Martini is the much hallowed 'King of cocktails' - synonymous with sophistication and a cornerstone for stylish fun. Never watered down, this drink holds the cutting edge of 'liquor fashion' with its phenomenal ability to constantly reinvent itself. Martini grows on one and could become an obsession. As the bartender claims, if hearth is where the heart is, Martini is where the party is!
Composition of Martini
Martini, the elixir of quietude is a cocktail drink made up of gin and dry white vermouth or sweet red vermouth. The gin is often enough substituted with vodka. Olive is the garnishing agent used. Martini is best consumed as a mixed alcoholic beverage, well liked for its 'crisp' astringent taste. While true Martini gourmets and connoisseurs opine that a true Martini is made up of gin and dry vermouth, there are a number of Martini recipes that find favor with many.
The Classic Martini recipe
This martini every bartender knows - Mix gin or vodka, stir and shake with olive or lemon twist garnish and add little or no vermouth. The classic original martini is ready!
Cosmopolitan Martini recipe
This is a lighter and fruity version of the classic drink, most suitable for a casual night out.
Vodka 4 parts
Triple sec 2 parts
Cranberry juice 2 parts
Fresh lime juice 1 part
Combine the liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake well added with cracked ice. Strain and pour into a chilled martini glass.
Delicious Martini recipe
Martini is surely more delicious with Coffee flavored vodka 6 parts, Grand Marnier 1 part and Orange twist.
Popular Martini variations
Dirty Martini recipe:
A popular variation of the original martini, this is called dirty probably because of the olive brine that adds the olive flavor rather than the straight martini tinge. Of course, be careful not to overdo the olive, lest the drink is ruined.
This simple cocktail displays the flavor of ginger liqueur, true to its name. While vodka is tasteless, a fresh or candied ginger for garnish with some fresh lemon juice can bring that quick twist.
Martini with fruits:
The new Martini recipes allow the discerning mixer to indulge in favorite flavors of fruits and chocolates.
Banana Split Martini recipe:
This should be an interesting variation with Vodka, Creme de Banane, White chocolate liqueur, Strawberry syrup, heavy cream and strawberry for garnish.
Candy Apple Martini recipe:
This sour apple liqueur with sweetened cherry, dark rum, cherry heering, and lemon juice can be mix and served chilled for a matchless taste.
There are several variations of this delicious chocolate martini recipe but the most common one is mixing Vodka, Creme de cacao, powdered cocoa for rimming and Hershey Hug or Kiss for garnish. Optionally, chocolate liqueur and chocolate curl could be mixed with vodka. This is a perfect dessert drink.
The Blushing Lady:
A perfect fruit cocktail, this blushing lady is the right blend of tropical flavors, served in a sugar rimmed glass. This lady is suitable for any time of the year, she being a medley of sweet, sour and tart. Add pomegranate liqueur, vodka, pink grapefruit juice (for the blushing effect) and lemon wedge and use coarse sugar for rimming. Rub the wedge of lemon around the rim of the Martini glass, and dip this into a plate of coarse sugar. Pour the ingredients in a cocktail shaker, shake, strain and garnish.
French Martini recipe:
Blend vodka, chambord and pineapple juice in a mixing glass, add ice and stir to chill.
Icy Spicy Martini:
For those in a spicy mood, this icy drink should suffice. The kick comes from the jalapeno pepper juice. Premium vodka may be used to balance the jalapeno pepper effect.
Irish Martini recipe:
Combine Irish whisky with buffalo grass vodka, dry vermouth and garnish with lemon twist.
This is a simple but interesting cocktail mix that resembles the color of the midnight dark. It could be tried with Espresso, double espresso, vodka. And this martini is always served as a shooter - to shake, strain and take a shot.
Use this sensational breakfast martini recipe with abundant caution. Add vodka, marmalade 2 bar spoons and ice cubes to match in a cocktail shaker. Shake sharply and pour, strain into a martini glass.