Different Types of Martini

You can choose from Different Types of Martini if you are in the mood for a Martini. It’s five o’clock somewhere, right? Why not make your own at home? Did you know that this iconic cocktail is one of the most adaptable of its kind? The reason why there are quite a few different types of martinis!

Martinis have been around since the 1880s, and though there are no official records of who officially came up with it, it was certainly one brilliant moment. The blend of gin and vermouth and the addition of an olive and or lemon twist; have now evolved into many variations, and it must be said that there’s probably an ideal martini for just about everyone.

If you are into this world-famous cocktail and would like to learn more about it, then you are in the right place. Elevate your martini game to the next level and determine which type of martini is right for you.

Types Of Martini

Martinis can be prepared to suit most palates, from those more sophisticated to those just getting into the game.  Below you’ll find over 50 different types, each flawlessly made to satisfy any soul, stomach, and social status.


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Famous worldwide, the classic dirty martini is made with olive brine, which gives the drink an unmistakably pungent taste. It is recommended to consume the olive at the end; this way, the olive has had time to absorb the alcohol.

Dry, Wet, or Perfect

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Martini Making 101 says a perfect martini is one that contains uniform quantities of both gin and vermouth. Dry and wet indicates the amount of vermouth you want in your drink. Keep in mind Dry means less vermouth, while wet is the opposite.


Types Of Martinis

A Gibson is characterized for using onion instead of an olive or lemon as garnish. A silver skin onion is often utilized because it provides a distinctive taste. The Gibson has been around since at least 1888.

Gin or Vodka

The classic martini recipe is made of gin and dry vermouth in a 5-to-1 proportion. With so many different interpretations of the cocktail, many have liked vodka in their martinis. Vodka has then taken the role of gin in the drink.

Shaken or Stirred

If you don’t like your martini too strong, then you should order it ‘shaken’ -by doing this, your drink will take a foggy appearance, and its potency will be diminished due to the ice in it. If you prefer stirred, your martini will be a bit stronger as it remains undiluted.


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The vesper recipe incorporates gin, vodka, Lillet Blanc, and a lemon twist for garnishing.

Absinthe Minded Martini

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In the mood to indulge yourself? Then definitely give Absinthe Minded Martini a good try. All you need is

  • 3 oz. of gin
  • 1/2 oz. of orange liqueur
  • 1 orange peel
  • 1/2 oz. of absinthe
  • Dry vermouth

Combine gin, ice, and absinthe, then stir. In a chilled cocktail glass, take a ½ oz. of dry vermouth. Strain the other ingredients into glass and topple with ½ oz. of orange liqueur. Garnish with orange peel.

Apple and Orange Martini

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Want something delicious to enjoy later? This Apple and Orange Martini recipe is just what you need. Fill a pitcher with ice and mix in 10 oz. of apple liqueur and cranberry juice in equal parts as well as 12 oz. of vodka. Stir everything together at least 50 times to melt the ice. Refrigerate and serve in glasses with orange and apple for décor.

Bikini Martini

Bikini martini mixes equal amounts of 1/2 oz of gin, cocoa liqueur, and peach schnapps. Just shake everything together with ice, strain, and voila!

Breakfast Martini

There is such a thing! Put together in a shaker with lots of ice 3/4 oz. of fresh lemon juice, 1 1/2 oz. of gin, a dash of marmalade, and 3/4 oz. of orange liqueur. A toast would complement this drink really well.

Bronx Martini

Throw some ice in your martini shaker and blend in 1/2 oz. of the sweet-and-sour mix, 1 splash of dry vermouth, 4 oz. of orange juice, 1 1/2 oz. of vodka, and a splash of sweet vermouth.

Caribbean Martini

Feeling the influence of the tropics, you need to make this fantastic Caribbean martini, which consists of  ¾ oz. of coconut rum, a shot of vodka, and a splash of pineapple juice. Shake and serve chilled.

Cosmopolitan Martini

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All you need for a fancy cosmopolitan martini is a mixing cup filled with ice and to blend 1/2 a lime juice, orange liqueur, and a splash of cranberry juice. Just shake away, and voila.

Crantini Martini

Do you enjoy cranberry juice and martinis? Why not combine the two! Get yourself a martini shaker with ice and mix 4 oz. of cranberry juice,  1/2 oz. of Vodka, 1/2 oz. of vermouth, and  1/2 oz. of triple sec. Shake and enjoy; dried or fresh cranberries are great for garnish. The good idea is to immerse the berries overnight in vodka.

Dirty Bloody Martini

Dirty Bloody Martini consists of your regular martini with the addition of tomato juice, hence the name. You can always sub gin with vodka.

Dirty Martini

This type of martini has many variations; you can make this one using the original recipe; shake profusely and add the olive at the end.

Emerald Martini

This martini has a beautiful bright green color thanks to the blend of 1 1/2 oz of gin, 1/2 oz. of dry vermouth, and 1/8 oz. of Green Chartreuse. You can kick it up a notch by adding lemon zest into the drink and placing the peel over the rim for decor.

French Martini

In a tall bar, glass mixes 1 1/2 oz. of your preferred vodka, 1/4 oz. of fresh or canned pineapple juice, 1/4 oz. of raspberry liqueur 1 slice of lemon peel. Add the ice, agitate and pour; lemon inside the drink is recommendable.

Fruit Blast Martini Cocktail

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In a cup, mix 1 oz. Can of cranberry juice and 1 ounce of rum (orange is preferred), 1 oz. of coconut rum, and 1 1/2 oz. of pineapple juice. Jiggle, strain, and serve; for garnish, a strawberry slice would be a nice touch.

Fuzzy Martini

Blend 1 oz. of peach schnapps and 2 1/2 oz. of vodka, transfer the mixture over lots of ice. Stir and enjoy in a chilled glass with a peach slice on the side. If you wish for a sweeter version, peach juice can do the trick.

Golf Martini

Fill your shaker with cracked ice and add 1 oz. of dry vermouth, 4 dashes of bitters, and 4 oz. of gin. Serve in a cooled glass and add a few olives or more bitters.

Great Caesar’s Martini

Add some crushed ice to your shaker, mix 1/2 oz. of dry vermouth and 3 oz. of vodka, strain, and serve in a chilled glass. This martini requires an anchovy-stuffed olive for taste purposes.

Hazelnut Martini

This is a dessert martini, and only by hearing the name, you know this would be a good cocktail. To make Hazelnut martini, you need to blend 1 oz. of vodka and 1/2 oz. of hazelnut liqueur in a mixing glass and voila. A nice variety of chocolates would make a great compliment.

Inverted Pyramid Martini

In a shaker, blend 1 1/4 oz. of citrus vodka, 1 1/4 oz. of currant vodka, and a  splash of orange liqueur. Use the rind of an orange as a nice garnishing touch.

Knickerbocker Martini

Using a mixing glass filled with ice, mix 2 dashes of orange bitters,  2 oz. of gin, and 1 oz. of French vermouth. Stir, strain, and use a lemon twist to serve.

Lemon Splash Martini

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Shake together along with ice, 1/2 oz. of amaretto almond liqueur,  1/2 of a squeeze of a lemon wedge, 1/2 oz. of triple sec, and 1 1/2 jiggers of vodka. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Martian Martini

In a shaker filled with ice blend together, 2 oz. of gin and 1 oz. of melon liqueur, serve and delight yourself. It’s as simple as that.

Milky Way Martini

This drink is best to enjoy without the ice; this way, the mixture won’t separate. All you need to do is blend well 2 oz. of vanilla vodka, 1 oz. of Irish cream, and 2 oz. of chocolate liqueur.

Mint Martini

Fill your mixing glass with ice and combine 1 oz. of white crème de menthe and 2 oz. of gin. Strain and pour; don’t forget to garnish with mint leaves (How to Harvest Mint).

Mocha Martini

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Mocha martini is one delectable drink; mix 1/2 oz. of coffee liqueur, 1 oz. of crème de cacao, and 2 1/2 oz. of vodka. You know the drill, give it a good jiggle, strain and serve to add a candy cane over the rim.

Neapolitan Martini

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Mix in a shaker with ice; 1 oz. of orange vodka, 1 oz. of orange liqueur, 1 oz. of vanilla vodka, and 1 splash of lime juice. Serve with a peel of an orange.

Nick and Nora Martini

This cocktail gets its name from the Nick and Nora films. Add to your mixing glass 1/2 oz. of dry vermouth and 1 1/2 oz. of gin. Don’t forget to add the olive.

Ooh La La Martini Cocktail

Ooh, La La Martini is made by mixing 1 splash of triple sec, 1 oz. of orange rum, and 1 oz. of orange juice.

Pear Martini

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Pear martini is delicious and super simple; blend 2 parts vodka and 1 part Pear liqueur and finish it with a slice of pear over the rim of the glass.

Pepe’s Flames of Love Martini

This martini type consists of blending 2 oranges, 2-3 drops of sherry, and 2 oz. of vodka. Serving with an orange peel is recommendable.

Perfect Martini

Perfect martini combines gin with dry and Rosso vermouth. For garnishing, you can use a lemon twist.

Pomegranate Martini

The ingredients for this martini are 1 oz. of either simple syrup or Grand Marnier, 2 oz. of citrus vodka, 1/4 oz. of pomegranate juice, and 1/2 oz. of fresh lemon juice. It is recommended to serve with a splash of rose water and orange peel for garnish.

Red Vodkatini

All you need for this pretty red drink is to combine 1 oz. of vermouth with 1 dash of crème de cassis and 2 oz. of vodka. An orange slice goes fantastic with the red liquid.

Rosy Martini

For the rosy martini, you need 1/2 oz. of vermouth, 1/2 oz. of orange liqueur, and 2 oz. of citrus vodka. Mix with ice and serve garnishing with a flamed orange peel.

Rum Martini

Mix 2 ½ oz. of light rum with a splash of vermouth and pour in a chilled glass with lemon and olive.


Like the name indicates, this drink is the Japanese take on a martini. All you need is  2 ½ oz. of gin mixed with 1 ½ tsp. of sake rice wine. Enjoy!

Salt and Pepper Martini

For this martini type, blend 1/8 oz. of vermouth with  2 oz. of pepper vodka. To serve, dip the rim of your glass with salt.

Scarlet Martini

In a shaker, combine 1 ½ oz. of cranberry juice, lime wedge, and 1 ½ oz. of peach liqueur. Please give it a good shake and pour over crushed ice.

Smoked Martini

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Take your pitcher and fill it with 1 part of scotch whiskey and 1 part of vodka. Put some ice and let it chill. Enjoy with lemon.

Sour Apple Martini

In a cocktail shaker, mix ¾ oz. of fresh lemon juice, 2 oz. of citrus vodka, ½ oz. of orange liqueur, and ½ oz. of sour apple pucker schnapps. Apple slices are a nice addition.

South Beach Martini

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Combine 2 oz. of orange vodka, ¾ oz. of lime juice, 2 oz. of citrus vodka, and ¾ oz. Orange liqueur. Mix well and garnish with orange peel.

Spicy Martini

Blend 1 oz. of vermouth with 5 oz. of gin, shake and serve the drink with 10 drops of hot sauce.

Strawberry Martini

Fill your mixing glass with ice and combine 1 tsp. Grenadine syrup, 1 tsp. Dry vermouth and 1 ½ to 2 oz. of gin. Dip the rim of your cocktail glass in strawberry and sugar and pour the drink. Garnish with a strawberry piece.

Sunset Martini

Mix in a shaker, 1 ½ oz. of orange rum, and 3 oz. of lemonade. Dip your glass in a sugar glaze or lemon juice and pour your mixture. Enjoy.

Tango Martini Cocktail

Mix in a shaker, 2 oz. of orange rum, 1 oz. of pineapple juice, ½ oz. of raspberry liqueur, 1 splash of cranberry juice, and ½ oz. of triple sec. Pour some orange juice into your cocktail glass before serving and use an orange twist for décor.

Tini Rita

Combine until blended  1 ¼ oz. of vodka, ½ oz. of orange liqueur, 1 splash of a sweet-and-sour mix, and 1 splash of lime juice. Place the mixture in chilled glasses and garnish with lime.

Tropical Peach Martini

All you need to do for this super easy recipe is blend 2 oz. of coconut rum, 2 oz. of peach vodka, and 2 oz. of ginger ale. Stir and serve.

Upside-Down Martini

Take your glass and combine two ounces of French vermouth with one gin, strain and pour in a glass with lemon peel.

Vodka Martini

For those vodka lovers, this is the right martini for you! Just blend dry vermouth with vodka and ice. Serve on a cocktail glass, and don’t forget the olive.

Watermelon Martini

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Mix watermelon juice, melon liqueur, citrus vodka, and lemon juice with ice. To garnish, use a spring of mint.

How To Keep All Types of Martini Fresh?

To enjoy a fine martini, then fine ingredients must be employed, and for this, you should know how to store your booze properly.

Remember that once your vermouth is open, it should be in the fridge. You’ll be able to enjoy martinis for a whole month by storing your vermouth in the refrigerator. You can still enjoy your vermouth for a few more weeks after that, but the taste may be compromised.

As a recommendation, you should consume the vermouth within three months tops.


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My name is Anna Boiardi, and I am a housewife and self-taught home chef. I am passionate about exploring new ingredients and experimenting with recipes in my kitchen. I created an online platform, thenextingredient.com, to share my love of food and help others enhance their culinary skills.
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My name is Anna Boiardi, and I am a housewife and self-taught home chef. I am passionate about exploring new ingredients and experimenting with recipes in my kitchen. I created an online platform, thenextingredient.com, to share my love of food and help others enhance their culinary skills.