mix, lemon juice and cranberry juice into the cocktail shaker. Shake it well and pour into prepared glass.

Blue Jean Martini
Ingredients

  • 1 Fl Oz Vanilla Vodka
  • 1 Fl Oz Blue Curacao
  • 1 Fl Oz Crème de Cacao
  • ½ Fl Oz Triple Sec
  • ½ Fl Oz Heavy cream

Rim the cocktail glass with corn syrup and dip it into coarse sugar. Then add vanilla vodka, crème de cacao, ice, blue cacao, heavy cream and triple sec into the martini shaker and shake well. Strain it and pour into prepared glass.

Root Beer Float Martini
Ingredients

  • 1 Fl Oz Marshmallow Vodka
  • 1 Fl Oz Vanilla Vodka
  • 2 Fl Oz Root Beer

Fill half of the martini shaker with ice and pour marshmallow vodka, root beer, and vanilla vodka into it. Shake it lightly and strain. Pour it into a martini glass and put a small scoop of any vanilla flavored ice cream like the Melon Baller in the center of the drink.

Cake Batter Martini
Ingredients

  • 2 Fl Oz Cake-Flavored Vodka
  • 1 Fl Oz Crème de Cacao
  • ½ Fl Oz Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
  • ¼ Teaspoonful Vanilla extract

Rim the cocktail glass with corn syrup and dip it into sprinkles. Then add cake-flavored vodka, Godiva white chocolate liqueur, crème de cacao, vanilla and ice into the martini shaker and shake it well. Strain it and pour into prepared glass.