Though historians and bartenders are still unsure about why it’s called a ‘martini’, the classic cocktail remains a recognisable hallmark of elegance, charm, and sophistication - much like the suave superspy who popularised it. Whether you take them shaken or stirred, martinis come in countless variants and funky flavours to please every palate. Read on to browse different recipes derived from or inspired by the iconic martini. Why not try making these at home, to discover your martini-of-choice.... just in time for Martini Day!
1. The Classic Gin Martini
Reach for the top shelf and let the liquor shine with the classic gin martini. Using minimal ingredients (just gin and vermouth), the iconic drink is an absolute breeze to prepare. Play around with the ratios and optional components like bitters and garnishes to make this popular cocktail your own! Get the recipe here.