By Editorial Staff
Contributed by Info Guru Oliver VanDervoort
So you’ve come to the end of a long workweek and you want to settle in with a good stiff drink and a great book.
Or you’ve come to the end of a long week and want to hit the town with your friends and grab some tasty cocktails. Whatever the reason, a great mixed drink can really hit the spot every now and then. Martinis especially can be a real crowd pleaser because in this day and age there are seemingly an endless number of different flavors and taste combinations that can be had. Because of this we have brought you the top 10 martini recipes. Try one, try them all and see if you agree.
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10. Raspberry & Crème Martini
Everyone likes something that is a little tart to go with the taste of the vodka in a good martini. The best thing about this recipe is that you can add a little bit of Bailey’s and you have martini that has just the right mix of raspberry and sweet crème. This is one of the most popular recipes on Delish.com.
9. Lemon Drop
The lemon drop might be one of the most well known drinks in the annals of martinis. There are a couple of different ways you can mix this up but all recipes call for a splash of lemon juice and some just enough sugar to make it taste like the tart candy.
8. Dirty Martini
The popularity of this drink comes from the fact that its not all that different from a regular old martini, except you add a little olive juice along with the gin and dry vermouth in order to give the drink a cloudy or “dirty” look.
This is another drink that can have a couple of different additives but the standard fair has a good dose of Pomegranate juice mixed in to give this a citrusy flavor.
There are a couple of different kinds of chocolates you can use here, but the best has to be a simple mixing of Godiva liqueur and Vodka. Satisfies anyone who has a sweet tooth who needs a stiff drink.
The best apple martinis are going to have a little bit of vodka, a little bit of apple schnapps and a tiny bit of frozen lemonade. This is another drink for people who like tart and sweet and who love bright green drinks.
This special recipe is usually served up with a high end vodka and some blueberry liqueur. You can add some extra sugar and even call this one a blueberry pie martini.
3. Espresso Martini
The rise in popularity of specialty coffees has made this one of the most popular drinks these days. You can toss in real brewed espresso along with a nice coffee flavored liqueur like Kahlua to really make this a drink that anyone would love to down.
2. Key Lime Pie
This is another martini that is rising up the ranks because it is relatively new and beloved. Part of the key to this drink that makes it different from others on this list is how far you can go to sell it on the pie part. Instead of sugar or salt, which are the regular items you put on the rim, you can use graham cracker crust. Key Lime pie syrup, vodka and fresh lime juice sell the taste and the visual of this taste treat.
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Topping the list is the ultimate mix of tart and sweet with a kick. Orange liqueur along with a healthy dose of cranberry juice topped with a couple of cranberries instead of an olive pull this drink off quite nicely.
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