Martini Recipes

It seems everybody has a favorite version of the classic martini. Browse 110+ martinis to discover just the one for you.

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World's Greatest Martini

Rating: 4.82 stars 11
Use a good quality gin in this adult beverage. A twist of lemon zest is an alternative to the olive garnish.

Dan Fay Martini

Rating: 4.91 stars 11
My father believes in a condition called 'the gin meanies.' He invented this cocktail to satisfy his taste for gin, while allowing him to slightly dilute its effects with vodka. His passion for this concoction quickly spread to my friends, who have been known to throw parties solely to celebrate him and his martini.

Meyer Lemon Martini

Rating: 5 stars 19
Meyer lemons, a cross between a lemon and an orange, have a sweeter, less acidic flavor than the more common lemon. If you have to use a regular lemon, add a little extra sugar to taste. For the ultimate martini, use good quality vodka and orange liqueur. I should have named this the 'come to mama' martini!

Chocolate Martini a la Laren

Rating: 4.3 stars 42
Chocolate HEAVEN! I used to work at a fine dining restaurant. The bartender used to create special drinks just for me since he knew I was a light drinker. He concocted this recipe and I've been hooked ever since! Chocolate Martinis ROCK!

Shaggy's Perfect Martini

Rating: 4.25 stars 24
A cool refreshing cocktail that will remove the furrows from your brow. Use only the best quality gin. Note: Skewering the olive with a toothpick makes it easier to pick out when you're ready to eat it.

Vodka Martini Cocktail

Rating: 4.32 stars 24
Vodka replaces gin in this variation of the classic martini. Shake until ice cold and serve up in a chilled martini glass.

Dirty Martini

Rating: 4.55 stars 87
A vodka martini is sullied with olives and brine from the olive jar. It can be served on the rocks, or strained into a chilled cocktail glass.

Earl Grey Martini

Rating: 4.83 stars 42
This 'martini' is perfect for fans of Earl Grey tea!

Lychee Martini

Rating: 4.65 stars 20
Are you tired of paying upwards of $15.00 for a drink at those trendy restaurants and bars? This drink is refreshing, Asian-inspired, and sure to impress your guests or that someone special!

Cranberry Martini

Rating: 4.6 stars 87
I had this cranberry martini recipe at a holiday party and everyone loved it. The cranberry juice mixes nicely with the liquor. It's a perfect smooth drink.

Pomegranate Martini II

Rating: 4.59 stars 18
I ordered this martini at a chain restaurant which we don't have in our area when I was visiting family out of town. I tried one, and fell in love with it. So I wrote down the ingredients and starting playing around with the measurements. I found the perfect amount and it tastes even better than the one at the restaurant! I have used Sugar Free Cranberry Juice with this and it has turned out great!

Espresso Martini Cocktail

Rating: 5 stars 8
Who says you can't get a jolt of caffeine with your cocktail? Add a shot of espresso to this chocolatey drink for an added pick-me-up.

Inspiration and Ideas

Vodka Martini Cocktail
"Perfect, simple vodka martini recipe. First time martini-drinker (my wife) liked it." – Tacketts Mill Farm
Espresso Martini
Rating: Unrated 21
"Love, love, love!!! Wonderful after dinner drink." – BramptonMommyof2
Cosmo-Style Pomegranate Martini
Rating: 4.67 stars

Similar to a Cosmopolitan, but uses pomegranate juice.