National Martini Day is Sunday, June 19, and here are the best martini recipes to celebrate the beloved holiday:
Created by Takuma Watanabe, co-founder and beverage director of Martiny’s (121 E 17th St, New York, NY) Greek vodka and olives give the martini a Mediterranean twist.
2 oz Kastra Elion
0.25 oz Carpano Bianco Vermouth
Stir over ice. Grapefruit peel discarded. Served in a Nick and Nora glass. Garnish with a Greek olive.
Available at Gin Lane Bar (Barr Hill Distillery, 116 Gin Lane, Montpelier, VT) Local distillery in Vermont makes juniper-forward gin using raw honey, a custom botanical extraction kettle, and soft floral notes. The end result? A super smooth, well-balanced spirit that you’re sure to love.
2.25oz Barr Hill Gin
0.75oz dry vermouth
Lemon Twist Garnish
Combine ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice, stir and strain into a cocktail glass. garnish with a lemon twist.
Perfect Kettle One Martini
100% Wheat, Non-GMO Grain Ketel One has made 11 generations of spirits, totaling 330 years of distilling expertise. Ketel One Vodka, made in copper stills and filtered over charcoal water, is named after the original copper kettle, “Distiller Kettle #1.”
– 1.25 oz. Ketel One® Vodka
– 0.25 oz. dry vermouth
– Lemon twist
Stir vodka with ice in a mixing glass, strain into a chilled martini glass, and garnish with a lemon twist.
The DCV Martini is made with Double Cross Vodka, distilled seven times and filtered using native winter wheat and mountain spring water. Smooth, elegant and crunchy, this is best with Double Cross Bleu Cheese Truffle Olives.
3 ounces Double Cross Vodka
1-ounce dry vermouth
Double Cross Bleu Cheese Truffle Olives
Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice. Stir well.