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Shake vodka, vermouth and blue caraco together in a cocktail shaker and you'll get a very cool blue martini! Don't forget the olives!

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IngredientsServes: 1

  • 2 measures vodka
  • 1/2 measure sweet vermouth
  • 1/2 measure Blue Curacao
  • 3 stuffed green olives

MethodPrep:5min ›Ready in:5min

  1. Place ice in a tall glass or cocktail shaker. Pour in vodka and sweet vermouth. Stir or shake then strain into a martini glass. add asplash of blue curacao. Garnish with 3 green olives.

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by Elizabeth

As a former (somewhat rusty) bartender, I know what would remedy this recipe. Sweet vermouth does not go well with vodka. Maybe it was supposed to be dry vermouth. Even with dry vermouth, I'd suggest greatly reducing the ratio or eliminating it altogether. I just don't think either type of vermouth goes well with blue curacao but that might be my personal taste. Also, you should garnish with a lemon twist and not olives. Hope this helps! Great looking drink as-is, though.-13 Jul 2009


I have made this before. LOVE IT! I add a splash of lime cordial to it. Looks very cool. Good for people who don't like the rubbing alcohol taste of traditional martinis.-08 Nov 2001

Vodka Martini – Recipe for James Bond’s Favorite Drink

Vodka Martini is famous as James Bond’s favorite drink. In Casino Royale, Bond ordered a drink and asked the barkeeper to prepare according to the following recipe: “Three measures of Gordon’s, one measure of vodka and half a measure of Kina Lillet.”. He wanted it shaken and with a slice of lemon.

Of course, mixing gin and vodka does not make sense. Thankfully, if your order this drink these days, vodka replaces the gin instead of complementing it. We think that a good premium vodka combined with the vermouth is beautiful on its own.

The quality or taste of vodka martini varies greatly depending on the quality of the ingredients. Cheaper vodka is lost amid other ingredients of cocktails. But since the character of the vodka plays a central role here, you cannot do with standard vodkas.

The vodkatini is a cocktail with a particularly clear and honest character. Its admirers admire the purity of this drink. It is a nice change from most cocktails, which contain a fruit juices or syrups.

Recipe Summary

  • 1 liter vodka
  • 1 pint blueberries, rinsed and dried
  • 1 cup raspberry flavored liqueur
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 twist lime zest, garnish

To make the blueberry vodka: Pour out approximately 1/3 of the bottle of vodka into a holding container set aside. Score each blueberry with a small nick and place into vodka bottle. With the vodka previously set aside, fill the vodka bottle until just below the neck. Add just enough raspberry liqueur to top off the bottle. Let sit in a dark place for 2 weeks.

To make martinis: In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine 2 parts blueberry vodka, 1 part raspberry liqueur, and a dash of lime juice. Shake vigorously and strain into glass. Garnish with twist of lime zest.


Years ago, Oprah published a Pomegranate Martini Recipe that brought this cocktail into the limelight. Her rendition is very similar to this one, only it was published as a batch cocktail (meaning it is made for more than one person to drink), and it also features the optional splash of sparkling water.


If you’re making these festive martinis for a crowd, you’ll need to exchange the cocktail shaker for a pitcher. You’ll also need to do a little multiplication if you have a specific number of guests in mind, or you could use the below measurements to make a total of eight cocktails:

  • 1 cup citrus vodka
  • 1 cup orange liqueur
  • 2 2/3 cup pomegranate juice
  • Juice of 2 fresh squeezed lemons

Add the above ingredients to a pitcher, stir, cover the top of the pitcher with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the mix is very chilled. Then, pour single servings into martini glasses and enjoy!

If you wanted to add sparkling water as Oprah does, I suggest serving this in a rocks glass filled with ice. Fill the glass about 2/3’s of the way full with the Pomegranate Martini Mix and then, add a splash of sparkling water (or even champagne) to top it off!


Red White and Blue Martini

I was at a party in Iowa when a bartender first presented me with this red white and blue martini. Like any sensible person, I marveled over all the beautiful, patriotic colors. “What on earth is this sorcery?” I demanded, explaining that I HAD to share the recipe on my blog.

The dainty drink-shucker smiled and happily shared her secrets with me, as any logical person would because I'm equal parts awesome and persuasive. For all of you readers who would like a drink, you're welcome. This one's on me. In spirit, although probably not in actual real life. Please don't come to my house.

2. The Blue Hawaiian

  • 1/2 oz. light rum
  • 1/2 oz. blue cura๺o
  • 2 oz. pineapple juice
  • 1/2 oz. coconut cream
  • 1 cup of ice

Place all of the ingredients into a blender. Blend and serve in a highball glass with a pineapple wheel and some cherries as garnish.

The slow dance of the evening . . . or just a drink for a special evening for two.

Color-Changing Martini

When the classic Martini was invented, bartenders could never have known the iterations it would go through. They might have been able to predict subtle twists involving olive juice and various liqueurs, as such progressions are natural. But Martinis that change color right before your eyes? Probably not.

The Color-Changing Martini was created by Desiree Bacala, a bartender at Public Belt inside the Hilton New Orleans Riverside hotel. It changes color from deep purple to a bright pink, which may seem like magic, but there’s science behind the phenomenon.

The cocktail features gin, ginger liqueur, b’Lure—a butterfly pea flower extract—and simple syrup, plus a dose of freshly squeezed lemon juice. The edible blossom infuses the drink with an intense indigo tone that, when mixed with a high-acid ingredient, causes the color to shift from deep blue to pink or purple. In this case, the lemon juice causes that change, but other acidic ingredients like tonic can also produce the eye-catching effect.

It’s easy to dismiss the Color-Changing Martini and similar drinks as too elaborate or technical to try at home, but don’t be intimidated. One of the great aspects of b’Lure is its accessibility. There is no need for high-tech equipment or hours of prep. Squeeze a few drops into your drink, mix with an acid, and, like magic, the color will change.

If you really want to impress your friends (or even yourself), you can also freeze the citrus into ice cubes. As the lemony cubes melt, they will interact with the butterfly pea flower extract and slowly alter the color as they infuse the drink with flavor.

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This is a good drink and I made it in honor of the movie "Avatar" per the site's suggestions - but - I used lime instead of lemon juice, and found the drink too strong as written. A topping of citrus flavored sparkling water made it just right.

This is a GREAT drink. I've been tweaking this since last summer. I found that by adding a tablespoon of triple sec and a smidgen more of lemon juice, the tart/sour/sweet balance is now truly amazing. Not only is it a beautiful drink but it's also downright addictive. For extra drama add a maraschino cherry to the glass. Gorgeous! Make sure you chill the glasses.

I was given a bottle of Bombay for the holidays and I don't regularly drink gin, so I was looking for something to put it to good use and glad I came across this recipe. I haven't tried with Vodka, but recommend it with gin. The finished product had a very nice sort of spicy kick to it, but finished off smooth. A nice, interesting balance of flavors.

Truth be told, I haven't made this drink myself, but I had it in a bar and absolutely loved it. I had the bartender give me the recipe and this is it. But I am confused gin/vodka/vermouth considered non-alcoholic.

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The legendary Cosmopolitan is a simple cocktail with a big history. It reached its height of popularity in the 1990s, when the HBO show “Sex and the City” was at its peak. The pink-hued, Martini-style drink was a favorite of the characters on the show. It made its debut during the second season and became a series regular after that.

For a good decade, the Cosmopolitan may have been the most popular cocktail in America, and bartenders couldn’t work a shift without making dozens of them for thirsty patrons. Naturally, its ubiquity spurred countless riffs, from the White Cosmo (St-Germain in place of Cointreau) to versions featuring gin. While the drink isn’t as popular today as it was in its heyday, the classic recipe is still very much alive.

According to bartending legend and author Gary Regan, the original Cosmopolitan was created in 1985 by Miami bartender Cheryl Cook while working at a South Beach bar called the Strand. Eager to invent a new cocktail for the Martini glass, Cook riffed on the classic Kamikaze by using a newly introduced citrus-flavored vodka, plus a splash of cranberry juice.

There’s some debate about who created the original Cosmopolitan. Many believe, like Regan, that it was first mixed by Cook. Others believe that Dale DeGroff concocted it at New York City’s Rainbow Room, or that Toby Cecchini first devised a Cosmo in 1988 during his tenure at New York’s Odeon. However, all agree that Cecchini popularized the vodka-and-cranberry ’Tini. His version of the drink called for 2 ounces of Absolut Citron vodka, an ounce of Cointreau, an ounce of Ocean Spray cranberry juice cocktail and an ounce of fresh lime juice, with a lemon twist.

The Cosmo was a product of its time. In the late-1980s and early-’90s, vodka was king, but flavored vodka was just finding an audience. When Absolut released its first flavored vodka, the lemony Citron, bartenders had a new toy to work with. Cecchini used it in the Cosmo alongside Ocean Spray, and the vodka-and-cranberry duo is still the preferred pair at most bars today. You, of course, can use whichever citrus-flavored vodka and cranberry juice you like. Just remember: Don’t drown your drink in cranberry. Other cocktails like the Sea Breeze call for a heavier measure of cranberry, but here the juice is meant to be only an accent, adding a touch of tartness and color.