Martini Recipes

It seems everybody has a favorite version of the classic martini. Browse recipes for chocolate martinis, pomegranate, cranberry, or Meyer lemon martinis, dry martinis, dirty martinis, and more to discover just the one for you.

Staff Picks

World's Greatest Martini

Rating: 5 stars 11
For the best martini, use a high-quality gin in this adult beverage. A twist of lemon zest is an alternative to the olive garnish.

Dan Fay Martini

Rating: 5 stars 11
My father believes in a condition called 'the gin meanies.' He invented this cocktail to satisfy his taste for gin, while allowing him to slightly dilute its effects with vodka. His passion for this concoction quickly spread to my friends, who have been known to throw parties solely to celebrate him and his martini.

Meyer Lemon Martini

Rating: 5 stars 21
Meyer lemons, a cross between a lemon and an orange, have a sweeter, less acidic flavor than the more common lemon. If you have to use a regular lemon, add a little extra sugar to taste. For the ultimate martini, use good quality vodka and orange liqueur. I should have named this the 'come to mama' martini!

Chocolate Martini a la Laren

Rating: 4.5 stars 42
Chocolate liqueur and vodka are shaken with ice and garnished with chocolate shavings.

10 Chocolate Martinis That Taste Like Dessert

These chocolate martinis are the perfect blend of boozy and sweet.
By Melanie Fincher

Shaggy's Perfect Martini

Rating: 4 stars 25
A cool refreshing cocktail that will remove the furrows from your brow. Use only the best quality gin. Note: Skewering the olive with a toothpick makes it easier to pick out when you're ready to eat it.

Dirty Martini

Rating: 4.5 stars 92
A vodka martini dirty with olives and brine. Serve up or on the rocks.

Earl Grey Martini

Rating: 5 stars 42
This 'martini' is perfect for fans of Earl Grey tea!

Lychee Martini

Rating: 4.5 stars 20
Are you tired of paying upwards of $15.00 for a drink at those trendy restaurants and bars? This drink is refreshing, Asian-inspired, and sure to impress your guests or that someone special!

Cranberry Martini

Rating: 4.5 stars 90
I had this cranberry martini recipe at a holiday party and everyone loved it. The cranberry juice mixes nicely with the liquor. It's a perfect smooth drink.

Dill Pickle Martini

Rating: 4.5 stars 25
Tangy pickle juice pairs perfectly with vodka in this 3-ingredient martini.

Inspiration and Ideas

Vodka Martini Cocktail
Rating: Unrated 31
"Perfect, simple vodka martini recipe. First time martini-drinker (my wife) liked it." – Tacketts Mill Farm
Espresso Martini
Rating: Unrated 21
"Love, love, love!!! Wonderful after dinner drink." – BramptonMommyof2
Espresso Martini Cocktail
Rating: 5 stars 9

Learn how to make an espresso martini cocktail with this easy recipe.