I thought it would be fun to assemble a list of a Martini for every letter of the Alphabet, There are a couple that have 2 recipes because I simply couldn’t pick one.
I challenge you to work your way through the list and let me know your favorites.
I have also assembled a One Year Martini Calendar with a different Martini for Each month of the year.
I hope you enjoy them all.
2 oz. Vodka
1/2 oz. Apple Pucker Schnapps or
1/2 oz. Apple Juice or Cider
Combine liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker with crushed ice. Shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with apple slices.
Keep the Appletini really cold and adjust the pucker to suit your taste.
Banana Split Martini
1 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Creme de banane
1 oz. Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
½ oz. Strawberry syrup
½ oz. Heavy cream
Strawberry for garnish
Combine liquid ingredients in mixing glass. Add ice, shake, strain into your Martini Glass, and garnish.
Candy Cane Martini
1 tablespoon (or so) crushed candy canes
1.5 ounces vanilla vodka
1.5 ounces vodka
1 miniature candy cane
Wet the rim of a martini glass. Place candy cane bits onto a saucer and dip martini glass rim into the crushed candy canes. Add vanilla vodka and vodka into a martini shaker over ice. Shake well. Strain martini into the candy cane rimmed martini glass. Garnish with the miniature candy cane.
Dirty Girl Scout Martini – based on the Thin Mint cookie
1 oz Baileys
1/2 oz Creme de Menthe, green
1 oz kahlua
1/2 oz vodka
Dirty Blonde Martini
2 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Johnnie Walker Gold Label
1 oz. Drambuie
Combine ingredients in mixing glass. Add ice, stir to chill and strain into your Martini Glass.
1 fluid ounce brewed espresso
1 1/2 fluid ounces vodka
1 1/2 fluid ounces coffee-flavored liqueur (such as Kahlua®)
1 fluid ounce white creme de cacao
1 cup ice
Combine espresso, vodka, coffee liqueur, creme de cacao, and ice in a cocktail shaker. Cover and shake until chilled. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
Frosty the Snowman Martini
1 part vodka
1 part chocolate liquor
1 part Irish cream liquor
Splash of cream
1 Hershey’s Kiss candy
Add chocolate liquor, Irish cream, and cream over ice into a martini shaker. Shake. Strain into a chilled martini glass rimmed with sugar. Garnish with the Hershey kiss.
2 oz gin
1 tbsp dry vermouth
2 tbsp garlic olive juice
2 garlic olives
Add gin, dry vermouth and garlic juice into a martini shaker. Combine gin, dry vermouth and garlic olive juice into a cocktail shaker with cracked ice. Shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with two garlic olives.
1 1/2 oz Three Olives Mango Vodka
1 1/2 oz Three Olives Raspberry Vodka
1/2 oz blue curacao
1 oz lemon-lime soda
maraschino cherry for garnish
Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.
Homer Simpson Martini
2 oz vodka
1 oz white rum
1 oz banana liqueur
Pour liquid ingredients into a martini shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with banana slice.
2 oz. Gin
Dash White Creme de Menthe
Combine ingredients in a shaker filled with ice, shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a fresh mint.
3 ounces spiced pumpkin vodka
1 ounce Amaretto
Combine vodka, Amaretto and ice in a martini shaker. Shake! Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with pumpkin seeds.
Kentucky Derby Martini
1 oz grenadine
1 oz white creme de cacao
3 oz Kentucky bourbon
Add ingredients into a mixing glass with ice. Stir well. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry
6 parts lemon-flavored vodka
1 part dry vermouth
Rim a chilled cocktail glass with granulated sugar.
Combine liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker with cracked ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with lemon twist.
1 part vodka
1 part gold tequila (the most important ingredient)
1 part rum
1 part Pineapple juice
Combine all ingredients in mixing glass with ice. Stir. Strain into a martini glass
Fill a mixing glass with ice
2 oz Vodka
1/2 oz Blue Curacao
Dash of Lime Juice
Shake, Strain into chilled glass, Garnish with Lime
2 oz vodka
3/4 oz Frangelico
1 tsp simple syrup
Pour the vodka and Frangelico into a cocktail shakerhalf-filled with ice.
Add the simple syrup. Shake. Strain into a cocktail glass.
Ouija Board Martini
9 ounces of freezing black vodka
2 ounces chilled Blue Curacao
1 ounce chilled banana vodka
2 chilled gummy worms
Yield: 2 martinis
Pour black vodka into a martini shaker half full of cracked ice. Shake for 30 seconds. Add the Blue Curacao and shake for an additional 30 seconds. Strain into 2 freezing martini glasses. Pour a half ounce of banana vodka into each martini glass. Stir each glass with a gummy worm. Bottoms up, but don’t get too frightened of strange occurrences!
FYI- A Good way to make martini Eyeballs is to use a radish and a green olive with pimento. Peel the radish as to leave some of the red skin to look blood shot then scoop out the middle and stick your small olive inside.
2 oz gin
1 tbsp dry vermouth
2 tbsp pickle juice
1 sweet pickle
Add liquid ingredients to a martini shaker half-filled with cracked ice. Shake. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with sweet pickle
Queen of Hearts Martini
2 ounces cranberry juice
1 ounce orange juice
1 ounce berry-flavored vodka
1 ounces Campari
Mix cranberry juice, orange juice, vodka, and Campari in a cocktail shaker with ice. Squeeze in lemon juice and strain into a chilled martini glass
Root Beer Martini
2 ounce vanilla vodka
1 ounce root beer schnapps
Add liquid ingredients over ice in a martini shaker Shake. Strain into a martini glass. Top with whipped cream
1 1/4 oz Hakusan Dry Sake;
(or other 1/4 oz Orange Curacao sake)
3 Orange peels
2 oz Vodka
Combine all ingredients in ice-filled mixing glass. Stir well and strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with flamed orange peel.
1 3/4 ounce vodka
1 ounce sweet iced tea
1/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
Lemon wedge for garnish
Sugar for rimming
Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass rimmed with sugar. Garnish with the lemon wedge.
Ugly Sweater Martini
2 oz. Vodka
2 oz. Peppermint Schnapps
2 oz. Whipped Cream Vodka
One Peppermint stick or Candy Cane.
Crush half of your peppermint stick. Dip the Top Rim of your Martini glass into peppermint schnapps, then roll in crushed candy cane to decorate. (The Gawdier the better)
Add all ingredients except Candy Cane to a shaker. Shake well and strain into decorated Martini glass. Add remaining candy cane as a stirrer.
4 parts tequila
1 part vermouth
Jalapeno Stuffed Olive
Combine tequila and vermouth in a martini glass filled with ice. Stir.
Garnish with the jalapeno stuffed olive
Watermelon Martini Recipe
60ml (or approx 2 oz) Vodka
7.5ml (or approx a splash) sugar syrup
1 slice watermelon
Watermelon Martini Recipe Directions
Chop the flesh of the water melon.
Pour the Vodka and the sugar syrup into a cocktail shaker.
Add watermelon flesh.
Shake vigorously for a minute or two.
Pour and strain into a frosted martini glass.
Finish by garnishing the rim of the martini glass with a thin slice of watermelon.
1 part X-Rated Fusion
1 part X-Rated Vodka
Combine with ice in a shaker. Pour into a martini glass.
Garnish with lemon or whatever you have and is fun.
X-Rated Vodka Fusion has provence blood oranges, brazilian mango and passion fruit… makes a good martini!
2 ½ oz. Vodka
1 ½ oz. Cabo Wabo Añejo Tequila
1 oz. Simple Syrup
1 oz. freshly squeezed Lime Juice
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Rim glass with mixture of salt and small amount of white pepper.
Yellow Cake Chocolate Icing Martini
1 Oz Vanilla Vodka
1 Oz Amaretto
1 oz Pineapple Juice
Dip the rim into pineapple juice and then dip into the sprinkles and chill then onto the glass. In the meantime Mixed the Vodka, amaretto and Pineapple jouice together in a shaker of ice. Strain your martini into the chilled glass. Walla it is a yummy yellow cake with chocolate icing just like mom used to make.
1 ounce vanilla vodka
1 ounce which chocolate liqueur
1 ounce butter schnapps
1 shot espresso
optional whipped cream
Stripe martini glass with chocolate syrup. Combine alcoholic ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into glass. Shake espresso with ice. Strain into center of glass. Garnish with a little whipped cream