30 Martinis for you to try!

The proper union of gin and vermouth is a great and sudden glory; it is one of the happiest marriages on earth, and one of the shortest lived.” Bernard DeVoto

Happy World Martini Day! For me, martinis are hard to beat, however I hear from many of you that martinis are too strong or overpowering to become a regular in your gin cocktail repertoire.

There are so many different ways to try them, so I firmly believe there is a martini out there for everyone!

So here are 30 martinis you must try!

Millionaire’s Martini

Millionaire's Martini

Champagne and gin? What’s not to love? Full recipe here.

Sloe Gin Martini

Sloe Gin Martini

Sloe gin isn’t just for sipping over ice! Full recipe here.

Fifty-Fifty Martini

fifty-fifty martini

Equal parts vermouth and gin, this is a perfect martini for the beginner! Full recipe here.

Boomerang Martini

Boomerang martini

A popular drink from the 30’s and 40’s. Full recipe here.

Vesper martini

007’s creation (we won’t talk about his preference for vodka martinis…). Full recipe here.

Arnaud Martini

Arnaud martini

Named after the pre-war French singer, Yvonne Arnaud. Full recipe here

Burnt Martini

A little something for the whisky lovers. Full recipe here.

Spanish Martini

 

Spanish martini

Gin and sherry? Si Si! Full recipe here.

Can Can Martini

Can-can martini

A French flavour to this martini! Full recipe here.

Sweet Martini

Sweet Martini

Not all martinis need to be dry! Full recipe here.

Perfect Martini

All martinis are perfection. This one even more so! Full recipe here.

Dirty Martini

Dirty Martini

The dirtier the better. Full recipe here

Reverse Martini

Can’t handle them dry? Then go for a reverse or ‘wet’ martini. Full recipe here

Dry Martini

Noel's-Silver-Dry-Gin-Martini

My personal favourite. Full recipe here.

Earl Grey Gin Martini

More like a Mar-tea-ni. Full recipe here.

Breakfast Martini

Gin for breakfast? Why not. Full recipe here.

Sake-tini

Jinzu gin saketini

Sake and gin go together so well! Full recipe here.

Gibson

Gibson martini 58 gin

The garnish is a bonus! Full recipe here.

Bronx

Bronx

Ranked number three in “The World’s 10 Most Famous Cocktails in 1934”! Full recipe here

The Third Degree

Third degree

Take your pick from a third or fourth (!) degree. Full recipe here.

The Puritan

Puritan

A late 19th Century cocktail. Full recipe here.

Hanky Panky

Ada Coleman’s classic! Full recipe here.

Rolls Royce

ROLLS ROYCE

The Savoy Cocktail book strikes again! Full recipe here.

Usual Suspects

The Usual Suspects

A beautiful cocktail that Jim Meehan created for his bar PDT in New York. Full recipe here.

Astoria

Astoria

An Old Tom gin based martini. Full recipe here.

Spring Forward

Spring Forward

Sasha Petraske’s riff on a Gibson. Full recipe here.

Marguerite

Marguerite Cocktail

A precursor to the dry martini. Full recipe here.

Martinez

martinez
A Martinez, enjoyed at the Lui Bar, Melbourne

A delightful blend of gin, vermouth and maraschino liqueur. Full recipe here.

Alaska

Alaska

A classic from the Savoy Cocktail book. Full recipe here.

Tuxedo

Don’t be scared of the absinthe, it’s delicious in this cocktail! Full recipe here.

Which one is your favourite?

If you are interested in the history of the martini, grab yourself a copy of Jared Brown’s book ‘Shaken Not Stirred, A celebration of the martini’

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