The Martini recipes we have listed below are really Vodkatinis.
The original Martini is made with gin, not vodka.
However, if you walk into a bar or restaurant, they will most likely sell you a Vodkatini.
A LITTLE HISTORY: One person can not quite take credit for the beginning of the Martini. One of the best known rumors is that the Martini descends from the Martinez, an older, sweeter cocktail. The Martinez was probably invented in Martinez, California. There is actually a plaque observing the origin of the martini that can be found on the Northeast corner of the intersection of Alhambra Ave and Masonic St. There are many stories and I can not list them all, but whatever the case, the martini has a long past that most likely reaches into the 1800s. It has been in and out of fads constantly, but in the end, the Martini is still a choice drink for a night out on the town.
Now stay in and enjoy the Shaken 'tinis!
Almond Roca Martini: 3/4oz. Torani Almond Roca Syrup, 1/4oz. Torani Vanilla Syrup, 3oz. Vodka.
Vanilla Bean Martini: 1 1/2oz. Torani Vanilla Bean Syrup, 3oz. Vodka, 1/2oz. Triple Sec.
Watermelon Martini: 1oz. Torani Watermelon Syrup, 1 1/2oz. Vodka, 1/2oz. Lime Juice, 1/2oz. Triple Sec.
Pomegranate Martini: 1oz. Torani Pomegranate Syrup, 1 1/2oz. Vodka, 1/2oz. Lime Juice, 1/2oz. Lemon Juice.
*Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake well, strain and serve. Yields one 4oz. drink.
Sweet and Sour Martini: 1 1/2oz. Torani Lemon Syrup, 3oz. Vodka, 1/2oz. Fresh Lemon Juice, Lemon Twist for Garnish.
*Serve in martini glass with sugared rim, Yields one 5oz. drink.
As always, drink responsibly and ENJOY!!