1 fluid ounce coconut rum
3/4 fluid ounce vodka
1 fluid ounce pineapple juice
1 dash grenadine syrup
Combine rum, vodka and pineapple juice in a drink shaker. Shake firmly until frothy. Pour in a martini glass, add a touch of grenadine in the middle. Garnish with an orange wheel.
1 cup pureed cantaloupe (about 1/2 of a very ripe cantaloupe, scooped out and seeds removed)
2 standard size jiggers good vodka (3 ounces)
1 standard size jigger Cointreau (1 1/2 ounces)
Generous squeeze of fresh lime juice
Pinch of salt
Fresh limes slices for garnish
Puree the cantaloupe in a blender until smooth.Fill a cocktail shaker about half way with ice. Mix the cantaloupe puree, vodka, Cointreau, lime juice and salt together in the cocktail shaker. Shake well. Pour into chilled martini glasses. Garnish with lime slices.
Pineapple Upside Down Martini
2/3 cup pineapple juice, chilled
1/3 cup vanilla flavored vodka
1 dash grenadine syrup
2 pineapple wedges
2 maraschino cherries
Pour the pineapple juice, vodka and grenadine into a shaker full of ice. Shake, then strain into two martini glasses. Garnish with a piece of pineapple and a cherry on a skewer.
Lotus Flower Martini
6 Parts ABSOLUT VODKA
3 Parts Lychee Liqueur
2 Parts Violet Liqueur
1 Splash Blue Curacao
4 Leaves Mint Leaf
1 Flower Flowers (Edible)
Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with flowers (edible) and mint leaf.
A sweet blend of brandy, creme de cocoa,
chocolate syrup, and whipped cream makes the ultimate dessert or party drink.
Prep: 10 minutes
Serve it with:Almond shortbread cookies dipped in chocolate
Passion Fruit Martini
1 shot citrus vodka
1 shot white cranberry juice
1 shot passion fruit juice
1/2 shot orange liqueur
1 tablespoon cherry juice
Orange peel twist, for garnish
Combine all ingredients except orange peel twist in a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into martini glass. Garnish with orange peel twist.
Apple Martini3 Parts VODKA
2 Parts Apple Liqueur
2 Parts Apple Juice
1 Part Lemon Juice
1 Splash Simple Syrup
1 Slice Apple
Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with apple.
St. Patrick's Day Martini
Bringing the warmth of the Emerald Island to you and all your party guests! Make a batch and keep the party going deep into the night. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
2 oz vodka1/2 oz dry vermouth1/2 oz Irish whiskey lemon twist for garnish
Blueberry Summer Martini:
Grab your martini shaker and fill it with ice. Add 1 1/2 oz of White Cranberry Juice,1 oz of Blueberry Vodka, and 1/2 oz of Triple Sec. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish by floating a few fresh Blueberries on top and serve.
2 oz. Vincent Vodka
½ oz. Blue Curacao
splash Sweet & Sour Mix
Combine ingredients and pour into a martini glass. Garnish with lemon twist.
Flower Power Martini
This was our feature martini at the 2011 Fabulous@50 Experience!
Ingredients:The "Flower Power" Martini is2 parts vodka to 1 part St. Germain Elderflower liqueur.Shake together with ice and pour into your favourite martini glass! Voila!
A great apple martini recipe with a little bit more than an ounce of bite!Ingredients1 oz Vodka1 oz Sour Apple Schnapps1 oz apple juice3 ice cubes1 slice green appleInto a cocktail shaker, pour the Vodka, Sour Apple Schnapps and apple juice. Add a few ice cubes. Shake well.
Summer Breeze Martini
6 parts citrus vodka2 parts melon liqueur1 part dry vermouth1/4 teaspoon fresh lemon juiceMelon ball
Combine liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker with cracked ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with melon ball.
Banana Split Martini
Martini Purists may cringe, but not all "Summer Martinis" must have vodka or gin in them. Here are two of our favorite non-vodka or gin-less "Summer Martini's"; the "Banana Split" and the "Cointreau Summer". Now that says summer!
- 1 oz Cointreau
- 1 oz Banana Liqueur
- 1 oz Orange JuiceShake and serve this in a chilled cocktail glass.
Earl Grey 'Mar-tea-ni'In celebration of the Royal Wedding
- 50ml/2fl oz gin
- 35ml/1½fl oz strong cold Earl Grey tea
- 20ml/¾fl oz lemon juice
- 12.5ml/½fl oz sugar syrup (sold as 'gomme' syrup)
- ½ free-range egg white
- twist lemon peel, to garnish
Place the gin, Earl Grey tea, lemon juice, sugar syrup and egg white into a cocktail shaker and shake well.
Double strain the liquid into a Martini glass and garnish with a lemon twist.
The Pink Peep
- 1.5 oz Vodka
- 1.5 oz Pink vodka-fruit fusion liqueur
- Splash Triple-Sec
- 1 oz Cranberry Juice
- Pink (or any color)bunny shaped marshmallow, sugar covered candy
Fill a martini shaker about half way with ice. (This recipe yields one drink).Add the following ingredients to the shaker: 1.5 oz Vodka, 1.5 oz Pink vodka-fruit fusion liqueur, splash of Triple-Sec, and 1 oz Cranberry Juice. Shake for 30 seconds.Pour the drink (no ice) into a martini glass. Garnish this cocktail with one pink bunny shaped marshmallow, sugar covered candy by placing a small slit on the bottom of the candy and placing it on the rim of the glass (so the bunny is standing up). Enjoy!
St. Paddy's Martini
St. Patrick's day is a great time to enjoy the smooth, sweet flavor of Irish whiskey. If you are a fan of sweet cocktails or enjoy the taste of green apple martinis give this one a try. Even better, this drink only has 3 ingredients making it easy to prepare for home entertaining.Ingredients: • 2 oz Michael Collins Irish whiskey • 1 oz sour apple schnapps • 2 oz white cranberry juicePreparation: Add all three ingredients in a cocktail shaker.Add ice, shake vigorously for 30 seconds.Strain into a chilled martini glass.Garnish with a fresh apple slice.
Baileys Expresso Martini Absolutely delicious!2 ounces Baileys Irish Cream 1/4 ounce Smirnoff No. 21 vodka 1 shot cold espresso
Add Baileys Irish Cream, Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka, and shot of cold espresso. Shake with ice and pour into martini glass. Garnish with cherry.
Fill shaker with ice cubes.Add 1 1/2 ounces of your choice brand of vodka to shaker.Add 1 ounce of Chambord Raspberry Liquer (I recommend the Chambord over off brands) to shaker.Add 2 1/2 ounces Pineapple Juice to shaker.Put lid on shaker and shake to mix the martini.Pour into martini glass (without ice) and add marachino cherry.Enjoy!!
Ginger Snap MartiniA very interesting seasonal cocktail, this Ginger Snap Martini is a culmination of all the flavors and spices we associate with the cold days of winter Ingredients:1 part Vodka1/2 part Disaronno Amaretto1/2 part simple syrup1/2 part molasses2 1/4 part thick slices of fresh gingerPinch of cinnamonPinch of clovePinch of allspiceCrystallized ginger for garnishPreparation:In the bottom of a cocktail shaker place the ginger, molasses, simple syrup and spices; muddle well.Add ice and the rest of the ingredients.Shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is frosted and beaded with sweat.Strain into prepared cocktail glass.Garnish with ginger.
Marilyn Monroe Martini
When I think of martinis, I always think of the more fashionable times of Sinatra, foxtrots, and the lounge culture. There is no woman that epitomizes that era quite like Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn was all about the sex appeal, the song, and the girly drink. In particular, Marilyn loved champagne. That is why most drinks that bear her name have this as the central ingredient of the drink. This martini is no different. It’s fun, lively, and should be brought out in the party setting. Think of Fabulous@50 when you drink one of these.Ingredients4 oz Champagne1 oz Apple Brandy1 tsp grenadine syrupInstructionsPour all ingredients into a champagne saucer or martini glass. Garnish with 2 cherries.
Lemon Burst Martini
Limoncello is a lemon liqueur from Italy. Make a pitcher ahead of time so it is ready for guests when they arrive. A delicious non-alcoholic version can be made with three parts lemonade, one part cranberry juice and a dash of grenadine.
Makes 8 martinis
1 cup vodka1/2 cup Limoncello2 cups lemonade1 cup raspberries1 cup blueberries or blackberries2 star fruit, cut into 1/2-inch slices
Place vodka, Limoncello and lemonade in a pitcher and chill in the refrigerator.
To serve, place a few berries and a slice of star fruit in each martini glass and pour in a scant 1/2 cup martini mixture. (You can also put a small cut into each slice of star fruit and hang it over the edge of each glass.)
The orange juice makes it perfect for brunch. Prepare ahead of time in a pitcher and chill. Add the ice just before serving to chill it further. Serve with or without the ice.
Makes 6 to 8 martinis
1 cup vanilla vodka1/2 cup vanilla schnapps2 cups orange juice (freshly squeezed, preferably)1 cup ice
In a pitcher, combine vodka, schnapps and orange juice. Stir well. Refrigerate until ready to pour. Add ice and stir for one minute.
If you want to make this into a smoothie, omit the alcohol (Malibu and liqueur) and use orange juice instead.
Makes 3 martinis
1 ripe mango1/2 cup Malibu rum2 Tbsp mango or orange liqueur1 Tbsp lemon juice1 cup ice cubes
Peel mango and dice flesh. You should have about 2 cups. Puree in a blender.
Blend in rum, liqueur and lemon juice.
Add ice and blend until completely crushed. Pour into 3 martini glasses.
Oprah's Legends Lemon Drop Martini
Oprah loves martinis and this is one of her favourites! She served it at the Legends Ball.
The juice of 6 lemons4 Tbsp sugar6 fresh mint leaves4 shots of vodkaIce in shakerA sugar-rimmed martini glass
Mix lemon juice, sugar and vodka in a martini shaker filled with ice. Shake well and pour into sugar-rimmed martini glass. Garnish with mint. Serves 2.