The vodka martini lends itself well to any flavor twist. From emerald to dirty to poor man's vodka martinis, these easy recipes offer a few dozen different ways to enjoy this popular mixed cocktail.
This spirited drink gets its color and a bit of sweetness from raspberry liqueur.
We added a touch of cherry-flavored syrup to this classic vodka drink to give it a holiday flair.
A martini typically contains gin and vermouth. When vodka is used in place of gin, the cocktail becomes a vodka martini.
Shaken or stirred? It's a matter of preference for martini lovers. This classic cocktail contains gin and a hint of dry vermouth.
Mixed drinks don't get lighter or more refreshing than this fresh and fruity martini. It's like sipping on summer in a glass (although it would be tasty yearround).
All your ghoulish guests are sure to remember these coconut-flavored martinis dressed up with a decorative red rim. The secret? Decorating icing gel.
Basil-infused vodka gives this classic cocktail a savory twist.
Experience the martini mystique with this fruity version of the original.
With a hint of citrus and plenty of grown-up kick, this refreshing twist on the martini is perfectly formulated for hot summer nights. When buying watermelon, look for those that are symmetrical, with no flattened sides. The rind should be dull, not shiny, and just barely yield to pressure.
Pomegranate syrup flavors this drink, but also try the orange and apple versions for your guests.
The melons in this refreshing liqueur are shaped into balls using an ice cream scoop and then dropped into the glass. If you are planning a party, follow the make-ahead recipe instructions to freeze in advance.
Vanilla Sugar, made simply by placing a split vanilla bean in sugar, makes a sweet coating on the glass rims. It should be made several weeks before you plan to use it.
Blue curacao adds an orange flavor and tropical blue hue to this special cocktail recipe.
Oranges and pomegranate syrup add a fruity twist to the classic martini in this drink recipe. The fruit also provides antioxidants.