National Martini Day Recipes For You To Enjoy

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“You call that a martini?”

Them’s fighting words. They’re also a tipoff that the guy sitting next to you at the bar is among that finicky subset of drinkers: the martini purist.

Also known as the martini snob.

No other cocktail has the mystique of the martini. And on June 19, National Martini Day (no, we don’t know who designated it), you’d do well to consider all the ways you can run afoul of the martini police.

Here, according to the purists, are what is not a martini:

If it’s sweet, it’s not a martini.

If its got more than a thimble’s worth of vermouth in it, it’s not a martini.

If it’s any of the following colors — green, pink, blue, orange, red, chartreuse — it’s not a martini.

If it’s called any of the following things — blueberry martini, vanilla martini, cosmopolitan, metropolitan, appletini — it’s not a martini. Celebrate a cocktail-classic on National Martini Day, Wednesday, June 19 with these offerings listed below:

The Hummingbird Martini

The Botanist Gin (Fresh Raspberry-Infused) — 2oz

Bianco Vermouth — 1oz

Orange Bitters — 2 Dashes

Strain Fresh Raspberries from The Botanist Gin. Add the ingredients into a mixing glass. Add ice and stir. Strain into a chilled Coupe glass. Garnish with Fresh Raspberries.

To infuse The Botanist Gin: Add crushed Fresh Raspberries into a mixing glass with The Botanist Gin. Let sit for 10 minutes. Strain.

The Botanist Gin Martini

The Botanist Gin — 2.5oz

Dry Vermouth — .5oz

Add The Botanist Gin and Dry Vermouth over ice in a mixing glass and stir thoroughly. Strain into a chilled Martini Glass and garnish with a Lemon Twist and Thyme Sprig.

Vesper Martini

25 ml Grey Goose

75 ml Bombay Sapphire

15 ml Kina Lillet

Stir and strain into a well-chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon.

Espresso Martini

50 ml Santa Teresa 1796 Rum

30 ml Single Origin Espresso

20 ml Coffee Liqueur

A Pinch of Salt

5 ml Simple Syrup

Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with three coffee beans.

Ménage a Trois

35ml Patron Silver

15ml Grey Goose vodka

10ml Martini Ambrato

Stir the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker. Strain the mixture into a well-chilled glass. Garnish with a twist of lime.

White Chocolatini

Comprised of Absolut vanilla vodka, white chocolate and cream, diners at Hilton Orlando’s Spencer’s for Steaks & Chops can opt for the decadent after-dinner cocktail in place of dessert.



  • 2.oz Crystal Head Vodka
  • ½ dry vermouth
  • Olive brine
  • 2 olives


  • Add a splash of olive brine to a martini glass.
  • Swirl the juice to coat the bowl and dump any access
  • Add Crystal Head and dry vermouth into the shaker, shake well and strain.
  • Strain into the coated martini glass
  • Garnish with two olives

Apple Lemon Drop


2 ounces Seagram’s Apple Vodka

1 ounce lemon juice

1 ounce simple syrup

Sugar (for rim)


Rim your glass with sugar

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice

Shake hard to chill and combine ingredients

Strain into your glass

Garnish & Enjoy!

Bake and Wake


1.5oz Slow & Low

.5oz Orange Liqueur

1oz espresso


1 drop of Hemp CBD oil

Almond Milk Foam


Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice

Shake hard to chill and combine ingredients

Strain into your glass

Born This Way Martini by @the_garnishguy

  • 1 part Fernet-Branca
  • 1 part Mango Juice
  • 3/4 parts Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 part Passion Fruit Syrup
  • 1/2 part Agave Syrup
  • Muddled strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries.

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Tony Bowles is one of the youngest sought out journalists in the media world. He focuses on lifestyle, travel, entertainment, food and more! Based out of NYC.

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