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                                                                  Ingredients
                                                                  • Yes No crushed ice
                                                                  • Yes No 3 oz gin
                                                                  • Yes No 1 oz dry
                                                                  • Yes No 1 lemon
                                                                  • Fill a pint glass with ice. Add the gin and vermouth and stir well. Strain into a chilled martini glass or coupe and garnish with the lemon twist.
                                                                  Yields: 1drink
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                                                                  • Yes No ice cube
                                                                  • Yes No 1/2 tsp dry vermouth
                                                                  • Yes No 3 oz quality gin
                                                                  • An hour before serving put a martini glass in the freezer.
                                                                  • When ready to serve, fill a cocktail shaker or small pitcher with ice. Add the vermouth and then the gin. Cover and shake vigorously, or stir, until combined and chilled, about 30 seconds. (In general, by the time the shaker mists up the drink is ready.) Strain the martini into the chilled glass. Add the olive and serve.
                                                                  Yields: 1drink
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                                                                  • Yes No crushed ice
                                                                  • Yes No 3 oz gin
                                                                  • Yes No 1 oz dry
                                                                  • Yes No 2 dash orange
                                                                  • Yes No 1 lemon
                                                                  • Fill a pint glass with ice. Add the gin, vermouth and bitters and stir well. Strain into a chilled martini glass or coupe and garnish with the lemon twist or olive.
                                                                  Yields: 1drink
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                                                                  Martini
                                                                   22 m
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                                                                  • Yes No dash french vermouth
                                                                  • Yes No 2 oz gin
                                                                  • Yes No green olive
                                                                  • Take a chilled martini glass and add a dash of vermouth. Swirl vermouth around and pour it out. In a separate mixing glass full of ice, put gin. Stir it with a bar spoon and strain into the chilled martini glass and garnish with a fresh olive.
                                                                  Cuisine:YesNofrench
                                                                  Yields: 1serving
                                                                  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
                                                                  • Inactive Time: 20 minutes
                                                                  • Total Time: 22 minutes
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                                                                  This adaptation of a classic recipe comes from Eben Freeman, bartender of Tailor Restaurant in New York City. Note that a Gibson is a Martini with a pickled onion instead of an olive as garnish.

                                                                  Ingredients
                                                                  • Yes No 1 tbsp dry vermouth
                                                                  • Yes No 6 tbsp gin
                                                                  • Yes No 1 cup crushed ice
                                                                  • Yes No 1 1/2 inch thick strip lemon peel
                                                                  • Yes No 1 green olive
                                                                  • In chilled cocktail shaker or pint glass, combine vermouth, gin, and ice, and stir until well chilled, about 20 seconds. Strain into chilled martini glass. Squeeze lemon peel over glass, making sure oils fall into glass, then discard peel. Serve with olives on side or thread olives onto wooden skewer, place in drink, and serve.
                                                                  Cuisine:YesNonew york
                                                                  Yields: 1drink
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                                                                  This martini recipe is a classic, sophisticated cocktail for entertaining guests or relaxing after work.

                                                                  Ingredients
                                                                  • Yes No 3 oz gin
                                                                  • Yes No 1/2 oz noilly prat dry white vermouth
                                                                  • Yes No 8 ice cube
                                                                  • Chill a martini glass in the freezer for at least 5 minutes. Pour 3 ounces gin and 1/2 ounce dry white vermouth into a stainless-steel cocktail shaker or a chilled tumbler.
                                                                  • Place ice cubes in the shaker or tumbler, stir vigorously for about 20 seconds with a long-handled spoon, and strain into the chilled martini glass.
                                                                  Yields: 1serving
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                                                                  Martini
                                                                   15 m
                                                                  Ingredients
                                                                  • Yes No 2 oz gin
                                                                  • Yes No ½ oz dry vermouth
                                                                  • Stir or shake with ice; strain into chilled glass. Garnish as desired with olive or lemon twist.
                                                                  • VARIATIONS
                                                                  • Cajun Martini: Substitute Jalapeño-Infused Vodka or Gin (see infused vodka) for the regular gin; garnish with a pickled tomato or okra, or a tiny whole red or green chile (don’t bite into it!).
                                                                  • Dirty Martini: Add 1 to 2 tsp. olive brine.
                                                                  • Fino Martini: Substitute 2 tsp. fino sherry for the vermouth.
                                                                  • Gibson: Garnish with a cocktail onion.
                                                                  • Paisley Martini: Reduce vermouth to 1½ tsp. Add 1 tsp. Scotch; garnish with lemon twist.
                                                                  • Peggy Cocktail: Add ¼ tsp. each Dubonnet rouge and Pemod.
                                                                  • Perfect Martini: Use half sweet and half dry vermouth; garnish with orange slice.
                                                                  • Racquet Club: Add 1 to 2 dashes (about 1/16 to 1/8 tsp.) orange bitters.
                                                                  • Rolls Royce: Use half dry vermouth and half sweet vermouth; add ¼ tsp. Bénédictine.
                                                                  • Rumtini: Substitute light rum for the gin; garnish with lime twist.
                                                                  • Saketini: Substitute sake for the vermouth; garnish with lemon twist or olive.
                                                                  • Scotini: Substitute Scotch for the vermouth; garnish with lemon twist.
                                                                  • Sweet Martini: Substitute sweet vermouth for the dry vermouth; garnish with orange slice.
                                                                  • Tequini: Substitute tequila for the gin.
                                                                  • Third Degree: Add ½ tsp. Pemod or other anise-flavored liqueur.
                                                                  • Total Time: 15 minutes
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                                                                    Gibson
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                                                                  • Yes No 1 wedge lime
                                                                  • Yes No red sanding sugar
                                                                  • Yes No 8 oz vodka
                                                                  • Yes No 1 oz cranberry juice
                                                                  • Yes No 1 tsp vermouth
                                                                  • Yes No skewered fresh cranberries
                                                                  • Rub the rims of 2 martini glasses with a lime wedge, and then dip each rim into a saucer of red sanding sugar, rotating gently to evenly coat. Chill in freezer at least 10 minutes. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake vodka, cranberry juice, and vermouth until chilled, about 20 seconds. Strain into chilled glasses, and garnish with skewered fresh cranberries.
                                                                  Yields: 2
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                                                                  • Yes No 2 whole canned lychees
                                                                  • Yes No 1/2 cup gin
                                                                  • Place 1 lychee in each of two martini glasses. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in gin and reserved lychee syrup. Shake well; strain into glasses. Serve immediately.
                                                                  Yields: 2
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                                                                  Bollywood Martini
                                                                   2 h 30 m

                                                                  Spicy ginger syrup adds a little zing to this martini.

                                                                  Ingredients
                                                                  • Yes No 1 1/2 tsp ginger syrup
                                                                  • Yes No 2 1/4 tsp dry vermouth
                                                                  • Yes No 6 tbsp gin
                                                                  • Yes No garnish, roasted red jalapeno and crystallized ginger
                                                                  • Fill cocktail shaker three-quarters full with ice cubes. Add ginger syrup, gin and Vermouth and stir well.
                                                                  • Strain into a chilled 4-ounce martini glass.
                                                                  • Make ahead: If using, garnish can be assembled 4 hours ahead and kept chilled, covered.
                                                                  • *Related recipe: Ginger Syrup
                                                                  Yields: 1
                                                                  • Prep Time: 6 minutes
                                                                  • Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
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                                                                  Rose Martinis
                                                                   20 m
                                                                  Ingredients
                                                                  • Yes No 1/2 cup water
                                                                  • Yes No 2 tbsp sugar, granulated
                                                                  • Yes No 3 1/2 cup vodka
                                                                  • Yes No 4 tsp lemon juice
                                                                  • Yes No 1/2 tsp rose water
                                                                  • Yes No ice cube
                                                                  • Yes No 24 edible rose petals
                                                                  • 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. Repeat to make the remaining martinis.
                                                                  Yields: 8drinks
                                                                  • Total Time: 20 minutes
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                                                                  A traditional martini is made with gin and vermouth. So as not to overwhelm the flavor of the chocolate, we make this martini with vodka. For a very dry martini, swirl the glass with dry vermouth and empty it before pouring in the liqueur and the vodka.

                                                                  Ingredients
                                                                  • Yes No dry vermouth
                                                                  • Yes No vodka
                                                                  • Yes No 70 bittersweet chocolate
                                                                  • Yes No chocolate liquor
                                                                  • Pour ¼ inch of vermouth, vodka, or water into a rimmed saucer. Place ¼ inch of the ground chocolate on a second saucer slightly larger than the rim of the glass.
                                                                  • Swirl each glass with a splash of vermouth, and pour it out. To create the chocolate rim, dip the rim of the glass in the vermouth, vodka, or water, then in the ground chocolate.
                                                                  • For each drink, pour 2 parts chocolate liqueur to 1 part vodka into a shaker with ice. Shake and pour into the glass.
                                                                  • Total Time: 15 minutes
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                                                                  Ingredients
                                                                  • Yes No crushed ice
                                                                  • Yes No 1 1/2 oz vanilla vodka
                                                                  • Yes No 1 1/2 tsp peach schnapps
                                                                  • Yes No 1/2 oz lemon juice
                                                                  • Yes No 1 1/2 oz pomegranate juice
                                                                  • Yes No 1/2 oz sprite
                                                                  • Yes No 1 lime
                                                                  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all of the ingredients except the Sprite and lime wheel and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass, top with the Sprite and garnish with the lime wheel.
                                                                  Yields: 1drink
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                                                                  Ingredients
                                                                  • Yes No 2 tbsp gin
                                                                  • Yes No 6 tbsp dry vermouth
                                                                  • Yes No 1 strip lemon zest
                                                                  • Pour the gin and vermouth over ice in a shaker. Stir 40 times; strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Twist the lemon zest over the drink and drop it in.
                                                                  Yields: 1
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                                                                  If you?re a martini person, try this out. The lychee gives it a really beautiful perfume. If you don?t have a cocktail shaker, make it in a jug of ice, stir with a long spoon and strain into glasses.

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                                                                  • Yes No 4 lychees in syrup, from a
                                                                  • Yes No plenty of ice
                                                                  • Yes No 3½ oz 150ml good vodka
                                                                  • Yes No a splash a splash of white vermouth
                                                                  • If you’re a martini person, try this out. The lychee gives it a really beautiful perfume. If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, make it in a jug of ice, stir with a long spoon and strain into glasses.Put 1 lychee into each of 2 cocktail glasses, then place them carefully in the freezer for 20 minutes to get really cold.Put the remaining lychees into a cocktail shaker, along with a good handful of ice, a splash of the lychee syrup from the can, the vodka and a splash of vermouth. Secure the top on the shaker and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Strain into the iced cocktail glasses and serve with swizzle sticks, if you like.
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                                                                  The martini is made with gin and vermouth and is garnished with a twist of lemon peel or an olive—period. King Arthur’s knights searched in vain for the Holy Grail. The Spaniards sought the gold of El Dorado and the longevity of the Fountain of Youth. Lieutenant Gerard hunted Richard Kimble in The Fugitive. There is another modern quest, however, that has generated as much zeal and excitement: the search for the “perfect martini.” Armed with sterling silver shakers, vermouth droppers, and plenty of attitude and individuality, home bartenders mix and experiment with their martinis with alchemical precision. Meanwhile, devoted seekers of the perfect martini will flock to touted cocktail lounges like pilgrims to a revered shrine. It is a paradox indeed that the quintessential cocktail is so elusive. The origin of the martini is also as elusive as the Grail itself. The controversy over who sired the first one spans the colorful to the prosaic, and we may never know if this “elixir of quietude,” “silver bullet,” and “Fred Astaire in a glass” was named for a man, a rifle, or a vermouth producer. Whether named for a thirsty traveler on his way to Martinez or for Martini di Arma di Taggia, bartender at the Knickerbocker Hotel in New York City, the martini is recognized as the world’s premier cocktail; its stylized icon for the cocktail lounge is as universally recognizable as the symbol for the stop sign. Many excellent books detail the history and evolution of the martini and... read more The martini is made with gin and vermouth and is garnished with a twist of lemon peel or an olive—period. King Arthur’s knights searched in vain for the Holy Grail. The Spaniards sought the gold of El Dorado and the longevity of the Fountain of Youth. Lieutenant Gerard hunted Richard Kimble in The Fugitive. There is another modern quest, however, that has generated as much zeal and excitement: the search for the “perfect martini.” Armed with sterling silver shakers, vermouth droppers, and plenty of attitude and individuality, home bartenders mix and experiment with their martinis with alchemical precision. Meanwhile, devoted seekers of the perfect martini will flock to touted cocktail lounges like pilgrims to a revered shrine. It is a paradox indeed that the quintessential cocktail is so elusive. The origin of the martini is also as elusive as the Grail itself. The controversy over who sired the first one spans the colorful to the prosaic, and we may never know if this “elixir of quietude,” “silver bullet,” and “Fred Astaire in a glass” was named for a man, a rifle, or a vermouth producer. Whether named for a thirsty traveler on his way to Martinez or for Martini di Arma di Taggia, bartender at the Knickerbocker Hotel in New York City, the martini is recognized as the world’s premier cocktail; its stylized icon for the cocktail lounge is as universally recognizable as the symbol for the stop sign. Many excellent books detail the history and evolution of the martini and rhapsodize its lore, so it will only be necessary to touch upon a few highlights here. It should immediately be noted that the early versions of the cocktail—Jerry Thomas’s Martinez of 1887, Harry Johnson’s martini cocktail of 1888, and di Taggia’s version from the early 20th century—were all supersweet Neanderthals compared with today’s bone-dry descendants. Thomas called for sweetened Old Tom gin, maraschino liqueur, and a whopping wineglass of Italian vermouth, and even di Taggia mixed equal parts gin and vermouth. During Prohibition, the martini gradually saw the diminishing of its sweet ingredients and a turn toward dryness. By the end of World War II, the martini was reaching a ratio of eight to one, and everyone you know probably has some joke about how to make a dry martini. Bernard DeVoto, whose book The Hour is a paean to the martini, proclaimed the martini to be the “supreme American gift to world culture”; H. L. Mencken pronounced it “the only American invention as perfect as a sonnet.” But the sonnet was in jeopardy in the 1970s when President Jimmy Carter denounced the “three-martini lunch,” and a sudden health craze cast out the martini like a contagious leper. A critic in Esquire magazine railed that the drink was a bitter, medicinal-tasting beverage that stood for everything from phony bourgeois values and social snobbery to jaded alcoholism and latent masochism. Though it seemed headed for the funeral pyre, the martini reemerged from the flames and has become virtually irreproachable. On a closing note, there is a moment in Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms when the ex-soldier Frederic Henry celebrates his escape from the war with a satisfying meal. While eating he deliberates, “The sandwiches came and I ate three and drank a couple more martinis. I had never tasted anything so cool and lean. They made me feel civilized.” Many opinions exist as to what makes for a perfect martini—probably more opinions than there are people. This is in small part due to the schizophrenic age in which we live, and to a larger degree to the ruminations made after pondering the empty glass of a second martini. Shaking or stirring is a personal preference. For every adept who stirs, another shakes. The fact remains, however, that shaking will get the martini colder. And if you stir, larger ice cubes will need to be stirred longer than smaller ones. There are also those who complain that shaking bruises the gin. That gin can be bruised in the first place has some folks scratching their heads. Gin cannot be bruised. Another issue is whether to keep gin in the freezer for optimum coldness. Some people swear by this, while others practically swear at it. The latter camp argues that gin should not be kept in the freezer because it will not dilute properly when mixed with ice. Try it both ways; you will undoubtedly agree that the best martinis are made with gin kept in the freezer. Vermouth should be kept in the fridge, if only to prolong shelf life. With the dry martinis of today, a bottle of vermouth may last almost as long as a bottle of bitters. Whether to include olives—whole, pitted, or stuffed with pimiento—or whether to squeeze a twist of lemon peel into the drink is a matter of choice. Chill standard-size cocktail glasses in the freezer. If one point is unanimously agreed upon, it is that a martini should be dry. The amount of vermouth is negligible at best and will hardly alter the amount of alcohol in the cocktail glass. So, how do you keep your martini dry? One suggestion is that you use an atomizer for the vermouth, but just be certain it’s clean! Another suggestion is that you store your gin in the shadow of a vermouth bottle. Devotees are also known to pass the cap of the vermouth bottle quickly over the gin. The least plausible, but perhaps most amusing, tactic is to place a photograph of the man who invented vermouth in front of the gin. On an unfortunate note, many people call almost anything in a martini glass a martini. Interlopers may share its name but not its glory. INGREDIENTS 3 ounces gin Dry vermouth Green olives or twist of lemon peel INSTRUCTIONS Depending on your taste, mix 5 to 8 parts gin to 1 part vermouth for a dry martini. Use less vermouth for a drier martini. Stir in a pitcher half filled with ice, or shake with ice; then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with green olives or lemon peel. A “bone-dry” martini, also known as “pass the bottle,” contains no vermouth whatsoever.

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                                                                  • Yes No 3 oz gin
                                                                  • Yes No dry vermouth
                                                                  • Yes No lemon peel
                                                                  • Variations:
                                                                  • The Gibson: The Gibson is made exactly like the martini, but a small cocktail onion is substituted for the olive. A number of stories exist regarding its origin, but the consensus is that it was named for the illustrator Charles Dana Gibson, creator of the era’s paradigm of female beauty, the Gibson Girl. Gibson and his cronies would often take a break from work and visit the Player’s Club for a few drinks. While journalists may feel inspired after a drink or two, an artist needs an absolutely steady hand. Gibson furtively asked the bartender, Charlie Connolly, to give him pure ice water. The drink was distinguished by a silver-skinned cocktail onion. Patrons soon began ordering their martinis with onions and calling them Gibsons to honor the inventor. Double onions were also ordered, paying homage to certain physical assets of the Gibson Girl.
                                                                  • Astoria: Add a dash of bitters.
                                                                  • Blue Martini: Substitute blue curaçao for the vermouth, and garnish with a maraschino cherry.
                                                                  • Cajun Martini: Noted chef Paul Prudhomme invented this drink by infusing a cut-up jalapeño pepper in a bottle of gin for half a day. The spicy liquor replaces the ordinary gin. Garnish with a slice of green tomato or pickled jalapeño. Vodka may be substituted for the gin.
                                                                  • Dirty Martini: Add a splash of olive brine, and garnish with a green olive.
                                                                  • Fino Martini: Substitute fino sherry for the vermouth.
                                                                  • Knickerbocker Martini: Substitute equal parts sweet and dry vermouth for the dry vermouth, and add a dash of bitters.
                                                                  • Montgomery: Named for a British general who would not go into battle unless his troops outnumbered the opposition 25 to 1, this martini uses the same proportion of gin to vermouth.
                                                                  • Naked Martini: Omit the vermouth. After shaking, turn in the direction of France, bow, and pour.
                                                                  • Odyssey: Mix Magellan French gin, Bossiere Italian vermouth, and a Greek cracked olive in brine.
                                                                  • Sakétini: Substitute 1 ounce sake for the vermouth.
                                                                  Cuisine:YesNonew york
                                                                  Yields: 1drink
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                                                                  Pear Martini
                                                                   2 m

                                                                  A crisp and fresh martini that is simple yet elegant. A perfect pairing for a rich chocolate dessert.

                                                                  Ingredients
                                                                  • Yes No 2 oz pear vodka
                                                                  • Yes No 1 tsp grapefruit juice
                                                                  • Yes No 2 lime
                                                                  • Combine ingredients in a shaker over ice.
                                                                  • Shake, and strain into a martini glass.
                                                                  • Garnish with a lime wheel (or pear slice if available).
                                                                  Yields: 1
                                                                  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
                                                                  • Total Time: 2 minutes
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                                                                  A bit of lemon juice is the secret ingredient.

                                                                  Ingredients
                                                                  • Yes No 1 1/2 cup gin
                                                                  • Yes No 8 ice cube
                                                                  • Yes No 2 tsp dry vermouth
                                                                  • Yes No 6 tsp lemon juice
                                                                  • Place 4 Martini glasses in freezer. Pour gin into 4-cup glass measuring cup. Freeze 2 hours. Add 8 ice cubes and vermouth. Stir to blend. Pour mixture into cold glasses. Drizzle 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice over each; serve immediately.
                                                                  Yields: 4servings.
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                                                                  • Yes No 1/4 oz dry white
                                                                  • Yes No 1/4 oz grappa
                                                                  • Yes No 1 lemon
                                                                  • Yes No crushed ice
                                                                  • Yes No 3 oz vodka
                                                                  • Yes No 1 rosemary and 1 olive skewered
                                                                  • In a cocktail shaker, combine the vermouth and grappa. Pinch the twist over the shaker and drop it in. Shake well, then discard the mixture. Fill the rinsed shaker with ice. Add the vodka and shake well. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with the rosemary sprig and skewered olive.
                                                                  Cuisine:YesNotuscan
                                                                  Yields: 1drink
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                                                                  I am posting this for my niece. One of her fondest memories is my dad having his Tennessee Martini out of a glass that had Confederate money laminated in it. I am recreating this from memory. This is for you my sweet Nikki!

                                                                  Ingredients
                                                                  • Yes No 3 oz jack daniel's whiskey
                                                                  • Yes No 1 maraschino cherry
                                                                  • Yes No club soda
                                                                  • Yes No crushed ice
                                                                  • Fill an appropriate glass with crushed ice.
                                                                  • Add the cherry and a tad of syrup.
                                                                  • Toss on the two shots -- be honest and actually measure like dad did.
                                                                  • Fill with club soda to the top.
                                                                  • Stir.
                                                                  Cuisine:YesNotennessee
                                                                  Yields: 1
                                                                  • Prep Time: 1 minute
                                                                  • Total Time: 1 minute
                                                                    Steps:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    stir
                                                                    Equipment:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    glass

                                                                  Enid P. Saldana of San Juan, Puerto Rico, writes: "I would love to get the recipe for the lychee Martini they serve at Kittichai, in New York City." This summer, enjoy a vodka Martini with a real twist lychee. The exotic sweetness of the fruit brightens the citrus flavors in this truly refreshing drink.

                                                                  Ingredients
                                                                  • Yes No 1/4 cup sugar, granulated
                                                                  • Yes No 1/4 cup water
                                                                  • Yes No 1 cup drained canned lychees
                                                                  • Yes No 2 tbsp lemon juice
                                                                  • Yes No 6 oz vodka
                                                                  • Yes No 1 1/2 oz orange liqueur
                                                                  • Heat sugar and water in a 1-quart saucepan over high heat, stirring, until sugar is dissolved, then pour into a heatproof bowl set in a large bowl of ice and cold water. Let stand, stirring occasionally, until syrup is cold, about 3 minutes.
                                                                  • Purée lychees with sugar syrup and lemon juice in a blender until smooth, then force through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl, pressing hard on solids and then discarding them. Fill cocktail shaker halfway with ice cubes and add lychee purée, vodka, and Cointreau. Shake 15 seconds and strain into Martini glasses.
                                                                  Cuisine:YesNopuerto rican
                                                                  Yields: 2
                                                                    Steps:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    pour
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    puree
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    juice
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    sieve
                                                                    Equipment:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    special equipment:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    cocktail shaker
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    saucepan
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    heatproof bowl
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    bowl
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    blender
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    sieve

                                                                  This cocktail is based on one in The Joy of Mixology (Clarkson Potter, 2003) by Gary Regan.

                                                                  Ingredients
                                                                  • Yes No 2 large tomato
                                                                  • Yes No 1 1/2 oz pepper flavored vodka
                                                                  • Yes No 1 oz vodka
                                                                  • Yes No 1/8 tsp celery seed
                                                                  • Yes No pimiento stuffed green olives
                                                                  • Purée tomatoes in a blender. Line a sieve with cheesecloth and set over a medium bowl; strain tomato juice.
                                                                  • Add tomato juice, vodkas, celery seed, and 2 cups ice cubes to a cocktail shaker, cover, and shake vigorously until well chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with olive.
                                                                  • MAKES 1 COCKTAIL
                                                                    Steps:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    puree
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    sieve
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    juice
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    cover
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    refrigerate
                                                                    Equipment:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    blender
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    sieve
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    cheesecloth
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    bowl
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    cocktail shaker
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    glass
                                                                  Ingredients
                                                                  • Yes No 6 no 10 fl oz gin
                                                                  • Yes No 1 lemon
                                                                  • Yes No 1 orange
                                                                  • Yes No 1/4 cup pomegranate syrup
                                                                  • Yes No pomegranate
                                                                  • In a medium pitcher or bowl, stir the gin, fruit juices, and syrup together. Divide among 4 martini glasses. Garnish with pomegranate seeds.
                                                                  Yields: 4servings
                                                                  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
                                                                  • Total Time: 5 minutes
                                                                    Steps:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    stir
                                                                    Equipment:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    bowl
                                                                  Ingredients
                                                                  • Yes No 1 1/2 oz citron vodka
                                                                  • Yes No 1 scoop ice cream scoop douglas fir sorbet, recipe follows
                                                                  • Yes No 1 cup water
                                                                  • Yes No 1 cup sugar, granulated
                                                                  • Yes No 1 cup water
                                                                  • Yes No 1 tbsp gin
                                                                  • small cedar frond, garnish
                                                                  • Chill a cocktail glass. Place vodka in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Place a perfectly round scoop of Douglas Fir Sorbet in the bottom of the glass. Stick cedar frond into scoop of sorbet. Pour chilled vodka over the top. Sorbet should float
                                                                  • inches Douglas fir (cut into 1-inch lengths)
                                                                  • Boil first cup of water with sugar and Douglas fir for 10 minutes. Strain and cool.
                                                                  • Add second cup of water and gin.
                                                                  • Churn as directed on your ice cream machine. Garnish with a sprig of Douglas fir.
                                                                  Yields: 1serving
                                                                  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
                                                                  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
                                                                  • Total Time: 25 minutes
                                                                  Yes No
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                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    refrigerate
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    pour
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    boil
                                                                    Equipment:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    glass
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    cocktail shaker
                                                                    Supplies:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    cedar wood
                                                                  Ingredients
                                                                  • Yes No 1 1/2 oz vanilla vodka
                                                                  • Yes No 3 oz turkish coffee
                                                                  • Yes No 1/2 little oz sambuca but this is a lighter
                                                                  • Yes No 1/4 oz torani almond syrup
                                                                  • Yes No crushed ice
                                                                  • In a mixing glass, add vanilla vodka, Turkish coffee, Raki and Torani and some ice. Shake 10 times and serve in a chilled martini glass. Drink would be nice on the rocks too.
                                                                  Cuisine:YesNoturkish
                                                                  Yields: 1serving
                                                                  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
                                                                  • Total Time: 2 minutes
                                                                    Steps:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    mix
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    serve
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    refrigerate
                                                                    Equipment:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    glass
                                                                  Ingredients
                                                                  • Yes No 2 cup pineapple juice
                                                                  • Yes No 2 1/2 cup vodka
                                                                  • Yes No 1/4 cup vermouth
                                                                  • Yes No 2 tsp raspberry liqueur
                                                                  • Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Fill a martini glass with ice and pour the cocktail over the ice.
                                                                  Cuisine:YesNofrench
                                                                  Yields: 6servings
                                                                  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
                                                                  • Total Time: 3 minutes
                                                                    Steps:
                                                                  • Yes No
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                                                                  • Yes No
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                                                                    Equipment:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    cocktail shaker
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    glass
                                                                    Brands:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    chambord

                                                                  Spreading good cheer is easy -- greet guests with brandied eggnog.

                                                                  Ingredients
                                                                  • Yes No 1 cup sugar, granulated
                                                                  • Yes No 1/4 cup corn starch
                                                                  • Yes No 1 tsp nutmeg, ground
                                                                  • Yes No 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
                                                                  • Yes No 8 cup whole milk
                                                                  • Yes No 6 large egg yolk
                                                                  • Yes No 3 cup brandy
                                                                  • Set a large fine-mesh sieve over a large bowl. Place bottom of bowl in an ice bath; set aside. Off heat, in a medium saucepan, whisk together sugar, cornstarch, nutmeg, and pumpkin-pie spice. Gradually whisk in 4 cups milk, taking care to incorporate the cornstarch. Whisk in egg yolks.
                                                                  • Whisking constantly, cook over medium heat until the first large bubble sputters, 10 to 12 minutes. Reduce heat to low; cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute more. Remove from heat; immediately pour through sieve into bowl. Stir in remaining 4 cups milk. Let cool completely in bowl still set in ice bath.
                                                                  • Just before serving, stir in brandy, and ladle into glasses; garnish with pumpkin-pie spice.
                                                                  Yields: 8
                                                                  Yes No
                                                                  By:
                                                                    Steps:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    sieve
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    cook
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    pour
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    stir
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    serve
                                                                    Equipment:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    sieve
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    bowl
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    saucepan
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    whisk
                                                                    Brands:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    Minute
                                                                  Ingredients
                                                                  • Yes No crushed ice
                                                                  • Yes No 3 oz vodka, any flavor
                                                                  • Yes No 1/2 oz ginger syrup, recipe follows
                                                                  • Yes No 1/2 tsp lime juice
                                                                  • Yes No lime
                                                                  • Fill a cocktail shaker or small pitcher with ice. Add the vodka, ginger syrup, and lime juice. Cover and shake vigorously, or stir, until combined and chilled, about 30 seconds. (In general, by the time the shaker mists up the drink is ready.) Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Add twist and serve.
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                                                                  • lemon
                                                                  • cups coarsely chopped fresh ginger with peel, about 8 ounces
                                                                  • cup sugar
                                                                  • cups water
                                                                  • Remove the outer peel of the lemon with a vegetable peeler, taking care not to include too much of the bitter white pith. Finely chop the lemon peel and ginger in a food processor.
                                                                  • Transfer the lemon-ginger mixture to a medium saucepan, add the sugar and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, partially covered, for 15 minutes. Strain the mixture and cool. Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 week.
                                                                  • Yield: 2 cups
                                                                  Yields: 1serving
                                                                  • Prep Time: 12 minutes
                                                                  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
                                                                  • Inactive Time: 15 minutes
                                                                  • Total Time: 42 minutes
                                                                    Steps:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    juice
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    cover
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    stir
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    combine
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    refrigerate
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    serve
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    chop
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    boil
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    simmer
                                                                    Equipment:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    cocktail shaker
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    shaker
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    glass
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    vegetable peeler
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    food processor
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    saucepan
                                                                  Watermelon Martinis
                                                                   4 h 15 m
                                                                  Ingredients
                                                                  • Yes No 1/2 cup sugar, granulated
                                                                  • Yes No 1/2 cup water
                                                                  • Yes No 5 cup watermelon
                                                                  • Yes No 2 tbsp lemon juice
                                                                  • Yes No 1 1/4 cup vodka
                                                                  • Yes No 2 oz melon liqueur
                                                                  • Yes No 8 lemon twists
                                                                  • Bring the sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan and cook until the sugar has completely dissolved. Let cool.
                                                                  • In a food processor, puree the watermelon flesh. Add a little of the sugar syrup to sweeten, to taste. Pour the pureed watermelon into 2 empty ice cube trays and freeze for at least 4 hours.
                                                                  • In a blender combine the frozen watermelon cubes, more simple syrup, to taste, lemon juice and vodka, melon liqueur and blend until smooth. Pour into 8 frozen martini glasses and garnish with a lemon twist.
                                                                  Yields: 8servings
                                                                  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
                                                                  • Inactive Time: 4 hours
                                                                  • Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
                                                                    Steps:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    boil
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    cook
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    puree
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    pour
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    freeze
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    combine
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    juice
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    blend
                                                                    Equipment:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    saucepan
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    food processor
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    blender
                                                                  Ingredients
                                                                  • Yes No 1 20 oz lychee fruit
                                                                  • Yes No 2 oz crushed ice
                                                                  • Yes No 3 oz lychee liqueur
                                                                  • Yes No 2 oz vodka
                                                                  • Yes No splash lime juice
                                                                  • Yes No splash champagne
                                                                  • Pour can of lychee fruit into a strainer. Reserve 2 tablespoons lychee juice.
                                                                  • In a shaker, add crushed ice, lychee liqueur, vodka, lime juice and reserved lychee juice.
                                                                  • Shake well. Pour mixture into chilled martini glasses over a few pieces of lychee fruit from can. Add a splash of Champagne and serve.
                                                                  Cuisine:YesNoasian
                                                                  Yields: 2servings
                                                                  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
                                                                  • Total Time: 10 minutes
                                                                    Steps:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    pour
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    juice
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    refrigerate
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    serve
                                                                    Equipment:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    strainer
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    shaker
                                                                    Brands:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    brand
                                                                  Ingredients
                                                                  • Yes No 6 tbsp gin
                                                                  • Yes No 1 tsp dry vermouth
                                                                  • Yes No 1 inch lemon zest
                                                                  • Fill a shaker with ice. Pour in the gin and dry vermouth. Stir for 1 minute. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Gently twist the lemon zest over the drink and drop it in.
                                                                  Yields: 1
                                                                    Steps:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    pour
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    stir
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    refrigerate
                                                                    Equipment:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    shaker
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    glass
                                                                    Brands:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    Minute
                                                                  Ingredients
                                                                  • Yes No ice cube
                                                                  • Yes No 1/3 cup vodka
                                                                  • Yes No 1 tbsp green olive juice from the
                                                                  • Yes No 3 medium pitted green olives, speared on a cocktail skewer
                                                                  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the vodka and olive juice and shake. Strain into a chilled martini glass, add the olives and serve.
                                                                  Cuisine:YesNomanhattan
                                                                  Yields: 1drink
                                                                    Steps:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    juice
                                                                  • Yes No
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                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    serve
                                                                    Equipment:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    skewer
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    cocktail shaker
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    glass
                                                                  Ingredients
                                                                  • Yes No 1 lb tomato
                                                                  • Yes No 1 1/2 cup vodka
                                                                  • Yes No kosher salt
                                                                  • Yes No 16 grape tomato
                                                                  • Yes No 2 cup balsamic vinegar
                                                                  • Yes No 1/2 basil
                                                                  • Yes No 8 small mozzarella balls ( bocconcini
                                                                  • Put the tomato slices in a large glass container or pitcher. Add the vodka (make sure it covers the tomatoes) and a pinch of salt; let infuse 6 to 12 hours at room temperature. Strain the vodka, then chill until ready to serve.
                                                                  • Meanwhile, prick the grape tomatoes with a skewer; toss with the balsamic vinegar in a bowl and marinate 4 hours at room temperature.
                                                                  • Drain the grape tomatoes, reserving the vinegar. Bring the vinegar to a boil in a nonreactive saucepan over medium heat. Reduce the heat and simmer until syrupy, about 20 minutes; let cool.
                                                                  • For each drink, drizzle some of the balsamic syrup into the bottom of a chilled martini glass. Muddle 2 to 3 basil leaves with a splash of tomato-infused vodka in a cocktail shaker. Add another 1 1/2 ounces tomato-infused vodka and 1 cup ice; shake and strain into the glass. Skewer 2 marinated grape tomatoes, 2 basil leaves and a mozzarella ball on a cocktail pick and set in the martini.
                                                                  • Photograph by Charles Masters
                                                                  Yields: 8drinks
                                                                  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
                                                                  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
                                                                  • Total Time: 30 minutes
                                                                    Steps:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    refrigerate
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    serve
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    marinate
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    drain
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    boil
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    simmer
                                                                    Equipment:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    glass container
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    skewer
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    bowl
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    saucepan
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    glass
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    cocktail shaker
                                                                    Supplies:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    wooden pick
                                                                  Tomato Martini
                                                                   3 h 10 m
                                                                  Ingredients
                                                                  • Yes No ice cube
                                                                  • Yes No 1 1/2 oz gin
                                                                  • Yes No 1 tsp dry white vermouth
                                                                  • Yes No 3 oz tomato water, recipe follows
                                                                  • Yes No 2 tbsp tomato based vegetable juice
                                                                  • Yes No 1/2 lemon
                                                                  • Yes No couple drop Pernod
                                                                  • Yes No salt and pepper
                                                                  • Yes No hot sauce
                                                                  • Yes No garnish, olive, cherry tomato, and cocktail onion on a swizzle
                                                                  • Fill a cocktail shaker or small pitcher with ice cubes. Add the gin, vermouth, tomato water, vegetable juice, and a healthy squeeze of lemon juice. Add a couple drops of Pernod if desired--it adds a nice background flavor, but more than 1 or 2 drops will overpower the drink. Season with salt, pepper, and a dash of hot sauce.
                                                                  • Cover and shake vigorously until mixed and chilled, about 30 seconds. (In general, the drink is ready by the time the shaker mists up.) Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Add the olive, tomato, and onion garnish. Drink.
                                                                  • (28-ounce) can tomatoes
                                                                  • /2 teaspoon kosher salt
                                                                  • Pinch sugar
                                                                  • Puree the tomatoes and their juices with the salt and a pinch of sugar. Line a small sieve with a coffee filter and set over a bowl. Pour the tomato into the sieve and set aside to strain, about 3 hours. Discard the solids and save the tomato liquid. Refrigerate until ready to use.
                                                                  • Yield: about 2 cups
                                                                  Yields: 1cocktail
                                                                  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
                                                                  • Inactive Time: 3 hours
                                                                  • Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
                                                                    Steps:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    juice
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    cover
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    mix
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    refrigerate
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    puree
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    sieve
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    pour
                                                                    Equipment:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    cocktail shaker
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    shaker
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    glass
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    sieve
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    bowl
                                                                    Supplies:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    toothpick
                                                                  Ingredients
                                                                  • Yes No dash squid ink
                                                                  • Yes No 1/2 tsp water
                                                                  • Yes No crushed ice
                                                                  • Yes No 1/4 cup vodka
                                                                  • Yes No 3 cocktail olives
                                                                  • In a cocktail shaker, stir the squid ink with the water. Add ice, the vodka and olive brine and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with the olives.
                                                                  Yields: 1drink
                                                                    Steps:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    stir
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    brine
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    refrigerate
                                                                    Equipment:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    cocktail shaker
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    glass
                                                                  Ingredients
                                                                  • Yes No crushed ice
                                                                  • Yes No 1 oz orange vodka
                                                                  • Yes No 3/4 oz mirto
                                                                  • Yes No 3/4 oz lime juice
                                                                  • Yes No 4 blueberries, skewered
                                                                  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all of the remaining ingredients except the blueberries and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with the skewered blueberries.
                                                                  Yields: 1drink
                                                                    Steps:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    refrigerate
                                                                    Equipment:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    cocktail shaker
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    glass
                                                                    Supplies:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    wooden pick
                                                                  Ingredients
                                                                  • Yes No 1/2 granny smith apple
                                                                  • Yes No 1 tsp minced lemongrass
                                                                  • Yes No crushed ice
                                                                  • Yes No 2 1/2 oz coconut rum
                                                                  • Yes No 1 oz sour apple liqueur
                                                                  • In a cocktail shaker, muddle the chopped apple with the lemongrass. Fill the shaker with ice. Add the rum and sour apple liqueur and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with the apple slice.
                                                                  Cuisine:YesNothai
                                                                  Yields: 1drink
                                                                    Steps:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    chop
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    refrigerate
                                                                    Equipment:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    cocktail shaker
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    shaker
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    glass
                                                                  Ingredients
                                                                  • Yes No 1 oz pomegranate juice
                                                                  • Yes No 3 oz vanilla vodka
                                                                  • Yes No dash orange juice
                                                                  • Yes No crushed ice
                                                                  • Yes No candied orange rind
                                                                  • Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a martini glass and serve with a candied orange rind.
                                                                  Yields: 1drink
                                                                  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
                                                                  • Total Time: 2 minutes
                                                                  Yes No
                                                                  By:
                                                                    Steps:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    combine
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    serve
                                                                    Equipment:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    shaker
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    glass
                                                                  Ingredients
                                                                  • Yes No crushed ice
                                                                  • Yes No 6 oz berry flavored vodka
                                                                  • Yes No 3 oz raspberry schnapps
                                                                  • Yes No 1 cup white grape juice
                                                                  • Yes No rose petals
                                                                  • Fill a large martini shaker with ice and add the vodka and raspberry schnapps. Add the grape juice and shake. Strain into 4 chilled martini glasses. Garnish with sugared rose petals.
                                                                  Yields: 4servings
                                                                  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
                                                                  • Total Time: 5 minutes
                                                                    Steps:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    juice
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    refrigerate
                                                                    Equipment:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    shaker

                                                                  Things like strawberry and lychee martinis are delicious but they can also be quite dangerous because you might not realize how much you?re drinking, so beware. But enjoy!

                                                                  Ingredients
                                                                  • Yes No a splash a splash of dry vermouth
                                                                  • Yes No handful 2 handfuls of sweet ripe strawberries
                                                                  • Yes No a of fresh mint
                                                                  • Yes No handful 2 handfuls of ice cubes
                                                                  • Yes No 150ml vodka
                                                                  • Things like strawberry and lychee martinis are delicious but they can also be quite dangerous because you might not realize how much you’re drinking, so beware. But enjoy!Chill two martini glasses and your cocktail shaker in the freezer for half an hour until really really cold.Put a few drops of dry vermouth into each glass and swirl it around. Put 3 strawberries into the bottom of each glass – if they’re big ones, cut them into pieces first.Throw the remaining strawberries and the mint into the cold cocktail shaker and squash them with the end of a rolling pin. Add the ice cubes and the gin or vodka, put the top on and shake it about. Strain into your two martini glasses.• from Jamie at Home
                                                                  Yields: 2
                                                                    Steps:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    refrigerate
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    roll
                                                                    Equipment:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    cocktail shaker
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    freezer
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    glass
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    rolling pin
                                                                  Ingredients
                                                                  • Yes No 3 oz vanilla vodka
                                                                  • Yes No 1 oz dark creme de cacao
                                                                  • Yes No 2 oz brewed espresso
                                                                  • Yes No softly cream
                                                                  • Yes No bittersweet chocolate
                                                                  • Put the liquors and espresso in a chilled cocktail shaker. Shake well until very cold, then strain into 2 chilled martini glasses. Float a layer of whipped cream over the top. Using a vegetable peeler, shave some dark chocolate on top of each glass.
                                                                  Yields: 2cocktails
                                                                  • Prep Time: 6 minutes
                                                                  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
                                                                  • Total Time: 14 minutes
                                                                    Steps:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    refrigerate
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    shave
                                                                    Equipment:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    cocktail shaker
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    vegetable peeler
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    glass
                                                                  Ingredients
                                                                  • Yes No 1 3/4 oz raspberry vodka
                                                                  • Yes No 2 oz pineapple juice
                                                                  • Yes No dash triple sec
                                                                  • Yes No dash grenadine
                                                                  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all the ingredients and shake well. Strain the mixture into a martini glass and serve immediately.
                                                                  Yields: 1serving
                                                                  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
                                                                  • Total Time: 3 minutes
                                                                  Yes No
                                                                  By:
                                                                    Steps:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    serve
                                                                    Equipment:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    cocktail shaker
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    glass
                                                                  Ingredients
                                                                  • Yes No 1 1/2 oz tequila
                                                                  • Yes No 1 1/2 oz lime juice
                                                                  • Yes No 1 oz simple syrup
                                                                  • Yes No salt
                                                                  • Yes No mint
                                                                  • Combine the tequila, lime juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. (To make a batch of simple syrup, simmer equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan until the sugar dissolves, then cool.) Shake well, then strain into a chilled martini glass; salt the rim, if desired. Garnish with mint.
                                                                  • Photograph by Mark Peterson
                                                                  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
                                                                  • Total Time: 10 minutes
                                                                    Steps:
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                                                                  • Yes No
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                                                                  • Yes No
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                                                                  • Yes No
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                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    saucepan
                                                                  Ingredients
                                                                  • Yes No 2 oz vanilla vodka
                                                                  • Yes No 1 oz peach schnapps
                                                                  • Yes No 2 oz peach nectar
                                                                  • Yes No 1/2 oz lime juice
                                                                  • Yes No ice cube
                                                                  • Yes No peach
                                                                  • In a cocktail shaker mix all the ingredients along with the ice. Shake well and pour into a chilled martini glass.
                                                                  • Garnish with a peach slice.
                                                                  Yields: 1drink
                                                                  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
                                                                  • Total Time: 2 minutes
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                                                                  • Yes No
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                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    glass
                                                                  Ingredients
                                                                  • Yes No 4 shot espresso
                                                                  • Yes No 10 oz vodka
                                                                  • Yes No 1/4 cup simple syrup, recipe follows
                                                                  • Yes No 1 tbsp amaretto
                                                                  • Yes No crushed ice
                                                                  • Yes No 1/2 cup water
                                                                  • Yes No 1 cup sugar, granulated
                                                                  • Chill 4 martini glasses.
                                                                  • Combine the espresso, vodka, simple syrup, and amaretto in a martini shaker. Fill the shaker with ice. Shake for about 10 seconds. Divide between the chilled martini glasses. Serve immediately.
                                                                  • Simple Syrup:
                                                                  • In a saucepan combine water and sugar over medium heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, until the sugar has dissolved. Take the pan off the heat and cool the syrup. Any extra cooled syrup can be saved in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
                                                                  • Yield: 1 cup
                                                                  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
                                                                  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
                                                                  Yields: 4servings
                                                                  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
                                                                  • Total Time: 5 minutes
                                                                    Steps:
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                                                                  • Yes No
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                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    serve
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    boil
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    simmer
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    cook
                                                                    Equipment:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    shaker
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    saucepan
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    pan
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    refrigerator
                                                                  Ingredients
                                                                  • Yes No 2 tsp sweet vermouth
                                                                  • Yes No ice cube
                                                                  • Yes No 1 part gin
                                                                  • Yes No 2 part white cranberry juice
                                                                  • Yes No whole cranberry
                                                                  • Pour 1 teaspoon of sweet vermouth into each martini glass; swirl glass to coat and pour out excess. Set aside.
                                                                  • Fill a martini shaker with ice cubes. Pour 1 part gin and 2 parts white cranberry juice. Shake vigorously. Pour into martini glasses.
                                                                  • Serve chilled with a garnish of whole cranberries on a toothpick.
                                                                  Yields: 2servings
                                                                  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
                                                                  • Total Time: 5 minutes
                                                                    Steps:
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                                                                    pour
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    coat
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    juice
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    serve
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    refrigerate
                                                                    Equipment:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    glass
                                                                  • Yes No
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                                                                    Supplies:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    toothpick
                                                                  Crab Martini
                                                                   10 m
                                                                  Ingredients
                                                                  • Yes No 1 jumbo lb nothing
                                                                  • Yes No 2 lemon zest
                                                                  • Yes No 12 asparagus stems, bottom halves, tops
                                                                  • Yes No seasoning salt
                                                                  • Yes No 4 swiss chard leaves
                                                                  • Yes No 4 whole olive
                                                                  • Yes No 4 lemon
                                                                  • Yes No toast points
                                                                  • Just before serving, gently combine the crabmeat with the zest, juice, mayonnaise, mustard, and chopped asparagus stems; add seasoned salt, to taste.
                                                                  • To serve: spread some seasoned salt onto a plate, rim the martini glasses with lemon juice, and dip them into the salt. Line each glass with a chard leaf and fill with the crab mixture. Garnish each martini with 3 asparagus spears, an olive, and a lemon slice. Serve with water crackers or toast points.
                                                                  • Cook’s note: Don't put this together until the last minute.
                                                                  Yields: 4servings
                                                                  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
                                                                  • Total Time: 10 minutes
                                                                    Steps:
                                                                  • Yes No
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                                                                  • Yes No
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                                                                  • Yes No
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                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    chop
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    spread
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    dip
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    cook
                                                                    Equipment:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    glass
                                                                    Brands:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    Minute
                                                                  Ingredients
                                                                  • Yes No 1 cup water
                                                                  • Yes No 1 12 oz cantaloupe
                                                                  • Yes No 2 tbsp sugar, granulated
                                                                  • Yes No 1 lime
                                                                  • Yes No ice cube
                                                                  • Yes No melon vodka
                                                                  • Yes No melon liqueur
                                                                  • Chill 4 martini glasses.
                                                                  • In a blender, add water, cantaloupe, sugar, and lime. Puree in blender until liquid consistency. Strain into a measuring cup. Fill a martini shaker with ice cubes. Pour in 1 part melon vodka to 2 parts cantaloupe juice. Shake vigorously.
                                                                  • To serve, pour into chilled martini glasses. Garnish with a slice of lime or drizzle lemon liqueur over the top and let sink to the bottom.
                                                                  Yields: 4servings
                                                                  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
                                                                  • Total Time: 5 minutes
                                                                    Steps:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    refrigerate
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    puree
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    pour
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    juice
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    serve
                                                                    Equipment:
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    blender
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    measuring cup
                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    shaker
                                                                  Ingredients
                                                                  • Yes No dry vermouth
                                                                  • Yes No 2 oz vodka
                                                                  • Pour a little bit of dry vermouth in a chilled martini glass and swirl to
                                                                  • coat the inside of the glass. Dispose of excess vermouth. In a shaker full of ice,
                                                                  • gently swirl or stir the vodka before straining into glass.
                                                                  • Serving suggestion: Garnish with olives or lemon twist and add rocks if you like
                                                                  Yields: 1serving
                                                                  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
                                                                  • Total Time: 3 minutes
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                                                                  • Yes No
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                                                                  • Yes No
                                                                    serve
                                                                    Equipment:
                                                                  • Yes No
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                                                                  • Yes No
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                                                                  This drink was featured as a Cocktail of the Month. The original Martini, which is made with sweet Italian vermouth, sugar syrup, and orange bitters, lost out to the type made with just dry French vermouth, but it is still an excellent drink. This recipe, adapted from the estimable The Old Waldorf Astoria Bar Book (1935) by Albert Stevens Crockett, calls for Old Tom Gin, which is sweeter than dry gin. Since Old Tom isn't easy to find nowadays, we've substituted a combination of dry gin and simple syrup.

                                                                  Ingredients
                                                                  • Yes No 1 1/2 oz london dry gin
                                                                  • Yes No 1 1/2 oz sweet vermouth
                                                                  • Yes No 1 dash orange bitters
                                                                  • Yes No 1 tsp simple syrup
                                                                  • Yes No small lemon peel
                                                                  • Yes No green olive
                                                                  • In mixing glass or cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine gin, vermouth, bitters, and simple syrup. Stir well, about 20 seconds, then strain into cocktail coupe or martini glass. Twist lemon peel directly over drink to release essential oils, garnish with green olive, and serve.
                                                                  Cuisine:YesNoitalian
                                                                  Yields: 1drink
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                                                                  • Yes No
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                                                                  • Yes No
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                                                                  • Yes No
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                                                                  • Yes No
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                                                                  • Yes No
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