Friday, January 11, 2013

23 Martini Recipes

To help pay for my college tuition, books, and rent I have been bartending since I was 18.  Working in the service industry can be rough but bartending has its perks; I can make a mean drink.  I am always delegated as being the bartender at parties and get togethers.  Today I will be sharing some of the BEST martini recipes to ever exist! Enjoy! Please drink responsibly.

 
 
James Bond Martini
1 1/2 oz. gin
1 1/2 tsp. vodka
1 1/2 tsp. dry vermouth
Combine in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well.  Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a lemon twist.

Dirty Martini
1 1/2 oz. gin or vodka
1/2 oz. dry vermouth
1 1/2 tsps. olive juice
2 stuffed olives (try bleu cheese, SO delicious)
Combine the liquids in a shaker with ice and shake well.  Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with the olives.

Flirtini
1 oz. vodka
2 oz. champagne
2 oz. pineapple juice
pineapple wedge
Combine the liquids in a highball glass (or regular tall glass) filled with ice, stir, and garnish with a pineapple wedge.

Hot Stuff Martini
1 1/2 oz. gin or vodka
1/2 oz. dry vermouth
dash of Tabasco
lime wedge
Combine the liquids in a shaker with ice and shake well.  Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a lime wedge.  Add a dash or two more of Tabasco if you want it really hot.

Perfect Martini
1 1/2 oz. gin or vodka
1 1/2 tsp. dry vermouth
1 1/2 tsp. sweet vermouth
2 olives
Combine the liquids in a shaker with ice and shake well.  Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with 2 olives on a toothpick.

Black & Silver Martini
2 oz. vodka
1/2 oz. Chambord
Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass.

Licorice Martini
1 1/2 oz. gin or vodka
1 1/2 tsp. Pernod
1 1/2 tsp. anisette
1/2 tsp. orange bitters
lemon twist
Combine the liquids in a shaker with ice and shake well.  Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a lemon twist.

Copacabana
1 oz. apricot brandy
1/2 oz. lemon juice
1/2 oz. brandy
1/2 oz. Cointreau
orange wheel
Combine the liquids in a shaker with ice and shake well.  Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with an orange wheel.

Caribbean Martini
1 1/2 oz. light rum
1 1/2 tsp. dry vermouth
lime twist
granulated sugar
Rim a chilled martini glass with granulated sugar (slide a lime wedge around the rim and then dip the rim in the sugar.  Combine the liquid ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake well.  Strain the liquids into the martini glass and garnish with a lime twist.

Fresh Lemon Martini
1 1/2 oz. vodka
1 1/2 tsp. triple sec
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
1 dash orange bitters
2 cocktail olives
Combine the liquids in a shaker with ice and shake well.  Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with 2 olives on a toothpick.

Cherry Bomb Martini
1 1/2 oz. vodka
1/2 oz. cherry brandy
1/2 oz. brandy
maraschino cherry
Combine the liquids in a shaker with ice and shake well.  Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with the cherry.

Citron Dragon Martini
1 1/2 oz. Absolut Citron Vodka
1/2 oz. Cointreau
1 oz. melon liqueur
splash of soda
lemon twist
Combine the liquids in a shaker with ice and shake well.  Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a lemon twist.

Palm Beach Martini
1 1/2 oz. gin
1 tsp. sweet vermouth
1 oz. grapefruit juice
lemon twist
Combine the liquids in a shaker with ice and shake well.  Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a lemon twist.

Seventh Heaven Martini
1 1/2 oz. gin or vodka
1 1/2 tsp. maraschino liqueur
1 1/2 tsp. grapefruit juice
fresh mint sprig
Combine the liquids in a shaker with ice and shake well.  Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a fresh mint sprig.

Cosmopolitan Martini
1 1/2 oz. vodka
1/2 oz. Cointreau
3/4 oz. cranberry juice
1 1/2 tsp. lime juice
lime twist
Combine the liquids in a shaker with ice and shake well.  Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a lime twist.

Metropolitan Martini
1 1/2 oz. gin
1 1/2 tsp. dry vermouth
1/2 oz. lime juice
lemon twist
Combine the liquids in a shaker with ice and shake well.  Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a lime twist.

Apple Martini
2 oz. vodka
1/2 oz. apple schnapps
1/2 oz. apple cider
slice of apple
Combine the liquid ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake well.  Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a slice of apple.

Vanilla Dream Martini
3 oz. vanilla-flavored vodka
1 oz. white chocolate liqueur
maraschino cherry
Combine the liquids in a shaker with ice and shake well.  Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a cherry.

Fudgesicle Martini
1 oz. vodka
1 1/2 tsp. creme de cacao
1 1/2 oz. chocolate syrup
Combine the ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake well.  Strain into an old-fashioned glass with ice.

Almond Martini
1 1/2 oz. vodka
1 1/2 tsp. dry vermouth
1 1/2 tsp. Frangelico
roasted almonds
Combine the liquid ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake well.  Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a few roasted almonds.

Chocolate Martini
2 oz. vodka
1 oz. Godiva chocolate liqueur
cocoa powder
chocolate shavings
Wet the rim of a martini glass and dip into cocoa powder.  Combine the vodka and chocolate liqueur in a shaker with ice and shake well.  Strain into the martini glass and garnish with chocolate shavings.

Chocolate Raspberry Martini
1 1/2 oz. vodka
1/2 oz. Godiva chocolate liqueur
splash of club soda
raspberry
Combine the liquids in a shaker with ice and shake well.  Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a raspberry or two.

Death by Chocolate Martini
1 oz. Baileys Irish Cream
1 oz. creme de cacao
1 oz. Kahlua
3 oz. whipping cream
1 oz. Tia Maria
chocolate shavings
Shake liquid ingredients in a shaker with ice and strain into a chilled champagne glass and garnish with chocolate shavings.

 
 



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