World Martini Day is June 19, and what better way to celebrate than by mixing up your own? But this isn't a boring old "shaken not stirred" situation—no, these martinis are next-level, and it's all thanks to you.
Here, a primer on the most-searched martini recipes. Bottoms up.
1 Espresso Martini
2 Parts elit Vodka
1 Part Galliano Ristretto
½ Part Fresh Coffee
Gomme Syrup (Optional)
Shake all ingredients and double strain into a chilled martini glass.
2 Lemon Drop Martini
1.25 fl oz Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka
0.25 fl oz Triple Sec
0.75 fl oz Lemon Juice
In a shaker with ice, add vodka, triple sec, and lemon juice. Shake well. Strain into chilled martini glass rimmed with sugar (optional).
3 Apple Martini
1.25 oz. Smirnoff Green Apple
0.25 oz. apple schnapps
1 splash(es) sour mix
1 slice(s) apple
Add vodka, sour mix and apple juice. Shake with ice and strain into a pre-chilled martini glass. Garnish with an apple slice.
4 Chocolate Martini
0.75 oz. Smirnoff Vanilla
0.75 oz. Godiva Original Liqueur
0.25 oz. shaving(s) of chocolate
In a shaker with ice, add Smirnoff Vanilla and Godiva original liqueur. Shake and strain into a martini glass, top with chocolate shavings.
5 French Martini
1 ½ parts elit Vodka
½ parts Chambord Liqueur
2 parts pineapple juice
Pour the vodka, Chambord, and pineapple juice in a shaker with ice and shake. Strain into martini glass. Garnish with a raspberry or lemon twist if desired.
Samantha Leal is the Deputy Editor at Well+Good, where she spends most of her day thinking of new ideas across platforms, bringing on new writers, overseeing the day-to-day of the website, and working with the awesome team to produce the best stories and packages. Before W+G, she was the Senior Web Editor for Marie Claire and the Deputy Editor for Latina.com, with bylines all over the internet. Graduating from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University with a minor in African history, she’s written everything from travel guides to political op-eds to wine explainers (currently enrolled in the WSET program) to celebrity profiles. Find her online pretty much everywhere @samanthajoleal.
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