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Vesper martini

Best Types of Martinis!


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x

Description

Here are all the best types of martinis! Try everything from the classic dry martini to the dirty martini to fruity flavored vodka martinis.


Ingredients

Scale

For the Classic / Dirty Martini

  • 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) gin (or 2 ounces for a Dirty Martini)
  • 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) dry white vermouth
  • 1/2 ounce olive juice (Dirty Martini only)
  • For the garnish: olive or lemon peel

For the Vesper Martini

  • 3 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) gin
  • 1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) vodka
  • 1/2 tablespoon (1/4 ounce) Lillet Blanc

For the French Martini

  • 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) vodka
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) pineapple juice
  • 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) Chambord or other raspberry liqueur
  • For the garnish: raspberry (optional)

Instructions

  1. For the Classic / Dirty Martini: Combine the gin and vermouth (and olive juice, if using) in a cocktail mixing glass. Fill the mixing glass with 1 handful ice and stir continuously for 30 seconds until very cold. Strain the drink into a cocktail or martini glass (purists chill the glass first). Squeeze a lemon peel into the drink to release the oils. Gently run the peel around the edge of the glass, then place it in the glass and serve. Garnish with a lemon peel or olive. 
  2. For the Vesper Martini: Place the gin, vodka, and Lillet blanc into a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice. Shake until cold. Strain the drink into a cocktail glass. Garnish with the lemon peel as in Step 1. 
  3. For the French Martini: Add the vodka, pineapple juice, and Chambord or raspberry liqueur to a cocktail shaker. Fill it with ice and shake it until cold. Strain into a cocktail glass. If desired, garnish with a raspberry.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Types of Martinis