Martini is one of the few classic cocktails that has transcended time. Its popularity stems from the fact that it was the go-to cocktail for many old Hollywood stars. It’s also a simple, neat drink. Over the years, its recipes have evolved to more than just gin and dry vermouth.
The holidays season is right around the corner and you’re most likely going to host a group of friends or family at least once. Therefore, here are some easy martini cocktails you can make at home to put you in the festive mood.
This is one of the most famous of the cocktails. It’s both simple and sophisticated and the perfect addition to your dinner party this holiday season.
Ingredients: 1 shot Martini Rosato, 1 shot Campari, 1 shot gin, ice cubes
Steps: Pour the ingredients into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice cubes. Stir and garnish with an orange slice.
- Martini Spritz
Before serving dinner, you can keep your guests entertained with this aesthetic and tasty cocktail.
Ingredients: 60 ml of Martini Rosato, 60 ml Prosecco, 45 ml sparkling water
Steps: Add all the ingredients in a large copa/wine glass and stir. Additionally, garnish with sliced strawberries and serve.
The trick with this cocktail is to be absolutely gentle so as to not lose the fizz.
Ingredients: 2 shots Campari Bitter Liqueur, 2 shots Martini Rosso sweet, Club Soda/sparkling water, Ice
Steps: pour the Campari and Martini Rosso into an ice-filled glass. Top with soda and stir lightly. Garnish with an orange slice.
- Pomegranate & Ginger Fizz
This is the kind of drink you serve when you’re trying to win your in-laws over (if they’re drinkers). It shows some effort put into it, but in reality, it’s quite simple to make.
Ingredients: 30ml Martini Rosato, 60ml pomegranate juice, 100ml ginger ale, Ice, pomegranate seeds and a slice of lime
Steps: Mix all the ingredients in a tall glass filled with ice. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and lime wedges. Serve.
- Martini Royale
For a wilder night, the Martini Royale will keep you refreshed and charged all through.
Ingredients: 2 shots Martini sparkling rose, 2 shots Rosato
Steps: Pour ingredients into a wine glass filled with ice. Stir and garnish with a raspberry. The Rosato is denser than the rose so your drink will have 2 layers making it look even more pleasing.
- Millennial Pink
This cocktail has a close similarity to the gin & tonic. Additionally, it will surely win you over with its freshness and its beautiful notes of citrus and spices. It is best served during a cookout.
Ingredients: 70 ml Rosato, ½ bottle tonic, ice cubes
Steps: In a glass, place the ice cubes, pour the Rosato and tonic. Garnish with grapefruit wedges.
- The Manhattan
This cocktail traces its roots to the sixties in the heart of New York. It’s a simple but strong drink that can be enjoyed on numerous occasions.
Ingredients: 1 shot Rosato, 2 shots Whiskey, ice cubes.
Steps: add ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir well and strain into a coupe (shot-like glass). Garnish with a cherry.
Check out How To Order, Make And Drink A Martini