25 Exciting Martini Flavors and Their Recipes

Published November 12, 2021
Three flavored martinis

Flavored martinis are a great way to enjoy a drink without the bold and brash flavor of spirits on their own with just vermouth to temper the experience. With other flavors woven in to satisfy both sweet and savory desires, there are martini flavors for everyone.

Park Avenue

Park Avenue Cocktail

A gin martini with a citrus touch, the Park Avenue is great for summer or when you need a reminder of sunshine.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, gin, sweet vermouth, pineapple juice, and orange liqueur.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with lemon peel.

Aviation

Aviation Cocktail

Named for the pale purple color often found in the skies around sunrise or sunset from an airplane, this classic flavored martini will transport you instantly.

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces gin
  • ½ ounce maraschino liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce crème de violette
  • Ice
  • Cocktail cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, gin, maraschino liqueur, lemon juice, and creme de violette.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with cocktail cherry.

Bee's Knees

Bee's Knees

This honey and lemon-flavored gin martini tastes like a spring afternoon.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces gin
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce honey
  • Ice
  • Lemon ribbon for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, gin, lemon juice, and honey.
  3. Shake well to dissolve honey and chill drink.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with lemon ribbon.

Lemon Drop

Lemon Drop

Another classic lemon martini, this vodka drink is one the most well-known and understandably beloved.

Ingredients

  • Lemon wedge and sugar for rim
  • 2 ounces lemon vodka
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • Ice
  • Lemon ribbon for garnish

Instructions

  1. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the martini glass or coupe with the lemon wedge.
  2. With the sugar on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the sugar to coat.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, lemon vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup, and orange liqueur.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into prepared glass.
  6. Garnish with lemon ribbon.

Pomegranate Martini

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This tart and juicy pomtini breaks up the usual rotation of martini flavors.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vanilla or citron vodka
  • 1 ounce pomegranate juice
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Orange ribbon for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vanilla vodka, pomegranate juice, orange liqueur, and lemon juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with orange ribbon.

Dark Chocotini

Dark Chocotini

Typical chocolate martinis include Irish cream, but this martini flavor focuses on the dark chocolate notes.

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces chocolate vodka
  • ½ ounce whipped cream vodka
  • ¾ ounce dark chocolate liqueur
  • ¼ ounce orange liqueur
  • Ice
  • Chocolate candy and shavings for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, chocolate vodka, whipped cream vodka, dark chocolate liqueur, and orange liqueur.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with chocolate shavings and chocolate candy on skewer.

Coconutini

Coconutini

Coconut is typically associated with tequila or rum drinks, but the coconut martini makes for an excellent flavor to add to the martini rotation.

Ingredients

  • Lemon wedge and shredded coconut for garnish
  • 1½ ounces vanilla or coconut vodka
  • ¾ ounce cream of coconut
  • ¼ ounce pineapple juice
  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the martini glass or coupe with the lemon wedge.
  2. With the shredded coconut on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the coconut to coat.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add vodka, cream of coconut, pineapple juice, and lemon juice.
  4. Strain into prepared glass.

Peach Tequini

Peach Tequini

Tequila is often overlooked in the martini world, but its flavors hold up and deliver a smooth taste even in a spirit-forward cocktail.

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces silver tequila
  • ¾ ounce peachtree schnapps
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, tequila, peachtree schnapps, orange liqueur, and lemon juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Garnish with cherry.

Cosmo's Orchard

Cosmo's Orchard

A riff on the classic cosmopolitan martini, it adds an entire orchard of flavors.

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce pear vodka
  • ¾ ounce citron vodka
  • ½ ounce cranberry juice
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¼ ounce orange liqueur
  • ¼ ounce red apple schnapps
  • Ice
  • Lime ribbon for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, pear vodka, citron vodka, cranberry juice, lime juice, orange liqueur, and red apple schnapps.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with lime ribbon.

Cucumber Martini

Cucumber Martini

For an earthier or savory style martini, look no further than the refreshing cucumber martini. Although the recipe calls for gin, it can easily use vodka, and for an extra touch of cucumber, either spirit can be infused with cucumber.

Ingredients

  • 2-3 cucumber slices
  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1¾ ounces gin
  • ½ ounce dry vermouth
  • ¼ ounce elderflower liqueur
  • Ice
  • Cucumber ribbon for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, muddle cucumber slices with lime juice.
  3. Add ice, gin, dry vermouth, and elderflower.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into chilled glass.
  6. Garnish with cucumber ribbon.

Blueberry Martini

Blueberry Martini

Opt for a blue-hued vodka, such as Triple Eight or Van Gogh, to give your blueberry martini that colorful pop.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces blueberry vodka
  • ¾ ounce orange liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce vanilla schnapps
  • Ice
  • Lemon wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, blueberry vodka, orange liqueur, lemon juice, and vanilla schnapps.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with lemon wheel.

A Gin's Garden

A Gin's Garden

This martini uses fresh herbs to give this martini a heap of flavor without a ton of sweetness.

Ingredients

  • 2-3 cucumber slices
  • 2-3 basil leaves
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • 2 ounces gin
  • ½ ounce elderflower liqueur
  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Lime wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, muddle cucumber slices, basil leaves, and simple syrup.
  3. Add ice, gin, elderflower liqueur, and lime juice.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into chilled glass.
  6. Garnish with lime wheel.

Lavender Martini

Lavender Martini

Enjoy a floral twist with your martini using lavender simple syrup.

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces vanilla vodka
  • ½ ounce honey liqueur
  • ½ ounce lavender simple syrup
  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Lavender sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vanilla vodka, honey liqueur, lavender simple syrup, and lemon juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with lavender sprig.

The Sage

The Sage

Enjoy an herbaceous and savory martini. Drinking the sage just might make you wiser.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces gin
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce elderflower liqueur
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • 2-3 fresh sage leaves
  • Ice
  • Sage leaf for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, muddle sage leaves and simple syrup.
  3. Add ice, gin, lemon juice, and elderflower liqueur.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into chilled glass.
  6. Garnish with sage leaf.

Watermelon Martini

Watermelon Martini

Enjoy the best flavor of summer. This martini has such powerful flavor, you'll wonder how it's all packed into such a small glass.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces watermelon vodka
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce melon schnapps
  • Ice
  • Watermelon wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, watermelon vodka, lime juice, and melon schnapps.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with watermelon wedge.

Crantini

Crantini

Not to be confused with the cosmopolitan, this cranberry martini makes tart cranberry the star.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces cranberry vodka
  • ¾ ounce tart cranberry juice
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Lime wheel for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, cranberry vodka, tart cranberry juice, and lime juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with lime wheel.

Razztini

Razztini

Skip the flavor martini line straight to the raspberry martini, even though the recipe calls for vodka, tequila or white rum can be used as well.

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces vodka
  • ¾ ounce raspberry liqueur
  • ½ ounce tart cherry juice
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • Ice
  • Whole fresh raspberries and orange slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, raspberry liqueur, tart cherry juice, and orange liqueur.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with raspberries and orange slice.

Key Lime Martini

Keylime Martini

Flavored martinis are a great way to scratch that sweet tooth itch, or when you want dessert and don't have any space left.

Ingredients

  • Lime wedge and sugar for rim
  • 1¾ ounces vanilla vodka
  • ¾ ounce key lime juice
  • ½ ounce cream of coconut
  • ¼ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Lime wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the martini glass or coupe with the lime wedge.
  2. With the sugar on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the sugar to coat.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vanilla vodka, key lime juice, cream of coconut, and simple syrup.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into prepared glass.
  6. Garnish with lime wheel.

Cake Batter Martini

Cake Batter Martini

If you're in the mood for cake or you want to add an eye-catching drink to any celebration, the cake batter martini does the trick.

Ingredients

  • Lemon wedge and sprinkles for garnish
  • 1½ ounces whipped cream vodka
  • ¾ ounce vanilla schnapps
  • ½ ounce hazelnut liqueur
  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce grenadine
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the martini glass or coupe with the lemon wedge.
  2. With the sprinkles on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the sprinkles to coat evenly.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, vanilla schnapps, hazelnut liqueur, lemon juice, and grenadine.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into prepared glass.

S'More Martini

S'More Martini

By the end of this drink, you'll be asking for some more. If s'more vodka isn't stocked or available, whipped cream or vanilla vodka work just as well.

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounce s'more vodka
  • 1 ounce chocolate liqueur
  • ½ ounce Irish cream
  • ¼ ounce cinnamon schnapps
  • Ice
  • Chocolate syrup for swirl
  • Crushed graham crackers for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. Using chocolate syrup, create swirl design inside of chilled glass.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, whipped cream vodka, chocolate liqueur, Irish cream, and cinnamon schnapps.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into prepared glass.
  6. Garnish with crushed graham crackers.

Rosemary's Martini

Rosemary's Martini

Rosemary and gin are a classic pairing. In a martini, they create an elegant and remarkable flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces gin
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce rosemary simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Rosemary sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, gin, lemon juice, and rosemary simple syrup.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with rosemary sprig.

Cherry Bomb Martini

Cherry Bomb Martini

Enjoy the sweeter flavors of cherries, with a taste that will blow you away.

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces cherry vodka
  • ¾ ounce tart cherry juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • ¼ ounce grenadine
  • Ice
  • Cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, cherry vodka, tart cherry juice, simple syrup, and grenadine.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with cherry.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Martini

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Martini

Don't be fooled, this flavor is so much better suited as a martini than a shot.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vanilla vodka
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice
  • ¾ ounce cherry liqueur
  • ¼ ounce orange liqueur
  • Ice
  • Cherry and orange wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vanilla vodka, pineapple juice, cherry liqueur, and orange liqueur.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with cherry and orange wedge.

Peartini

Peartini

Apple gets a lot of appreciation in martinis, but a pear martini is just as much of a delight, if not more.

Ingredients

  • 1¾ ounces pear vodka
  • ¾ ounce vanilla schnapps
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Pear slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, pear vodka, vanilla schnapps, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with pear slice.

Sparkling Orange Martini

Sparkling Orange Martini

Orange takes the wheel in this sparkling and crisp martini.

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces orange vodka
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Prosecco to top off
  • Orange wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, orange vodka, simple syrup, and lemon juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Top off with prosecco
  6. Garnish with orange wedge.

A New Wave of Martinis

Martinis can be so much more than a single spirit stirred with ice and vermouth before making its way into a martini glass. There's a world of flavors to make a martini fit any need, occasion, or profile. Look past the classic and into the world of modern martinis.

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25 Exciting Martini Flavors and Their Recipes