James Bond wouldn’t want any fruit in his signature cocktail, but maybe you do.
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.
The lightest, crispest Martini you’ve ever tried.
This Star Trek–inspired Martini makes a heavenly option.
Equal parts vermouth and vodka make a simple, elegant sip.
Bitter amaro bites through this otherwise “spritzy” drink, made with gin, aperol and silky gum syrup.
This pleasantly purple gin cocktail features a fermented Concord grape soda from Bar Tartine made with local organic grape juice.
A twist on the classic.
You’ll savor every flavorful sip of this Martini.
Mezcal in a Martini? Try this olive juice-spiked concoction.
Go heavy on the vermouth for this tasty variation on the classic Martini.
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.
It doesn’t get more elegant than a classic gin Martini.
This tart-and-sweet gin drink is good at any time of day.
Take a lesson in suave drinking with this classic Martini recipe.
This twist on the classic Vodka Martini recipe will transport you to the City of Light.
With hints of elderflower and pomegranate, this Martini recipe is delicious all year round.
Drink like the husband-and-wife detective team in The Thin Man.
This citrus and honey elixir is a perfectly refreshing way to kick off a party.
A really good tequila can make a really good Martini.
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.
The most important meal of the day just got a whole lot more fun.
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.
Try Dan Warner's simple but elegant Beefeater 24 Gin Martini.
The black-pepper-and-onion garnish makes this classic drink a savory delight.
Pear vodka and Disaronno make an elegant treat.
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.
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.
With peach liqueur and apricot, this vodka drink is packed with fruit flavor.
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.
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.
This old-school Martini goes heavy on the vermouth.
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.
Celebrate in style.
Get into an autumn mood.
Pumpkin cocktails shouldn't be reserved for Halloween and Thanksgiving. This Martini uses pumpkin spice liqueur so you can enjoy it all year round.
A Finnish twist on an old Parisian classic.
Just as pretty as the holiday plant, and this one sparkles too.
Beefeater's special Summer Edition Gin packs a heavy dose of floral flavor.