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As cocktail culture has evolved, drinkers have been presented with a dizzying array of new and exciting libations. But sometimes, it’s best to go back to the classics. The martini is one of those cocktails that has stood the test of time. A perfectly crafted martini is a thing of beauty, combining a few simple ingredients to create a drink that is both elegant and powerful.

We have complied a list of classic martinis we encourage everyone look into!

Classic Martini, also known as a Dry Martini, is a cocktail made with gin (eventually vodka as well), dry vermouth and garnished with a twist of lemon or a green olive.

The exact recipe for a Classic Martini can vary depending on personal preference, with some variations calling for more or less dry vermouth or using different types of gin or vodka. The drink is known for its strong, clean flavor and is typically served as an aperitif or before-dinner drink. It has become an iconic cocktail and a symbol of elegance and sophistication. Click here for recipe!

Cosmopolitan, also known simply as a Cosmo, is a popular cocktail made with vodka, triple sec (an orange-flavored liqueur), cranberry juice, and lime juice. The Cosmopolitan became popular in the 1990s, thanks in part to its frequent appearances on the television show “Sex and the City.” It has a sweet-tart flavor profile and is often associated with a sophisticated and cosmopolitan lifestyle. Click here for recipe!

Manhattan is a classic cocktail believed to have originated in the late 1800s or early 1900s in New York City.

The drink is named after the borough of Manhattan, one of the five boroughs of New York City whose area code is (212). Similarly, the recipe for a Manhattan cocktail is 2 oz. Bourbon or Rye Whiskey, 1 oz. Sweet Vermouth, 2 dashes of Angostura bitters (212). Over the years, many variations of the Manhattan have been created, but the basic recipe remains a popular classic cocktail. Click here for recipe!

Vesper Martini is a cocktail made with gin, vodka, and Lillet Blanc, a French aperitif wine.

The cocktail was created by Ian Fleming, the author of the James Bond novels, and first appeared in his book “Casino Royale” in 1953. The cocktail is named after the character Vesper Lynd, who is James Bond’s love interest in the book. Click here for recipe!

Lemon Drop Martini is a cocktail made with vodka, lemon juice, and simple syrup, and is typically served with a sugared rim. The cocktail has a sweet-tart flavor profile and is popular for its refreshing taste. The rim of a martini glass is then coated with sugar by wetting the rim with a lemon wedge and dipping it into sugar.

The exact recipe for a Lemon Drop Martini can vary, with some variations using different types of citrus juice, such as lime or grapefruit, or adding additional ingredients like triple sec or limoncello liqueur for added flavor. Click here for recipe!

French Martini is a cocktail made with vodka, raspberry liqueur (such as Chambord), and pineapple juice. It is typically served in a martini glass and garnished with a raspberry or a twist of lemon.

The drink was created in the 1980s by a bartender named Keith McNally, who was working at a bar in New York City. Despite its name, the French Martini is not actually a classic martini, which typically contains gin and vermouth. Click here for recipe!

An Espresso Martini is a cocktail made with vodka, coffee liqueur, and freshly brewed espresso. The drink has a strong coffee flavor with a hint of sweetness and is typically served in a martini glass.

The exact recipe for an Espresso Martini can vary, with some variations using different types of coffee liqueurs or adding additional ingredients like simple syrup or cream for added sweetness or creaminess. The espresso martini is often served as a dessert cocktail or after-dinner drink due to its strong coffee flavor and caffeine content. Click here for recipe!

 The Pornstar Martini is a popular cocktail created by bartender and bar owner, Douglas Ankrah. The drink is usually served in a martini glass and often comes with a shot of Prosecco or champagne on the side, which is meant to be taken after drinking the cocktail.

The name of the drink is said to have originated from its popularity among the adult entertainment industry, but it has since become a popular drink at bars and nightclubs around the world.

The Last Word is a classic cocktail that originated in the early 20th century. It is a gin-based cocktail that also contains Green Chartreuse, Maraschino liqueur, and fresh lime juice. The drink is typically served straight up in a chilled cocktail glass and garnished with a lime twist or brandied cherry.

The Last Word cocktail was created during the Prohibition era and was a popular drink among the cocktail enthusiasts of the time. However, it fell out of favor after the repeal of Prohibition, and it wasn’t until the early 2000s that the cocktail was rediscovered and popularized by bartenders in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Today, it is considered a classic cocktail and can be found on the menus of many cocktail bars around the world. Click here for recipe!

Chocolate Martini is a cocktail that combines the rich, sweet flavors of chocolate with the classic martini recipe. Typically, it includes vodka, chocolate liqueur, and either cream or chocolate syrup. Garnishes can include chocolate shavings, cocoa powder, or a chocolate-covered strawberry.

Some variations may also include other ingredients, such as coffee liqueur or Irish cream. The result is a decadent and indulgent drink that is popular at parties and special occasions. Click here for recipe!

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