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51 Different Types of Martinis (Gulp, now this is a list)

A collage of different types of Martinis.

Martini’s are one of the most popular mixed alcoholic beverages you can order or make yourself. What began as a mixed drink made strictly from gin or vodka mixed with vermouth has evolved into a variety of elaborate mixtures.

Whether you are ordering a martini at a restaurant for happy hour, or you’re mixing one yourself after a long day, it never hurts to learn a new martini recipe!

In this article we’re first going to cover the classic martinis, and move on to some cool, innovative martinis that even a martini purist won’t be able to resist.

A Little History..

The term, martini, actually comes from the city of Martinez, California. Martinis were first mentioned around 1887  in The New and Improved Illustrated Bartending Manual in 1888.

You can’t really order a martini without being asked “shaken or stirred”, and you can’t hear the phrase shaken or stirred without thinking of James Bond. This fictional hero popularized this phrase, and is now permanently part of classic cocktail culture.

British writer W Somerset Maugham, however, declared that the cocktail should not be shaken. Other famous Martini aficionados include Alfred Hitchcock, Winston Churchill, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt — all of whom are said to only drink their favorite cocktail from classic Martini glasses, never a rocks glass.

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A glass of dirty martini served with olives and salt.

Styles of Classic Martinis

You can’t simply go to a restaurant and say “I would like a martini”. There are several directions that even the classic martini can go in; choice of liquor, choice of garnish, amount of vermouth, and style of preparation.

Liquor Choices

Chances are that you’re a martini drinker because you like simplicity, and the ingredients of a classic martini are very simple: first you choose whether you would like a gin martini, or a vodka martini.

Different bars and restaurants will have different choices of vodka and gin. You can decide to go high quality (and often more pricey) with options like Grey Goose Vodka or Hendrick’s Gin, or you can go with the well liquor, which will usually be Absolut Vodka or London Dry Gin.


The next step is to choose if you would like your martini to be dry, wet, or perfect. The word “wet” or “dry” refers to the amount of vermouth included in the drink.

A classic dry martini has less vermouth than usual, while a wet martini has a little more. When you’re talking about a “perfect” martini, it simply means that the drink consists of equal parts of vermouth and gin.

In modern times, there is usually far less vermouth in the drink. Mixologists will often use a method called “burning the glass”. This is where they pour a splash of vermouth into the drink, swirl it around until it coast the inside of the glass, and pour out the excess.


Garnishing your martini is the step where things can get fun and funky. This isn’t the final step, because bartenders will often incorporate the garnish flavor into the drink itself. The most classic garnish you could choose is a simple lemon twist, or you could choose a more savory garnish, like a cocktail onion or an olive.

The term “dirty martini” is the most savory martini you could choose. This style is mixed with olive brine, which may sound odd, but seriously, don’t knock it until you try it. Dirty martinis are also garnished with an olive on a toothpick.

Gibson martinis are regular classic martinis, but instead of using a lemon peel or an olive as a garnish, the bartender adds a cocktail onion, which is usually a very tiny onion made specifically for all types of cocktails.

Another classic, and possibly the most famous martini (thanks to James bond) is the Vesper martini. The Vesper is one that is made of both vodka and gin, as well as Lillet Blanc and a twist of lemon.

Preparation Style

Now we’ve reached the final step: preparation style. Here is where the famous question “shaken or stirred” will be asked. A shaken martini will be prepared in a cocktail mixer and shaken with ice.

This process breaks down the ice into tiny shards. Though most of them will be filtered out as the mixture is poured into a glass, some will end up in your drink. A martini purist may be against this, as it does water down the liquor.

The alternative to a shaken martini, is a stirred martini. The martini ingredients will be first poured into a highball glass, topped with ice, stirred with a cocktail spoon, and then filtered into its final glass. Though just as cold, this version will not have any ice remnants.

Vesper martini with a lemon garnish.

51 Fun Types of Martinis

Now that you know everything there is to know about the classic style martini, let’s get a little funky! We’ve chosen 51 one of our favorites. People have gotten really creative over the years when it comes to martinis and cocktails.

The base doesn’t strictly need to be with vodka or gin, as there are so many more choices to experiment with! There are light liqueurs and darker ones, you can go fruity, sour, spicy, simple, or even chocolatey!

1. “Absinthe Minded” Martini

The Absinthe Minded martini requires a few steps to be successfully made, but it is worth it in the end (that’s why we included the video!)

You’ll need: 

  • 3 oz of your choice of gin
  • 1/2 oz of orange liqueur
  • 1/2 oz of Absinthe
  • splash of vermouth
  • orange peel

First, take a cocktail glass and chill it. In a mixing glass, mix the ice, gin, and absinthe, then stir with a long cocktail spoon. In your cocktail glass, take ½ oz. of dry vermouth, burn the glass, and throw away the excess.

Strain the other ingredients into the cocktail glass, and top it with ½ oz. of the orange liqueur. Garnish the drink with the orange peel, and enjoy!

Pro tip: there are tons of delicious oils in the rind of an orange. Slightly twist the orange peel right about the glass to get achieve an extra dimension of orange flavoring!

2. Apple and Orange Martini

The apple and orange martini is a great recipe to use if you’re planning on having a little party. They are simple a delicious, and you can make a large amount of it so that it’s ready to serve whenever you need it!

You’ll need: 

  • 10 oz of apple liqueur
  • 10 oz of cranberry juice
  • 12 oz of your choice of vodka
  • orange slices
  • apple slices

Simply mix all of the ingredients in a large pitcher containing ice. To remove the ice and properly dilute the drink, stir a total of 50 times. Cover it and place it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve it.

When you are ready, pour it into a chilled martini glass. Add garnishes of an apple slice and an orange peel, and you’re all set.

3. Bikini Martini

Another very simple martini option is the bikini martini. Once you have it once, you’ll be ordering it almost every time there is an occasion to drink a martini!

You’ll need:

  • 1/2 oz of your choice of gin
  • 1/2 oz of cocoa liqueur
  • 1/2 oz of peach schnapps

There are three ingredients to this drink, and you simply add equal parts of each one. Place the ingredients in a cocktail shaker that is filled halfway with ice cubes, and, after you shake the mixture well, strain it into a chilled martini glass.

Add an orange slice before serving. The flavor combination of cocoa and peach is unique, yet delicious!

4. Breakfast Martini

Okay, we know that most people abide by the rule of waiting until noon before they have a drink, but what about people who have reason to celebrate in the morning?! Let’s introduce you to the breakfast martini.

You’ll need: 

  • 1 1/2 oz of your choice of gin
  • 1 tsp of marmalade
  • 3/4 oz of liqueur
  • squeeze of fresh lemon juice

The breakfast martini is simple: shake all 4 of the ingredients with ice, and, when you’re ready to serve it, strain the cocktail into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a slice of toast, or a grape, or a strawberry, or whatever thing reminds you most of breakfast. This is a very unique type of martini!

5. Bronx Martini

The Bronx martini was born after a famous bartender visited the Bronx zoo in 1899! People love this martini because it’s the perfect balance of sweet and sour.

You’ll need: 

  • 1 1/2 oz of your choice of vodka
  • splash of dry vermouth
  • splash of sweet vermouth
  • 4 oz of orange juice

First grab your chilled martini glass, then mix the ingredients into a shaker tin. Add some ice, shake or stir it, then drain the mixture into your glass.

6. Caribbean Martini

This is kind of the martini version of a Pina Colada, but less slushy and much stronger. So grab some tropical mix and mentally transport yourself to the Caribbean!

You’ll need:

  • 1/2 oz of your choice of vodka
  • 3/4 oz of coconut rum
  • splash of pineapple juice

Shake all ingredients well, and pour over ice in a cocktail glass. You can get creative with your garnish! You could sprinkle some coconut shavings, you could add a pineapple wheel, you could add a dash of maraschino liqueur for some color, go wild!

7. Chocolate Martini

If you’re ever out for dinner and you’re too full for a slice of chocolate cake, why don’t you order a chocolate martini instead?

You’ll need: 

  • 1/2 oz of Bailey’s liqueur
  • 1/2 oz of chocolate syrup
  • 1/2 oz of Godiva liqueur
  • 1/z oz of your choice of vodka

Simply take all of the above ingredients and shake it up in a martini shaker. The addition of shaken ice helps make the drink nice and frothy. Top with either chocolate shavings, or maybe a cheeky little coffee bean!

8. Cosmopolitan Martini

Okay, we’re talking to all The Sex and the City fans out there: whenever you want to fuel your inner single lady or man, you go right ahead and order yourself a Cosmopolitan. This drink was made famous by the character Sarah Jessica Parker.

You’ll need:

  • 1/2 oz of orange liqueur
  • 1 oz of vodka
  • juice from half a lime
  • splash of cranberry juice

Pour all of those delicious ingredients into a mixing glass that has half filled with ice. Shake the mixture, then strain it into a chilled martini glass.

This is usually garnished with a lime wheel, and a little bit of sass. This drink is nothing but tart and sour, so it is guaranteed to perk you up for a night out on the town.

9. Coconut Espresso Martini

The coconut espresso is the perfect late night martini. The dash of dark coffee helps perk you up as the night fades, and the coconut keeps you fresh and bright.

You’ll need: 

  • 1/2 oz of coconut rum
  • 1/2 of white rum
  • 1/2 of dark coffee
  • splash of maple syrup

The process is simple: incorporate all of these ingredients into a shaker tin with some ice. Shake it for longer than you would regularly shake a martini. This extra bit of time will create a lot more froth in your martini glass, which helps create a delicious creamy texture. Garnish with a couple coffee beans.

10. Dirty Bloody Martini

Not everybody is into a savory martini, and you can’t really get more savory than the dirty bloody martini. This is basically like a bloody mary but a lot stronger, and served in a martini glass.

You’ll need: 

  • 1 oz of dry vermouth
  • 2 oz of vodka
  • 2 oz of tomato juice
  • 1 tbsp of olive juice
  • 2 olives
  • 1 cornichon (small cocktail pickle)

Place all of these ingredients  (except the olives and the pickles) into a shaker, and shake until the shaker is frosted. Pour the mixture into the cocktail glasses. Take your olives and cornichon and skewer them with a toothpick, and gently place on the side of the glass.

11. Dirty Martini

There are numerous recipes for the dirty martini, so you can play around with them if you like. This recipe uses gin, but you could choose your favorite type of vodka as well.

Dirty martinis are absolutely delicious, and you can add as much olive juice as you would like as well. The best method of making this martini is to make it to taste.

You’ll need: 

  • 2 oz of gun
  • 2 tbsp of olive juice
  • dash of dry vermouth
  • 2 olives

Place a small amount of water and an ice cube into a cocktail glass, then freeze the glass for 2 to 3 minutes. Fill up a mixer with all of the above ingredients (except the garnish) then, cover it and shake very hard 3 to 4 times.

Finally, remove the cocktail glass from the freezer, and empty it. Strain all of the contents in the mixer into the cocktail glass, add 1 of the olives, and serve with your best and cockiest smile. Because it will be delicious.

12. Emerald Martini

This beautiful cocktail looks like the ocean in a glass. This martini is no joke, it’s quite strong. So save the emerald martini for a day when you really need it.

You’ll need: 

  • 1 1/z oz of Chartreuse
  • 1/2 oz of dry vermouth
  • 1 lemon peel

Stir all ingredients in a shaker with cracked ice, then pour it into the cocktail glass. Twist a lemon zest over the cocktail, and float the rest of the peel on top of it. See you next Tuesday.

13. French Martini

Another wonderfully classic martini, is the french martini. It’s tart, it’s sweet, not too strong, and appropriate for every occasion.

You’ll need:

  • 1/4 oz of pineapple juice
  • 1 1/2 oz of vodka
  • 1/4 oz of raspberry liqueur
  • 1 lemon peel

In a tall bar glass, mix all of those ingredients. Add ice, shake, and then pour it into a martini glass and serve it. This can be garnished with a frozen raspberry or a lemon peel.

14. Fruit Blast Martini Cocktail

If you’re looking for something like and breezy, look no further than fruit blast martini cocktail. This one is more juice than it is liquor, so it’s okay to have more than one.

You’ll need: 

  • 1 oz of orange rum
  • 1 oz of coconut rum
  • 1 oz of cranberry juice
  • 1 1/2 oz of pineapple juice

Shake all of those juice and delicious ingredients in a shaker tin. After they are properly shaken, strain the mixture into a martini glass, and add a fresh strawberry (cut in half and on the edge of the glass) as a garnish.

15. Fuzzy Martini

Oooo! There is not a single person alive who doesn’t love a fuzzy peach, and very luckily, bartenders have created a martini that tastes just like it, but fun style!

You’ll need: 

  • 2 1/2 oz of vodka
  • 1 oz of peach schnapps
  • splash of lemon juice

Take your ingredients, stir them, and then pour the mixture into chilled martini glasses. Finish by adding a garnish of a fresh peach slice. But be careful, these are addictive and oh so delicious!

16. Golf Martini

This is a very popular martini to sip on the golf course – hence the name. They first thought that maybe they shouldn’t add so much liquor, but then they figured that it wouldn’t hurt to get the golfers to work on their hand eye coordination.

You’ll need:

  • 4 oz of gin
  • 1 oz of dry vermouth
  • 4 dashes of bitters
  • 1 olive

Shake this absurd amount of booze and then pour it into a chilled martini glass and garnish with an olive. This is an interesting drink because it has 3 different types of bitter flavors: we’ve got bitter olive, bitter bitters, and bitter vermouth!

17. Great Caesar’s Martini

Don’t be fooled in thinking that this is a classic martini. Though it has the classic ingredients, an unexpected garnish will make you look twice!

You’ll need:

  • 3 oz of vodka
  • 1/2 oz of dry vermouth
  • anchovy stuffed olive

You can choose whether you’d like this martini shaken or stirred, so let your heart sing. Of course use ice, strain it into a glass of your choosing, give it to your friend and pray that they aren’t allergic to anchovies.

18. Hazelnut Martini

Let use introduce you to the Starbucks drink but as a martini. You only need 2 ingredients, but they will entice you to keep coming back for more.

You’ll need: 

  • 1 oz of vodka
  • 1/2 oz of hazelnut liqueur

Combine the vodka and hazelnut liqueur with ice in a mixing glass, then strain it into a chilled cocktail glass and serve. Who knows how you’ll garnish it, but we’re sure it’ll be delicious.

19. Inverted Pyramid Martini

We’re not totally sure why it is called an inverted pyramid martini (possibly because of the shape of a classic martini glass) but we are totally sure that it is divine and delicious.

You’ll need:

  • 1 1/4 oz of citrus vodka
  • 1 1/4 oz of currant vodka
  • 1 splash of orange liqueur

Shake both types of vodka and the orange liqueur together in a cocktail shaker. Next, strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass, and use an orange twist as your garnish. This is the perfect drink for book club, or as a pre-dinner drink.

20. Knickerbocker Martini

If you want to be slapped in the face by an orange, why don’t you go ahead and make yourself a knickerbocker martini. The real question is, why didn’t they called it a knicker-boxer martini? Heh?

You’ll need:

  • 2 dashes of orange bitters
  • 1 dash of orange liqueur
  • 1 oz of french vermouth
  • 2 oz of gin

Pour all of the orange elixirs and other stuff into a mixed glass that is filled with ice, and stir well. After straining it into a chilled martini glass, add a lemon peel twist and serve. Ladies love them, gentlemen love them, and everyone else in between love them too.

21. Lemon Drop Martini

If you would prefer to be slapped in the face by a lemon, why don’t you go ahead and make yourself a lemon drop martini? There’s lemon flavor on every level, and the perfect amount of sugar to balance out the tartness.

You’ll need: 

  • 1 oz of citrus vodka
  • 1 oz of triple sec
  • splash of lemon juice
  • white sugar
  • 1/2 oz of simple syrup

Mix all of the liquor in a shaker tin, and shake it for a while. This is one of those martinis where you want it to be a bit watered down, and super duper cold.

Take your chilled martini glass and run a lemon wedge along the rim to make it wet. Then turn the martini glass upside down and dip it into some white sugar. This martini is the perfect balance of sweet and sour.

22. Lemon Splash Martini

A lemon martini served at the counter of a bar.

This martini is a little bit different than the lemon drop martini, but just as divine. With an accent flavor of almond, this will quickly become one of your favorites.

You’ll need: 

  • 1 1/2 oz of vodka
  • 1/2 oz of triple sec
  • 1/2 oz of amaretto almond liqueur
  • squeeze of a lemon wedge

Mix them in a shaker with ice. Next, squeeze the rest of the lemon juice into a martini glass, and pour the mixture into the glass. Finish by using a lemon twist as your garnish. Just delectable!

23. Manhattan Martini

Depending on where you are, a manhattan will be made with either rye or bourbon. Remember that rye is a little bit more dry, and bourbon is a little bit more sweet. So let that guide your own recipe.

You’ll need: 

  • 2 oz of bourbon or rye
  • 1/2 oz of sweet vermouth
  • 1 dash of orange bitters
  • 1 dash of angostura bitters
  • 1 maraschino cherry

The Manhattan is another one of those classic martinis that are hard to resist. Though quite a bit more sweet than most other classic cocktails, there is just something romantic about this one.

This one has become very versatile, so have it shaken or stirred, pour it into a martini glass or a rocks glass, and garnish with any type of bar cherry you feel like.

24. Milky Way Martini

This one should probably be called “adult style chocolate milk instead” but I guess milky way martini will do just fine as it is. You probably won’t want more than one, but it will be delicious all the way.

You’ll need: 

  • 2 oz of vanilla vodka
  • 2 oz of chocolate liqueur
  • 1 oz of Irish cream

This is another one of those martinis that you want to shake the absolute heck out of to make it as frothy as possible. Serve the mixture in a cocktail glass with no ice in it. Get a little freaky and garnish with a gummy bear or an Oreo or something else completely inappropriate.

25. Mint Martini

Close-up shot of mint martinis garnished with lemon slices.

This is the absolute perfect drink to order at a bar if you’re talking to someone cute and your breath is stinky but you have no gum or mints at hand. Just kidding, this is the absolute perfect drink at any occasion.

You’ll need: 

  • 2 oz of gin
  • 1 oz of white creme de menthe

And that’s literally it. Take a mixing glass, and fill it halfway with ice cubes. Combine the gin and white crème de menthe, then stir well. Strain the mixture into a cocktail glass, then garnish the drink with mint leaves. Fresh, sweet, amazing!

26. Mocha Martini

A Mocha martini paired with a peppermint candy.

You already love a mocha, so why not turn it into a super festive and fun cocktail? Once you have these ingredients on hand, you’ll keep finding more and more reasons to make a mocha martini. Birthday? Mocha martini. Hard day at work? Mocha martini. Tuesday? Mocha martini.

You’ll need: 

  • 2 1/2 oz of vodka
  • 1/2 oz of coffee
  • 1 oz of creme do cacao

Again, there are several variations of this recipe, and this one is out of this world. Mix the ingredients in a shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass and serve. Depending on the time of year, you can garnish with a candy cane, or maybe a candy corn if it’s October.

27. Neopolitan Martini

We personally think that this should be switched to the orange creamsicle martini, but, we’re not in charge. Martinis can be so fun, and the Neopolitan martini is the perfect representation of that.

You’ll need: 

  • 1 oz of vanilla vodka
  • 1 oz of orange vodka
  • 1 oz of orange liqueur
  • splash of lime juice

Martinis are simple. Put all the ingredients into a shaker tin and stir the mixture well, then strain it into a chilled cocktail glass. Finally, garnish the drink with an orange peel.

28. Nick and Nora Martini

This is a basic martini, but if you’ve ever enjoyed a Nick and Nora Charles movie, you might use this recipe to reminisce. We’re all a sucker for a little bit of nostalgia, aren’t we?

You’ll need: 

  • 1 1/2 oz of gin
  • 1/2 oz of dry vermouth
  • 1 olive

That’s it that’s all. Take those ingredients and then stir them well. Strain into a chilled martini glass, then garnish with an olive before serving. Channel a little bit of that Nick and Nora.

29. Ooh La La Martini Cocktail

Okay, before when we said that if you wanted to get slapped in the face by an orange, that you should make yourself a knickerbocker martini, but we take that back; it’s the Oooh La La martini.

You’ll need: 

  • 1 oz of orange rum
  • 1 oz of orange juice
  • 1 splash of triple sec

Take the 3 ingredients, and shake them in a mixing glass with ice. Then, strain and serve the drink in a chilled martini glass, garnished with a slice of orange.

30. Pear Martini

A green pear martini with a real pear garnish.

There aren’t many things more delicious than a frozen pear, so why not turn it into a cocktail? Saddle up and make yourself a pear martini.

You’ll need: 

  • 2 oz of vodka
  • 1 oz of pear liqueur
  • 1 slice of pear

And that’s all she wrote! Mix the 2 parts of vodka with the 1 part of pear liqueur, and pour them in a cocktail glass and serve with a slice of pear. Simple, but super tasty.

31. Pepe’s Flames of Love Martini

To make this unique martini – which originated in Beverly Hills – start with the following ingredients:

You’ll need: 

  • 2 oz of vodka
  • 3 drops of sherry
  • 2 oranges
  • matches or a lighter

First, take a few drops of the sherry and swirl them in a chilled martini glass, then pour it back out of the glass. Take a strip of orange peel, and squeeze it into the glass. Next, flame the juices with a match, and discard the burnt peel.

Fill a cocktail glass with ice cubes until it is chilled, then remove the ice. Add the vodka, flame another orange peel around the glass’s rim, and discard the burnt peel. Stir the mixture gently, and serve. Though a little bit more complicated, but sexy and yummy!

32. Perfect Martini

The perfect martini is one that we went over in the intro. We know that you’ve been waiting for this recipe to come about, so listen up. You’ll be making these for your buddies for many years to come once you perfect it.

You’ll need: 

  • 2 1/2 oz of gin
  • 1/2 oz of dry vermouth
  • 1/2 oz of rosso vermouth

This is a martini that most bartenders would advise you to stir over shake – since martini purists don’t want to sully the drink with water and ice. Stir together your equal parts then strain them into a frosted cocktail glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon (some folks will prefer an olive) before serving.

33. Pomegranate Martini

Pomegranate martinis served on clear cocktail glasses.

If tart cocktails are your preference, you should definitely give the pomegranate martini. Not all bars will actually carry pomegranate juice, so take advantage of the opportunity when you come across it, or, just make one at home!

You’ll need: 

  • 2 oz of citrus vodka
  • 1/2 oz of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 oz of pomegranate juice
  • 1 oz of Grand Marnier
  • dash of rose water
  • matches or a lighter

Shake together those lovely ingredients. After shaking well, strain the ingredients into a martini glass which has been chilled. If available, add a dash of rose water. This will add an extra dimension of flavor and aromatic quality. Finally, garnish with a flamed orange peel and serve.

34. Red Vodkatini

A simple martini with a striking color, the red vodkatini could be one of your new favorites if you manage to make one correctly.

You’ll need: 

  • 2 oz of vodka
  • 1 oz of vermouth
  • 1 dash of creme de cassis
  • 1 orange slice

Mix the ingredients – your choice to shake or stir – and pour the mixture over a chilled martini glass that has crushed ice in it. Before serving, add a garnish of orange slice.

35. Rosy Martini

The name of this martini is a little bit confusing! You may expect it to have some pink ingredients, but it’s actually just the combination of the ingredients that create the beautiful, frosty rose color.

You’ll need:

  • 2 oz of citrus vodka
  • 1/2 oz of orange liqueur
  • 1/2 oz of vermouth
  • 1 orange peel

To achieve more of a frosted affect, shake the absolute heck out of this drink. Careful not to drink too fast! You may get brain freeze. Then, strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass, and garnish with a flamed orange peel before serving.

36. Rum Martini

Rum is a rather uncommon ingredient to find in martinis. It’s more common to find them in lowball cocktails and the like, so get a little wild and give the rum martini a try!

You’ll need: 

  • 2 1/2 oz of light rum
  • 1 1/2 tsp of dry vermouth
  • 1 olive or a lemon twist

Stir it well, then strain it into a cocktail glass. Garnish with either an olive or a lemon twist, then serve. Olive will provide more of a savory taste, the lemon twist will provide more of a tart taste.

37. Saketini

Sake is another ingredient that isn’t commonly found in martinis, but it adds a really cool dimension to the drink.

You’ll need: 

  • 2 1/2 oz of gin
  • 1 1/2 tsp of sake rice wine
  • 1 olive

Take a mixing glass and fill it halfway with ice cubes. Next, add the gin and sake rice wine to the glass, and stir well. Finally, strain the mixture into a cocktail glass and garnish with the olive. Unique and delicious.

38. Salt and Pepper Martini

Woah! We’re gonna be honest, we didn’t even know there was such thing as pepper vodka until we looked into it! Not everybody will know how to make this one, so go right ahead and make one yourself.

You’ll need: 

  • 1/8 oz vermouth
  • 2 oz of pepper vodka
  • salt

Combine the vermouth and pepper vodka in a mixing glass with ice. Stir the mixture, then strain it into a cocktail glass with salt on the rim. Decide if you want more a coarse grain salt or fine grain. We think that pink Himalayan salt adds lovely color and flavor. Serve and enjoy!

39. Scarlett Martini

The scarlett martini is kind of like a cosmopolitan but less tart, and a little bit more peachy! It’s super simple to make.

You’ll need: 

  • 1 1/2 oz of peach liqueur
  • 1 1/2 oz of cranberry juice
  • 1 lime wedge

Shake the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker with some cracked ice in it, then strain it into a cocktail glass and serve.

40. Smoked Martini

Incorporating scotch whiskey into a martini is a great and easy way to create a unique and robust taste. Once you taste it, you’ll understand why it’s called a smoked martini.

You’ll need: 

  • 1 oz of scotch whiskey
  • 1 oz of vodka
  • 1 lemon slice

Pour the liquor into a pitcher with some large ice cubes. Then squeeze the juice from one lemon slice into the pitcher. Mix with ice, then let stand for a few minutes so it can chill. When it’s properly chilled, pour the mixture into cocktail glasses with ice, and add lemon to taste.

41. Sour Apple Martini

If you’re a person who loves sour apple candy, you should definitely try out the sour apple martini. You’re sure to make a sour pucker face after the first taste, but this martini will entice you to sip until it’s done.

You’ll need: 

  • 2 oz of citrus vodka
  • 1/2 oz of orange liqueur
  • 1/2 oz of sour apple pucker schnapps
  • 3/4 oz of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 slice of apple

Place those ingredients into a cocktail shaker, add ice, and shake well. Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a slice of apple before serving.

42. South Beach Martini

The south beach martini is like a citrus explosion in your mouth. This beauty was born in south beach, and it’s the perfect option to help you cool down and freshen up on a hot day.

You’ll need: 

  • 2 oz of orange vodka
  • 2 oz of citrus vodka
  • 3/4 oz of orange liqueur
  • 3/4 oz of lime juice
  • 1 orange peel twist

Mix the ingredients with ice and shake well, then strain the mixture into a very large martini glass. Garnish with an orange peel twist before serving. This drink just has one rule: you gotta drink it on a patio.

43. Spicy Martini

We just threw this one here for all you daredevils out there. It’s called a spicy martini because there is literal hot sauce in it. So you can either go crazy and use a ghost pepper hot sauce, or go easy on yourself and use a simple Louisiana style hot sauce.

You’ll need: 

  • 5 oz of gin
  • 1 oz of vermouth
  • 15 drops of your choice of hot sauce

Take the gin and vermouth and shake it in a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour the mixture into a large martini glass. Next, pour 15 drops of hot sauce into the finished product, and stir very lightly before serving. Maybe keep a banana or a glass of milk nearby in case you over do it with the hot sauce.

44. Strawberry Martini

Three servings of homemade strawberry martinis.

This martini is just delicious. It’s best to wait until the summer time when strawberries are really in season. The sweeter the strawberries are, the more incredible the martini will be!

You’ll need: 

  • 1 1/2 oz of gin
  • 1 tsp of dry vermouth
  • 1 tsp of grenadine syrup
  • 1 full strawberry
  • white sugar

Chill a martini glass, then rub the rim of the glass with a cut strawberry. Dip the rim in a bowl of sugar until it is coated evenly. Pour the gin, dry vermouth, and grenadine syrup into a mixing glass with plenty of ice, then stir well. Strain the mixture into the martini glass and drop a strawberry in it. Yummy!

45. Sunset Martini

The sunset martini is just divine. It isn’t too strong, and is far more juice forward than liquor forward. If you’re looking to take it easy, the sunset martini is your guy.

You’ll need: 

  • 1 1/2 oz of orange rum
  • 3 oz of lemonade
  • white sugar

To make one is simple: take the orange rum and lemonade and place them into a shaker. Shake well with ice, then strain the mixture into a martini glass with sugar on the rim.

46. Tango Martini Cocktail

The tango martini is like the tropics in a glass! You don’t need to go on vacation to be on vacation, am I right?

You’ll need: 

  • 2 oz of orange rum
  • 1/2 oz of triple sec
  • 1 splash of cranberry juice
  • 1/2 oz of raspberry liqueur
  • 1 oz of pineapple juice
  • 1 orange

Shake everything but the orange juice in a shaker. Strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass. Squeeze the juice from one orange into the bottom of the glass before adding the rest of the mixture, and don’t forget to garnish it with a twist of orange.

47. Tini Rita

This is great option of drink if you need to make a pitcher of it. It is best served super chilled, and it’s really easy to make. If you want to make a bunch of it, just multiply each of the ingredients by however many people you’re looking to serve.

You’ll need: 

  • 1 1/4 oz of vodka
  • 1/2 oz of orange liqueur
  • 1 splash of lime juice
  • 1 splash of sweet-and-sour mix
  • lime wedges

With this drink, you start by chilling a martini glass with both ice and water. Next, fill a cocktail shaker with all of your ingredients (minus the lime wedges, of course).

Shake all ingredients briskly until the shaker is frosty. Empty the martini glass completely and pour the contents of the shaker into the glass, then use a lime wedge as a garnish.

48. Tropical Peach Martini

We really love this martini because of the incorporation of soda. It adds a funny fizzy affect that most martinis don’t actually have!

You’ll need: 

  • 2 oz of coconut rum
  • 2 oz of peach vodka
  • 2 oz of ginger ale
  • 1 orange wedge

Shake the coconut rum and peach vodka in a shaker tin. Do Not shake it with the ginger ale, as the carbonation will become too intense if it is shaken and your drink mix will explode all over the place once you try to open the shaker tin.

Just pour the shaken liquor into a chilled martini glass and then top it off with the ginger ale. Garnish with the orange wedge and enjoy!

49. Upside-Down Martini

This guy is called the upside-down martini because it has more vermouth than it has gin. Usually, a classic martini will  have the opposite proportions! Beware: don’t try this drink unless you really enjoy the taste of vermouth.

You’ll need: 

  • 2 1/2 oz of French vermouth
  • 1 oz of gin
  • 1 lemon peel twist

Mix this martini however you like to have your martinis prepared. Shake, strain, twist, enjoy.

50. Vodka Martini

We don’t know why we’ve neared the end and only now introduced the classic vodka martini recipe (oh ya, it’s because we’re going in alphabetical order) but here it is! It’s hard to mess this one up. There’s only 2 ingredients.

You’ll need: 

  • 1 1/2 oz of vodka
  • 3/4 oz of dry vermouth
  • olive or a lemon twist

With several ice cubes in a shaker, shake together the vodka and dry vermouth (or stir it if that’s how you prefer your martinis). Strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with an olive before serving. Voila! The most classic martini that a person could make.

51. Watermelon Martini

Two servings of watermelon martinis.

We’re going to finish off this awesome list with a super juicy and fun martini. When you pick your watermelon, pick one that is super fresh looking. The better the watermelon, the better the drink.

You’ll need: 

  • 1 oz of melon liqueur
  • 1 oz of citrus vodka
  • 1/2 oz of fresh watermelon juice
  • 1/2 oz of fresh lemon juice
  • sprig of mint

Shake together the following ingredients. Once the ingredients are thoroughly shaken, strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass. Before serving, garnish with a sprig of mint.

The balance of the fresh watermelon, lemon, and mint, makes for an overwhelmingly juicy and refreshing drink! Best served in the summer time.

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