Martini Quotes

"I'm not talking a cup of cheap gin splashed over an ice cube.

I'm talking satin, fire and ice; Fred Astaire in a glass; surgical cleanliness, insight.. comfort; redemption and absolution. I'm talking MARTINI.

Anonymous

Recipes

For those of you who prefer the modern day, mixed vodka drinks commonly containing the word Martini, or simply 'Tini, I am working on a list of cocktails that will suit your tastes.  This is currently, and will continue to be, a work in progress....


Cosmopolitan

  • 2 ounces vodka, standard or substitute citrus
  • 1/2 ounce  triple sec or Cointreau
  • 3/4 ounce cranberry juice
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 2-inch orange peel/twist
  • ice




  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice then add vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice and lime juice.  You can vary the amount of lime to taste.
  2. Shake the cocktail shaker for about 30 seconds until well chilled. Then, strain into a martini glass.
  3. Garnish with orange peel/twist, or lime wedge.  




Lemon Drop Martini
  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 1/2 ounce triple sec
  • 1 teaspoon superfine sugar
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 4 -5 ice cubes
  • superfine sugar, for the martini glass rim
  • lemon twist




  1. Chill martini glasses in freezer for at least 10 minutes prior to serving.
  2. Place Vodka, Triple Sec, lemon juice and sugar into a cocktail shaker with 4-5 ice cubes and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
  3. Run the lemon twist around the edge of the chilled martini glass and dunk in a small amount of sugar for a coated rim.
  4. Pour the strained martini into the chilled glasses and serve

Bikini Martini
  • 2 oz coconut rum
  • 1.5  oz vodka
  • 2 oz pineapple juice
  • 2 dashes grenadine
Combine rum, vodka and pineapple juice in a drink shaker. 
Shake firmly until frothy. 
Pour in a martini glass, add a touch of grenadine in the middle.
Garnish with two maraschino cherries





Chocolate Martini


  • - 2 oz base spirit (vodka, light rum or brandy)
  • - 1/2 oz chocolate liqueur
  • - 1/2 oz white creme de cacao
  • - Chocolate syrup to coat rim of martini glass
Coat rim of martini glass with chocolate syrup. 
Mix all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
Strain into a martini glass.



There are many ways to make a chocolate martini. You can pick your favorite spirit such as light rum, vodka or brandy as a base spirit to mix with a chocolate liqueur. If you're looking for a fruity taste, pick a flavored vodka or rum such as citrus or raspberry. For a sweeter taste, use vanilla flavored vodka or rum. To garnish, coat a rim of martini glass or a swirl a chocolate syrup in a glass.  Chocolate flakes dropped on top make a nice touch as well.