Martini of the Month Club- Martini recipes for the Year

January – Baby it’s cold outsidemartini snow ball

Snowball Martini

2 ounces, fluid Whipped Cream Flavored Vodka

1 ounce, fluid Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice

1 whole “ball” Of White Cotton Candy

Sugar Or White Non-perils, To Rim A Martini Glass

In a martini shaker filled with ice cubes, put in 2 shot glasses of whipped cream vodka and one shot glass of freshly squeezed lemon juice.  Shake well.  Place the cotton candy in a martini glass rimmed with sugar or white non-perils. Strain the cocktail over the cotton candy, “melting” the snowball and infusing the cocktail with sweetness.

February is for Lovers

Rose Petal- Martini

1/2 cup watermartini rose petal

2 tablespoons sugar
3 1/2 cups vodka
4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon rose water
ice cube
24 edible rose petals (optional)

In a small saucepan, combine the water and sugar and bring to a boil. Simmer over low heat, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Let cool, then stir in the vodka, lemon juice and rose water.  Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Add one-fourth of the martini mixture and shake.  Strain into 2 martini glasses, garnish with rose petals and serve.

March– Happy St. Patty Day Month, here is an Irish Martini

Irish Martini

The Irish Martini is a simple version of the Martini. The ingredient that makes it Irish and perfect for St. Patrick’s Day parties is Irish whiskey and in this case that small amount makes a big difference, adding substance, color and flavor to the profile of its far more popularmartini3m predecessor.

2 oz vodka

1/2 oz dry vermouth

1/2 oz Irish whiskey

green food color

lemon twist for garnish

Pour the Irish whiskey into a chilled cocktail glass.  Swirl around the glass in order to coat the inside.  Drain the excess whiskey.  Pour the vodka, 2 drops of green food color and dry vermouth into a cocktail shaker half-filled with cracked ice.  Shake well.  Strain into the cocktail glass.  Garnish with the lemon twist.

April – No one likes it but next to death it is the only thing guaranteed to happen

Income Tax Martini

That dreaded yearly task is done and you finally know how much money you are either getting back or handing over. That’s right, you have completed your income taxes! So whether you are on top of it and filed 3 months early, or one at the post office on April 15th, or an martini4accountant who has made it through one more tax season, sit back and enjoy this classic cocktail to celebrate your accomplishment.

2 ounces gin

1/4 ounce sweet vermouth

1/4 ounce dry vermouth

1 oz orange juice

Angostura bitters to taste

Orange twist for garnish

Pour the ingredients into a shaker with ice cubes.  Shake well.  Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish with the orange twist.

May is the Month of Cinco De Mayo so enjoy The best of both worlds, this flavorful margarita-martini concoction has elements of both popular drinks.

Cuervo Especial Pomegranate Margarita Martinimartini 5

1 1/2 ounce(s) Cuervo Especial Gold

3 ounce(s) Jose Cuervo Lime Margarita Mix

2 ounce(s) pomegranate juice

1 piece(s) lime wheel

1 tablespoon(s) salt

Combine Cuervo Especial Gold, Jose Cuervo Lime Margarita Mix, and pomegranate juice in a cocktail shaker half filled with ice.  Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass rimmed with salt (optional).  Garnish with lime or lemon wheel.

June- Let the Summer time fun begin with this Blow Pop Martini

Blow Pop Martini

2/3 cup frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed and strained to remove solidsmartini blow pop
1 1/3 cups water
1 1/2 cup bubble-gum flavored vodka
4 tbsp sour apple, sour watermelon or berry blue sour liqueur
12  small lollipops, unwrapped, for garnish if desired

Combine liquid ingredients in a large pitcher and stir well.  Refrigerate until serving time.  To serve, pour into martini glasses.  Immediately before serving, garnish each glass with a lollipop, if desired.

July– Happy 4th of July, why not celebrate with this tasty and beautiful cocktail?

Fire Cracker Martinimartini7

1 1/2 ounces vodka

1/2 ounce triple sec
1/2 ounce blue curaçao
1/2 ounce prepared sweet-and-sour mix
1 dash grenadine

Mix all ingredients except grenadine in shaker and chill then pour into a martini glass. Add grenadine and it will sink to bottom.

August can be Hot Hot Hot and a perfect time for this Tropical Delight

Key Lime Pie Martini

1 1/2 ounce(s) Ketel One Citroen Vodkamartini8

1 ounce(s) key lime pie syrup

1/4 ounce(s) limoncello

1 squeeze fresh lime juice

1 splash(es) half-and-half

1 piece(s) graham cracker

1 piece(s) lime wheel

Shake all ingredients through the half-and-half with ice in a cocktail shaker.  Serve straight up in a crushed graham cracker–rimmed martini glass.  Garnish with a lime wheel.

September -Camping Season is gearing up and what says camping more than S’Mores

S’More Martini

1 1/2 ounce(s) Maker’s Mark Bourbonmartini 9

1 1/2 ounce(s) Butterscotch Schnapps

1 ounce(s) Godiva chocolate

Dash of cream

Marshmallow Fluff, for rimming the glass

Graham cracker crumbs, for rimming the glass

Coat the rim of a martini glass with Marshmallow Fluff.You may need to add some water to the Marshmallow Fluff in order to get the consistency to coat the rim. Once rim is coated with Marshmallow Fluff (or better yet exposed a couple medium marshmallows over and open flame to roast them) coat the rim once again with graham cracker crumbs.  Add all liquor and cream into a martini shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously before pouring into decorated martini glass.

October is the season of Ghosts and Goblins and of course this

Bloody Vampire Kiss Martini

Take a French Martini, cross it with a Vampire, ditch the juice and add a splash of bubbly and you have given birth to a Vampire Kiss Martini. The taste of the drink itself is anything but scary, it’s actually very elegant and something that would work not only forHalloween, but for Valentine’s Day or any Champagne-worthy occasion. For it’s intended holiday, it is perfect because the Chambord gives it a dark, almost black color.vampire

The rim on this cocktail is a little devious because the courtesy image suggests a syrup that drips along the edge while the written recipe indicates the standard sugar rim, which would be crystalline. If you want the syrupy look: drizzle a thin stream of grenadine (or a similar red syrup) on the inside of the rim of the glass. Practice and use frozen glasses for the best visual results.

1 1/2 oz Finlandia Vodka

1 1/2 oz Korbel Champagne

3/4 oz Chambord black raspberry liqueur

Red sugar for rimming

Rim the glass with red sugar (use food coloring) or drop in a set of wax vampire teeth for a real surprise.  Pour vodka and half of the Chambord in a martini glass.  Top with Champagne.  Pour the remaining Chambord over the back of a spoon to make it float.

November kicks off the major Holiday Season with Thanksgiving, what better flavor to add to the celebration than pumpkin.

Pumpkin Martini

The Pumpkin Martini has long been a favorite cocktail for fall. Although it has recently become difficult(nearly impossible) to find pumpkin schnapps or any pumpkin liqueur. Until another pumpkin liqueur comes on the market again you can substitute pumpkin spice syrup martini10or pumpkin puree. You might also want to check out the Pumpkin Spice Martini, thePumpkin Divine or the Calabatini.

1/2 oz Sylk Cream Liqueur

2 oz vanilla vodka

1/2 oz pumpkin liqueur or pumpkin spice syrup

1 tsp whipped cream

Cinnamon stick for garnish

Pour the Sylk Liqueur and vodka into a shaker filled with ice.  Shake well.  Add the pumpkin liqueur or syrup.  Shake again.  Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Top with a teaspoon of whipped cream.  Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

December– Ho ho Ho Merry Christmas

Candy Cane Martinicandycanemartini
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.

Martini’s -One for Every Letter of the Alphabet A – Z

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.

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Appletini Martini
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 martini split
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.

Expresso martini

1 fluid ounce brewed espresso

1 1/2 fluid ounces vodka

1 1/2 fluid ounces coffee-flavored liqueur (such as Kahlua®)martini expresso

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.

Garlic Martini
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.

Gummy worm

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
banana slice

Pour liquid ingredients into a martini shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with banana slice.

Iceberg Martini
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.

Jack-O-Lantern Martinipumpkin
3 ounces spiced pumpkin vodka
1 ounce Amaretto
Pumpkin Seeds

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

Lemondrop Martini
6 parts lemon-flavored vodka
1 part dry vermouth
Granulated sugar
Lemon twist
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.

Millionaire Martini
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

Nuclear Kamikaze

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

Nutty martini

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 ouiji 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.

Pickle Martinimartini pickle
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
Crushed ice
lemon juice

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
whipped cream

Add liquid ingredients over ice in a martini shaker Shake. Strain into a martini glass. Top with whipped cream

Saketini Martini
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. Vodkamartini ugly

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.

Volcano Martini
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.
Add ice.
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.

X-Rated Flirtini

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.

No garnish.

Yellow Cake Chocolate Icing Martini

1 Oz Vanilla Vodka

1 Oz Amaretto

1 oz Pineapple Juice

Chocolate sprinkles

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.

Zebra Martini

1 ounce vanilla vodka

1 ounce which chocolate liqueur

1 ounce butter schnapps

1 shot espresso

chocolate syrup

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


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