Some prefer it shaken, others stirred. Either way, the Martini provides a hint of class and a storied history that makes it a popular drink for anyone looking for something different. With National Martini Day upon us on June 19, it’s time to celebrate the cocktail that became popular during Prohibition. Over the years, the Martini evolved as it continues to do. No longer are gin or vodka Martinis the only options. Add a splash of a liqueur or a light puree and you’re serving a drink that pays homage to the original, while also being an innovative progeny of its forefathers.
Pomegranate 'n Ice
Courtesy of Iceberg Vodka.
1½ oz. Iceberg Vodka
3 oz. pomegranate juice
Blackberries, for garnish
Combine all ingredients in shaker, strain and pour into a Martini glass. Garnish with blackberries if desired.
Courtesy of Cascal natural soft drink.
1 oz. Midori melon liqueur
1 oz. vodka
1 oz. Bacardi Limón
1 oz. fresh lemon juice
1 can of Cascal Crisp White All Natural Soda
Mix the ingredients above and pour over ice.
Created by mixologist Christina Maffei of Trump Hotels Waikiki.
1½ oz. Beverage Artistry Thai Basil & Black Pepper blend
1½ oz. blueberry vodka
½ oz. elderflower liqueur
Shake with ice and strain into a Martini glass.
Nuts & Berries
Created by Jonathan Pogash, The Cocktail Guru.
1½ oz. Van Gogh PB&J Vodka
¾ oz. berry liqueur
¾ oz. milk or cream
Shake well with ice and strain into a chilled Martini glass.
Chocolate Peppermint Cookie
Courtesy of Partida Blanco Tequila.
¾ oz. Partida Blanco Tequilaa