5 Vodka Martinis You Have to Try

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Although one can always appreciate a man who has a go-to cocktail, it’s easy to get into a drinking rut, even if you’re James Bond.  Why not shake up your vodka Martini regimen (pun intended) and add a few new twists to this classic cocktail.

Are there any unconventional Martini recipes that are go-to cocktails for you?

 

 

French Martini

French Martini

James Bond might object to this fruity drink.  However, every cocktail- including the martini- does deserve to have a makeover.  With the French Martini, this classic cocktail takes a fruity twist, with touches of pineapple juice and black currant liqueur.  Click here to see the recipe for French Martini.

Gibson

Gibson

The Gibson is a drink for somebody who loves a savory taste but doesn’t want to go all the way to a dirty Martini.  This cocktail is more than a century old and omits the lemon twist and olives, opting instead for the cocktail onion, which is rarely used.  You can definitely raise your pinky while drinking a Gibson.  Click here to see the recipe for Gibson Martini.




La Poire Peartini

La Poire Peartini

Yes, there is a Martini for all of the sweet tooths out there.  The La Poire Peartini is a combination of pear vodka, citrus, Disaronno, and small amount of simple syrup to produce a fruity and elegant cocktail.  Here’s an insider’s tip for you: if you can’t find any pear vodka, then just infuse some yourself. Click here to see the recipe for La Poire Peartini.

Grey Goose Parisian Martini

Grey Goose Parisian Martini

When blood orange makes its way into a Martini, the result is sheer deliciousness.  Sweet vermouth is substituted for dry vermouth to complement this blood orange.  Sugar and sweet vermouth are added for richness, with nutmeg and a blood orange wheel serving as garnishes.  The City of Light awaits you. Click here to see the recipe for Grey Goose Parisian Martini.

Vesper

Vesper

The 007 agent can take credit for this one: The Vesper is a very solid cocktail.  It made its first appearance in 1953 in Casino Royale.  The cocktail blends gin and vodka with Kina, which these days is a rare aperitif, with Lillet Blanc often serving as a substitute.  Boozy, herbal, slightly bitter and dry, this should be on every Martini lover’s drinking list.  Click here to see the recipe for Vesper Martini.

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