Martini – 5 modern martini versions you will love


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Dry, wet, shaken or stirred ? Vodka or Gin ? Lemon or Olive ? There are so many ways to make a martini, and the same amount of personal opinions on what’s right or wrong. Here is my preferences:

Generally I prefer a wet styled gin martini, with expressed lemon peel or fresh peel / deydrated wheel on the side or as garnish, so I can choose if I want to add it or not.

That being said, you should always do what feels right for you, and make your martini how YOU think it’s best for the flavour profile you desire. For that reason I’ve made a handful of different martinis (see recipes below) – or at least recipes I categorise as a martini cocktail, to prove that a martini can take you in very different directions.

I hope this post inspires you to experiment with the martini template, and helps you find the perfect martini, that you always dreamt about.

Cheers & happy stirring!


Martini recipes

Martini - FORMULA UNO

Formula uno

60 ml Gin
30 ml Iovem liquor
Dash riesling quince bitters

Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass
Garnish: Lemon peel and a cocktail pick

Martini - M´s martini

M´s martini

70 ml Gin
30 ml Dry vermouth
Dash red wineyard peach hop bitters

Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass
Garnish: Dehydrated lemon and a cocktail pick

Martini - Leonora´s

Leonora´s

30 ml Gin
30 ml Red vermouth
15 ml Aquavit
15 ml Benedictine D.O.M
Dash abbotts bitters and orange / mandarin bitters

Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass
Garnish: Orange dust and a cocktail pick

Martini - Butterfly

Butterfly

60 ml Gin – butterfly pea flower infused
15 ml White vermouth
10 ml Creme de violette
1 bsp Elderflower liqueur

Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass
Garnish: Lemon peel and a cocktail pick

Martini - O.G´s

O.G´s

40 ml Apple gin
20 ml Pommeau
10 ml Aged apple brandy
1 bsp Green apple syrup
Dash ginger bitters

Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass
Garnish: Dehydrated apple

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Espresso Martini cocktails

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Here in Denmark autumn is on its final steps, and winter is approaching.
This time of the year coffee cocktails or espresso martini, are perfect cocktails to enjoy on a cold and dark evening.

I want to share some espresso martini styled cocktails, which could be your next cocktail serve. I hope you find some inspiration to make your own seasonal coffee serve.

Tip! Use a good quality coffee. Brew it in advance and let it chill before use.


Espresso martini recipes

espresso martini - guatemalan

Guatemalan espresso martini

40 ml rum 4 yrs Guatemala vanilla cask shake
40 ml freshly brewed organic espresso
20 ml kahlua
20 ml licor 43
1 bsp chocolate syrup

Method: Shake with ice & double strain into a chilled glass
Garnish: Coffee beans


Cosmic espresso martini

40 ml rum pineapple infused
40 ml freshly brewed espresso
25 ml salty caramel rum liqueur
10 ml espresso liqueur
1 bsp vanilla syrup

Method: Shake with ice & double strain into a chilled glass
Garnish: Coffee beans and salted caramel mallow

espresso martini - cosmic

espresso martini - affogato

Irish affogato

40 ml fresh brewed espresso
40 ml irish whisky
20 ml salty caramel rum liqueur
20 ml irish cream liqueur
dash cardamom bitters

Method: Stir with ice and strain over a scoop of quality vanilla icecream in a chilled glass, top with a little salted caramel syrup
Garnish: Grated nutmeg and chocolate

espresso martini - maestro´s

Maestro´s espresso martini

40 ml rum Selección de Maestros
40 ml freshly brewed espresso
20 ml kahlua
10 ml chocolat royal
10 ml banana liqueur
1 bsp vanilla syrup

Method: Shake with ice & double strain into a chilled glass
Garnish: Coffee beans and dehydrated banana


Pumpkin moccatini

40 ml fresh brewed espresso
20 ml spiced rum with a good spice to it
20 ml rum vanilla cask shake
20 ml irish cream liqueur
20 ml homemade pumpkin & cinnamon syrup

Method: Shake with ice & double strain into a chilled glass
Garnish: Grated chocolate and torched cinnamon

Write your favourite Espresso Martini in the comment field.

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