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3 Classic Martinis

Three perfect classic martinis, one to fit everyone's taste buds. The classic for the traditionalist, the cosmopolitan for those that like a little tart with their sweet and the Strawberry Mint that brings a fruity sweetness to the palate. Perfect for your next cocktail party.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail each type
Author Linda Warren

Ingredients

Dry Martini

  • Dry Vermouth
  • 2 jiggers vodka
  • Crushed ice

Cosmopolitan

  • 2 jiggers vodka
  • 3/4 jigger triple sec
  • 1 jigger cranberry juice
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • Orange peel/twist
  • Crushed ice

Strawberry Mint Martini

  • 1 splash dry vermouth, optional
  • 2 handfuls hulled strawberries, reserve one with hull to garnish glass
  • 2-3 fresh mint leaves
  • 5- oz vodka
  • Crushed ice

Directions

Dry Martini

  1. Place glasses and shaker in freezer for half hour prior to preparing drinks.
  2. When ready to serve, remove glasses and shaker from freezer and pour a small amount of dry vermouth into glass, swirl to coat the glass.
  3. Dispose of vermouth.
  4. In the cold shaker, add crushed ice and vodka.
  5. Shake well then pour into martini glass.
  6. Add a pick full of olives for garnish. (blue cheese stuffed olives are the best!)

Cosmopolitan

  1. Place martini glass in freezer for half hour.
  2. Fill your shaker with crushed ice.
  3. Add vodka, triple sec, cranberry and lime juice. Shake.
  4. Remove glass from freezer and strain martini mixture into glass.
  5. Garnish with curl of orange peel.

Strawberry Mint Martini

  1. Place martini glass and shaker in freezer for half hour.
  2. Remove shaker and place strawberries into bottom.
  3. Add mint leaves and muddle or smash them to draw out juice.
  4. Add crushed ice and vodka.
  5. Here you have the option of coating the glass with a splash of vermouth, swirling around then discarding. I usually skip this step but it is up to you.
  6. Shake the mixture well then strain into cold glass. Garnish with strawberry.