Vodka Martini Cocktails

Add some zing to your party by serving vodka martini cocktails. Since the ingredients used to make this cocktail are few and can be found everywhere you can easily make it at home. Here are a few vodka martini cocktail recipes to help you do just that.
| Tuesday, December 14, 2010
If you like cocktails you should try the vodka martini cocktail, if you haven’t done so already. This drink is made up of vermouth and vodka and served in a chilled cocktail glass. To make the cocktail taste better it is also advisable to put the bottle of vodka in the fridge a few hours before actually make the drink. The vodka martini cocktail became popular in the mid to late twentieth century and largely because of Ian Fleming the author of James Bond. The mention of this cocktail in his very first Bond novel, Casino Royale made everyone sit up and wonder what the cocktail was all about. There are a lot of variations of the vodka martini cocktail so here are a few that taste good and will put you in high spirits. Cheers!

Kinds of Garnishes

An olive maybe the most common garnish used for a vodka martini cocktail but there are other garnishes that can also be used to decorate the vodka martini. Some of the garnishes include:

  • Cocktail Onions
  • Capers
  • Pickled Mushrooms
  • Anchovies
  • Sun-dried Tomatoes
  • A twist (strip of lemon peel)

Famous Vodka Martini Cocktail Drinkers

  • Oprah
  • Teri Hatcher
  • Madonna
  • James Bond
  • P Diddy
  • Charlotte, Miranda, Carrie and Samantha on “Sex and the City”

Simple Vodka Martini Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • Vodka  - 1 ½ oz
  • Olive - 1
  • Dry Vermouth - ¾ oz

Method:

To make this cocktail take the vermouth and vodka and shake it along with a few ice cubes. Now strain into a cocktail glass, add the olive and serve.

Apple Vodka Martini Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Sour Apple Mix - ½ liter
  • Vodka - ¼ liter
  • Ice - 2 trays
  • A splash of sweet vermouth
  • Granny Smith Apple (cored and sliced) - 1

Method:

Take a medium pitcher and put all the ingredients except the apple into it. Now stir it thoroughly and strain the cocktail into a martini glass. Use the apple as garnish and serve immediately.

Cranberry Vodka Martini Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • Vodka - 3 shots
  • Cranberry Juice - 5 shots
  • Vermouth - ½ shot

Method:

Take a cocktail shaker filled with some ice and add cranberry juice, vermouth and vodka. After shaking it well pour into a martini glass and serve with a slice of lime.

Dirty Vodka Martini Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • Vodka - 2 ½ oz
  • Olive Brine - ½ oz
  • Dry Vermouth - ½ oz

Method:

In a cocktail shaker add the ingredients along with some ice. Now shake well, add an olive as garnish and serve.

Easy Vodka Martini Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • Gordon’s Gin - 3 measures
  • Vodka - 1 measure
  • Kina Lillet (Lillet Blanc) - ½ measure

Method:

Put all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with a little ice and shake well. Now serve in a cocktail glass.

Green Apple Vodka Martini Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • Ginger Ale - 1 part
  • Sour Apple Schnapps - 1 part
  • Vodka - 2 parts
  • Green Apple - 1 slice
  • A splash of lime juice

Method:

Take a cocktail shaker with ice in it and fill it with all the above ingredients except ginger ale. After shaking the cocktail strain into a cocktail glass and add the ginger ale. Garnish the apple vodka martini cocktail with a slice of green apple before serving.

   
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