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6 Mouth-Watering Martinis

Hendrick's Breakfast Martini
Hendrick's Breakfast Martini.

Cocktail trends may come and go, but the Martini remains one of the most popular drinks out there. While its origins are still up for debate, we can all agree that its combination of gin (or vodka, if you prefer) with vermouth is timeless.

While the classic recipe can be found on menus around the world, bartenders have, of course, created all sorts of versions of the drink. Whether you like a fruity twist or a bit more spice, check out our favorite takes on the Martini. Cheers!

  • Dirty Martini

    This savory concoction is one of the most popular modern cocktails. Whether you prefer your Martini with gin or vodka, adding a bit of olive brine to the recipe gives the drink a whole new flavor. And while any kind of brine will work, we recommend using the liquid from unpitted green olives.

  • 1942 Martini

    Not a gin fan? You may want to try this south-of-the-border variation from top bartender and cocktail consultant Toby Maloney. The sophisticated recipe calls for super-premium aged tequila, dry vermouth and orange bitters—how can you say no to that combination?

  • Marguerite

    You’ll often hear Martini connoisseurs arguing about how much vermouth is enough. A jigger? A dash? A spritz? It’s time to stop fighting and enjoy this old-school concoction from cocktail legend and Liquor.com advisory board member Dale DeGroff. It calls for equal parts gin and dry vermouth. Trust us, it’s delicious.

  • French Martini

    James Bond probably wouldn’t order this fruity elixir, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t. The rosy tipple, from master distiller and Liquor.com advisory board member Allen Katz, calls for vodka, pineapple juice and crème de cassis. All you have to do is give it a good shake.

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  • Kahlua Espresso Martini

    Need a caffeine kick before you hit the town? Put down the Red Bull and try this freshly brewed Martini, which calls for vodka, Kahlua and some energy-boosting espresso.

  • Hendrick's Breakfast Martini

    Forget coffee and orange juice; our favorite morning beverage is this delicious creation from all-star mixologist Charlotte Voisey. The Hendrick’s Gin, lemon juice and orange marmalade combo is sure to make anyone’s day a little more interesting. Cheers!