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5 Vodka Martinis You Have to Try
Posted on Dec 15, 2014
While a man with his go-to cocktail is surely appreciated, doesn’t it seem like James Bond is in a drinking rut? Let’s shake up this Martini regime (okay, a little pun intended) with some twists on the classic cocktail.
Do you have any go-to unconventional Martini recipes? Share them below.
Agent 007 may balk at the description of this fruity drink but every cocktail—even the Martini—deserves a makeover. In the French Martini, the classic goes fruity with a touch of black currant liqueur and pineapple juice.
Get the recipe for the French Martini.
The Martini from another mother, the Gibson is a drink for someone who loves savory but doesn’t want to go dirty—Dirty Martini that is. Omitting both olives and a lemon twist, this century-old cocktail opts for the rarely used cocktail onion. This is something to drink with your pinky up.
Get the recipe for the Gibson.
What happens when blood orange juice finds its way into a Martini? Deliciousness. To complement the blood orange, dry vermouth is switched out for sweet vermouth and sugar is thrown in for richness. A blood orange wheel and nutmeg are used as garnishes. Just like that, you’re ready for a visit to the City of Light.
Get the recipe for the Grey Goose Parisian Martini.
The 007 agent gets credit where it’s due: The Vesper is a solid cocktail. First appearing in Casino Royale in 1953, this libation blends vodka and gin with Kina, a rare aperitif that is these days mostly replaced by Lillet Blanc. Dry, slightly bitter, herbal and boozy, this is something that should be on any Martini lover's “to drink” list.
Get the recipe for the Vesper.