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