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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.

Absolut Elyx Vodka Martini

Vodka , Martinis

The lightest, crispest Martini you’ve ever tried.

Prime Directive

Gin , Martinis Modern Classics

This Star Trek–inspired Martini makes a heavenly option.

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.

More Cowbell

Gin , Martinis Modern Classics

Bitter amaro bites through this otherwise “spritzy” drink, made with gin, aperol and silky gum syrup.

The Purple One

Gin , Martinis

This pleasantly purple gin cocktail features a fermented Concord grape soda from Bar Tartine made with local organic grape juice.

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.

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.

Holiday at the Hive

Vodka , Martinis

This citrus and honey elixir is a perfectly refreshing way to kick off a party.

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.

Hendrick’s Breakfast Martini

Gin , Martinis Modern Classics

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

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.

Black Pepper Gibson

Vodka , Classics Martinis

The black-pepper-and-onion garnish makes this classic drink a savory delight.

La Poire Peartini

Vodka , Martinis Modern Classics

Pear vodka and Disaronno make an elegant treat.

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.

Gibson

Gin Vermouth / Aperitif Wine Vodka , Classics Martinis

The Martini’s savory second cousin, the Gibson uses a pickled cocktail onion in place of the typical briny olive to add an umami undertone to the classic cocktail. The Gibson is believed to have been created by San Francisco businessman Walter D.K. Gibson in the late 1800s, who thought that eating onions prevented colds, hence the addition of the mini allium.

Dried Apricot Martini

Vodka , Martinis

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

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.

Marguerite

Gin Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Classics Martinis

This old-school Martini goes heavy on the vermouth.

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.

Chopin Poinsettia Martini

Vodka , Martinis Modern Classics

Just as pretty as the holiday plant, and this one sparkles too.

Summer Martini

Gin , Martinis

Beefeater's special Summer Edition Gin packs a heavy dose of floral flavor.