Martini Recipes

Whether you prefer gin or vodka with a splash of vermouth, shaken or stirred, a chilled martini is a timeless classic. We've selected a few of our favorites—offering a spin on the traditional, these recipes feature everything from fresh fruit juice to savory Indian spices.

Fifty-Fifty or the Perfect Martini
Fifty-Fifty or the Perfect Martini
Inspired by the original Fitty Fitty at the Pegu Club, this vodka martini is an even split of vodka and vermouth, with a little orange bitters added for depth.Matt Taylor-Gross
Cucumber Martini
Cucumber Martini
This crisp, almost spa-like take on the martini has a hint of sweetness and a fresh, green aroma.Matt Taylor-Gross
Jerez Martini
Jerez Martini
This off-dry cocktail skews savory, thanks to the sherry.Matt Taylor-Gross
Basil Martini
Basil-infused vodka gives this simple cocktail a light, crisp edge.Matt Taylor-Gross
Ginger Martini
Ginger Martini
http://www.saveur.com/ginger-martini-recipeMatt Taylor-Gross
Upside-Down Martini
Upside-Down Martini
Vermouth hasn't always played second fiddle to boozier spirits; this delicate aperitif, which is 2:1 vermouth to gin, was a favorite of Julia Child's for pre-dinner drinking.André Baranowski
Viking Martini
Viking Martini
Bottled in the same spot in Iceland, brisk, dry Martin Miller’s Gin and tannic, spruce-flavored Björk liqueur make a great duo, particularly matched with bitters and an herbaceous Alpine amaro in this layered drink meant to evoke northern climes.Farideh Sadeghin
Espresso Martini
Espresso Martini
Vodka, coffee, coffee liqueur, and cream are mixed with vanilla liqueur in this cocktail, which sits somewhere between a classic espresso martini and a White Russian.Ingalls Photography
St. Dill Martini
St. Dill Martini
With mustard seeds, dill sprigs, and a snappy kosher dill set in vodka, the St. Dill is a twist on the classic dirty martini.Helen Rosner
Carrots 43 Martini
Carrots 43 Martini
Lively and floral, this cocktail uses all fresh ingredients so it feels like you’re getting your vitamins in while enjoying a nice drink.Farideh Sadeghin
Mumbatini
Mumbatini
This bracing vodka drink gets its resinous, pungent aroma from a good dose of curry leaves, which are both muddled in the drink and floated on top as a garnish.Ingalls Photography
Celery Martini
Celery Martini
Fresh celery and lemon juices, Lillet, celery bitters, and gin combine for a clean and vegetal cocktail with a bright green hue.Helen Rosner
Masala Martini
Masala Martini
Cumin and salt add pungent flavor to this twist on a gin gimlet from chef Manish Mehrotra of New Delhi restaurant Indian Accent, located in The Manor boutique hotel in New Delhi's tony Friends Colony neighborhood.Ingalls Photography
Bloody Martini
Puréed tomatoes, pepper-flavored vodka, and a pimento-stuffed green olive make the perfect hybrid of two bar staples, the Bloody Mary and classic martini.Michael Kraus
Sherry Martini
Tangy, crisp Manzanilla sherry makes for a wholly new take on the dry Martini.Anna Stockwell
Original Dry Martini
A London dry gin can stand up to a lot more vermouth than you might suspect. The original 1910s-era formula for this iconic drink demonstrates that fact elegantly.André Baranowski
Hibiscus Rose Vesper
To kick its flavor up a notch, this rosy pink cocktail calls for craft-distilled, Plantation vodka.Todd Coleman