Martini Recipes

A Collection of Top Martini Drink Recipes

Martini recipes so delicious that maybe even the men will brave sitting at a table..alone…with a martini in front of him. And why not? They’re delish!

If you learned about martinis from James Bond movies, you remember that he likes his martinis shaken rather than stirred. Most martini drinks served in martini glasses are built this way – by adding ice and ingredients to a shaker tin, mixing and straining. To make the best martini you can, chill the martini glass while you’re building the drink – this will keep the drink nice and cold for your guests.

Other than using a martini or rocks glass, the only other thing that changes are the ingredients that go into the shaker tin and the garnish that accompanies the martini.

Click here for a video on the How to Shake & Strain and How to Chill a Glass.

To watch the video tutorial on how to make the most popular of Martinis, watch

Cosmopolitan Drink Recipe Video Tutorial

What you’ll need:

What you do:

  • Step 1
      Fill your shaker ¾ full of ice
  • Step 2
      Pour ice from shaker into martini glass – enough to fill the glass
  • Step 3
      Fill up the glass with water (to chill it)
  • Step 4
        Pour required liquor(s) into shaker tin

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  • Step 5
      Add mix/juice if required
  • Step 6
      With your mixing glass tightly in place, shake the shaker 3 times over your shoulder
  • Step 7
        Dump out the ice water from the martini glass

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  • Step 8
      Holding onto the the shaker tin in one hand and the mixing glass in the other, strain the contents from the shaker (being careful not to let any ice spill out)into now chilled martini glass
  • Step 9
      Garnish with your choice of a lime, lemon or orange wedge/twist, chocolate shavings or a cherry
  • Step 10
      Serve or drink it yourself 🙂

Martini (can be Gin or Vodka)

  • Step 1
      Fill your shaker ¾ full of ice
  • Step 2
      Chill Glass
  • Step 3
      Pour 1 ¾ oz of

Gin or Vodka and ¼ oz of Dry Vermouth into the shaker tin

    • Step 4
        Shake or stir
    • Step 5
        Strain Drink into glass
    • Step 6
        Garnish with olives
    • Enjoy!

Note: For the Dirty Martini Recipe add 1 oz of olive juice.For a Dry Martini, swirl vermouth in martini glass and pour out before adding the Gin or Vodka.An Extra Dry Martini is a drop of scotch swirled in the glass and then poured out.


Cosmopolitan – The Sex and the City Cosmo

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  • Step 1
      Fill your shaker ¾ full of ice
  • Step 2
      Pour ice from shaker into martini glass – enough to fill the glass
  • Step 3
      Fill up the martini glass with water (to chill it)
  • Step 4
      Pour 1.5oz of vodka and 0.5oz of triple sec into the shaker glass
  • Step 5
      Add 1.5oz of cranberry juice and .5oz of lime bar mix (sweet & sour mix) to the shaker with the ice
  • Step 6
      With your mixing glass tightly in place, shake the shaker 3 times over your shoulder
  • Step 7
        Dump out the ice water from the martini glass

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  • Step 8
      Holding onto the the shaker tin in one hand and the mixing glass in the other, strain the contents from the shaker (being careful not to let any ice spill out) into now chilled martini glass
  • Step 9
      Garnish with your choice of a lime wedge, lime slice, lime twist, orange slice or cherry
  • Step 10
      Serve or drink your cosmopolitan yourself 🙂

Lemon Drop Martini

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  • Step 1
      Fill your shaker ¾ full of ice
  • Step 2
      Chill Glass. Pour ice from shaker into martini glass and add some water, enough to fill the glass
  • Step 3
      Once glass is chilled, drain and rim with sugar
  • Step 4
      Measure 1.5 oz of Vodka and add to shaker tin
  • Step 5
      Add .5 oz of Triple Sec into shaker tin
  • Step 6
      Splash fresh lemon juice into shaker tin (if you haven’t got fresh lemons to juice, the store bought Pure Lemon Juice will do the job)
  • Step 7
      Place the top on your shaker tin securely and shake hard over your shoulder about 3 times
  • Step 7
      Strain into your chilled and rimmed martini glass
  • Step 8
      Garnish with a lemon wheel or a lemon twist and serve

 


Tequila Pomegranate Martini

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  • Step 1
      Fill Shaker tin with ice
  • Step 2
      Chill Martini glass by filling with ice and water. Once it is chilled, drain and rim with salt (optional)
  • Step 3
      Measure 1.5 oz of Tequila and add to shaker tin
  • Step 4
      Measure .5 oz of Triple sec
  • Step 5
      Add 2 oz of pomegranate juice and .5 of lime bar mix (sweet & sour mix). If pomegranate juice is not available, cranberry juice to substitute
  • Step 6
      Add a dash of salt
  • Step 7
      Securely place the lid on the shaker tin and shake hard over your shoulder about 3 times
  • Step 8
      Strain the contents in to your chilled martini glass
  • Step 9
      Garnish with a lime or lemon wheel and serve

 


Banana Martini

  • Step 1
      Fill shaker tin with ice
  • Step 2
      Chill your martini glass by filling it with ice and water and let sit for 1 minute
  • Step 3
      Measure 1 oz of Banana Liqueur and add to shaker tin
  • Step 4
      Measure 1 oz of vodka and add to shaker tin
  • Step 5
      Add 1 oz of milk to shaker tin
  • Step 6
      Shaking the tin will create a frothy martini. If you prefer a smoother martini, stir with a bar spoon
  • Step 7
      Drain martini glass and strain your shaker tin into the martini glass
  • Step 8
      Garnish with a cherry and serve

Note: If you switch 1oz of vodka with 1 oz of chocolate liqueur, you with have a very sweet Chocolate Banana Martini



Irish Cream Raspberry Martini

  • Step 1
      Fill shaker tin with ice
  • Step 2
      Chill your martini glass by filling it with ice and water and let sit for 1 minute
  • Step 3
      Measure 1.5 oz of Irish Cream and add to shaker tin
  • Step 4
      Add .5 oz of Raspberry Vodka in to shaker tin
  • Step 5
      Secure the shaker tins lid and shake hard over your shoulder 3 times (If the flavor is too strong, add a splash of milk)
  • Step 6
      Drain your martini glass and strain your content from the shaker tin into your glass
  • Step 7
      Garnish with a raspberry or cherry and enjoy!

     

    You can check out our other pages on Drink Recipes, like Cocktail, Shooter Recipes, Mixed Drinks, Non-Alcoholic Drink Recipes, And everybody’s favourite Tequila Recipes.  
    We also have Video Tutorials on how to make popular drink recipes like the Cosmopolitan, White Russian, Blue Hawaiian, Kamikaze, Hurricane, and the Bloody Caesar.