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Bacardí Martini Santería

Rum , Martinis

When it comes to a Martini, some people believe the less vermouth you use, the more sophisticated the drink. On the other hand, when does a Martini stop being a Martini? This recipe evens the balance with equal measures of Bacardí Superior rum and Martini rosato vermouth.

Tequila Martini

Tequila , Modern Classics

Okay, okay: It’s not technically a Martini if it’s made with tequila. But this kicky version of the classic is well worth going against the grain for.

Espresso Martini

Vodka , Classics

It’ll wake you up, then eff you up.

Room Temperature Martini No. 3

Gin , Classics

At Cure in New Orleans, co-owner Neal Bodenheimer believes Arctic temperatures aren’t the right way to approach such a nuanced drink. Instead, he thinks the Martini should be served only slightly chilled and—gasp!—closer to room temperature.This recipe originally appeared as part of Are Martinis Better at Room Temperature?

Room Temperature Martini No. 2

Gin , Classics

At Cure in New Orleans, co-owner Neal Bodenheimer believes Arctic temperatures aren’t the right way to approach such a nuanced drink. Instead, he thinks the Martini should be served only slightly chilled and—gasp!—closer to room temperature.This recipe originally appeared as part of Are Martinis Better at Room Temperature?

Room Temperature Martini No. 1

Gin , Classics

At Cure in New Orleans, co-owner Neal Bodenheimer believes Arctic temperatures aren’t the right way to approach such a nuanced drink. Instead, he thinks the Martini should be served only slightly chilled and—gasp!—closer to room temperature.This recipe originally appeared as part of Are Martinis Better at Room Temperature?

Absolut Elyx Vodka Martini

Vodka , Martinis

The lightest, crispest Martini you’ve ever tried.

NOLET’s Silver Raspberry Martini

Gin , Modern Classics

This bright and refreshing spin on the Martini trades in olives for raspberries. It strikes the perfect balance between sweet and tart. Grab your muddler and a little mint to make it yourself.

Color Changing Martini

Gin , Modern Classics

This cocktail from Public Belt at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside changes color from light purple to deep purple to a bright fuschia.

50/50 Martini

Vodka , Classics Martinis

Equal parts vermouth and vodka make a simple, elegant sip.

Pickled-Tomato Blue-Cheese Martini

Vodka , Martinis Modern Classics

A Blue-Cheese–Olive Martini is a steakhouse classic that’s arguably more appetizer than cocktail. This modification uses pickled green tomatoes and Atsby Amberthorn vermouth, an herb-forward vermouth that works especially well in a savory Martini.

Prince Edward Martini

Vodka , Modern Classics

Vodka Drinks We Love: The Prince Edward Martini

The Coco Chanel Martini

Vodka , Modern Classics

This two-ingredient take on the classic Martini is named for the fashion icon.

Martini 2.0

Martinis

A twist on the classic.

RumChata Martini

Liqueurs Vodka , Martinis

You’ll savor every flavorful sip of this Martini.

Dirty Oaxacan Martini

Mezcal , Martinis

Mezcal in a Martini? Try this olive juice-spiked concoction.

50/50 Martini

Gin , Classics Martinis

Go heavy on the vermouth for this tasty variation on the classic Martini.

Perfect Ten Martini

Gin , Classics Martinis

It only takes one ingredient to make this classic a perfect ten. Tanqueray No. Ten is distilled with whole citrus instead of dried citrus peel, and includes grapefruit, orange and lime, along with juniper, coriander and a hint of chamomile. Don’t forget the perfect garnish to match: a grapefruit twist.

No. 3 Gin Martini

Gin , Classics Martinis

It doesn’t get more elegant than a classic gin Martini.

Chopin Harvest Martini

Vodka , Modern Classics

This pear cocktail gets a boost from bubbly.

Breakfast Martini

Gin , Martinis Modern Classics

This tart-and-sweet gin drink is good at any time of day.

Vodka Martini

Vodka , Classics Martinis

Take a lesson in suave drinking with this classic Martini recipe.

Grey Goose Parisian Martini

Vermouth / Aperitif Wine Vodka , Martinis

This twist on the classic Vodka Martini recipe will transport you to the City of Light.

Grey Goose L’Orange Winter Sangria Martini

Vodka , Martinis

With hints of elderflower and pomegranate, this Martini recipe is delicious all year round.

Nick & Nora Dry Martini

Gin Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Martinis

Drink like the husband-and-wife detective team in The Thin Man.

Duke’s Martini

Gin , Classics

This classic Martini uses a classic London dry-style gin.

1942 Martini

Tequila Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Martinis Modern Classics

A really good tequila can make a really good Martini.

Dry Martini

Gin Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Classics Martinis

The Dry Martini is a classic cocktail that, like a tailored suit, is timeless. Although the original of the tipple is unclear, the Dry Martini has maintained a place in cocktail history due to being easy to use and endlessly sophisticated. Elegant for the fancy and boozy for the heavy-handed, this potation is truly the everyman's cocktail.

Dukes Gin Classic Martini

Gin , Classics

This classic cocktail is the house Martini at London's Dukes Hotel, where James Bond creator Ian Fleming was a regular.

Peanut Butter Cup Martini

Rum Vodka

How does and adult appease their sweet tooth? The Peanut Butter Cup Martini, a cocktail with peanut rum, chocolate and vodka, ought to do the trick nicely. Take that Reese’s!

Smoky Martini

Gin Scotch , Classics

Replace the vermouth in a classic Martini with Scotch and you get something altogether different.

Finlandia Vodka Midnight Sun Martini

Vodka , Modern Classics

This cocktail will ensure that the sun never sets on your evening.

Hendrick’s Breakfast Martini

Gin , Martinis Modern Classics

The most important meal of the day just got a whole lot more fun.

Espresso Martini

Liqueurs Tequila

What do you get when you mix tequila and espresso? One hell of a cocktail.

Ketel One Vodka Martini

Vermouth / Aperitif Wine Vodka , Classics Martinis

If you favor a vodka-based Martini, why not fill yours with a spirit boasting a rich, centuries-old legacy? The Nolet family has been distilling spirits in the Netherlands since 1691, which means Ketel One is the ideal partner for dry vermouth in a classic Vodka Martini.

24 Martini

Gin , Classics Martinis

Try Dan Warner's simple but elegant Beefeater 24 Gin Martini.

“Dirty Martini”

Gin , Modern Classics

It may look like one, but this sweet concoction is anything but a Martini.

Grey Goose Classic Martini

Vodka , Classics Martinis

Ignore James Bond’s famous instructions and stir this vodka-based Martini instead of shaking. As British author W. Somerset Maugham once stated, “Martinis should always be stirred, not shaken, so that the molecules lie sensuously one on top of the other.” Wise words for gin and vodka Martinis alike.

Apple Fool’s Martini

Tequila , Modern Classics

A drink that tricks the eye and the palate.

Dried Apricot Martini

Vodka , Martinis

With peach liqueur and apricot, this vodka drink is packed with fruit flavor.

Chopin Mistletoe Martini

Vodka , Modern Classics

This creamy and minty concoction might just be better than a kiss.

Pear Tree Martini

Vodka , Martinis

A fitting cocktail for entertaining, the Pear Tree Martini offers everything but the holiday partridge. Spiced pear vodka and St-Germain tangle with citrus and bitters, resulting in a delicately balanced and festive winter drink.

Kahlua Espresso Martini

Liqueurs Vodka , Martinis

A potent mix of strong coffee and sweet liqueur, the Kahlua Espresso Martini laughs in the face of Martini traditionalist. If you're a decadent drinker, have this cocktail with your pinky up.

French Martini

Vodka , Martinis

James Bond wouldn’t want any fruit in his signature cocktail, but maybe you do.

Dirty Martini

Gin Vodka , Classics Martinis

One olive or two? Gin or Vodka? Shaken or stirred? Like the infamous Dry Martini, there's no right way to make this savory classic. With a clouded origin story that ranges from San Francisco to New York, this salty cocktail will give you panache no matter how you decide to make it.

Very Sexy Martini

Vodka , Martinis

Celebrate in style.

Cardamom Pear Martini

Vodka , Martinis

Get into an autumn mood.

Absolut 100 Pumpkin Martini

Vodka , Martinis

Pumpkin cocktails shouldn't be reserved for Halloween and Thanksgiving. This Martini uses pumpkin spice liqueur so you can enjoy it all year round.

Finlandia Vodka Cranberry French Martini

Vodka , Martinis

A Finnish twist on an old Parisian classic.

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