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Vesper martini

20 Types of Martinis!

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


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)


  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