Martini Recipe for your Sun Sign

...or five

Happy Friday all of my lovely blog readers.  I have had one of the most stressful weeks in my career ever so I thought it would be appropriate to talk about my love of martinis.  After all, what human being after a long work week doesn't love the sound of the shaker going on a Friday evening at 6 oclock.  Your eyes roll back in your head as you take the first sip.  That first drink is your freedom into the weekend.  My personal vice is a Ketel One dirty martini with blue cheese stuffed olives.  My mouth just started watering thinking about it.  I hope you all enjoy this fun post, and get some good drink ideas for your exciting weekend ahead.  Have an extra drink for me!   


Spicy Fig Martini

5cl Aged Rum (7-8 y.o. preferred)
1cl Honey Liqueur
2cl Spicy Syrup
2,5cl Fresh Lime Juice
3 tea spoons of Fig Marmalade
Method: Shake and Double Strain

Preparation: Place 3 spoons of fig marmalade and the aged rum in a mixing glass, mix together, add the rest of the ingredients, fill with ice, shake and double strain into a chilled martini glass.
Decoration: A chili pepper and a lime twist


Apple Blossom

1.5 oz Yazi Ginger Vodka
.5 oz Amaretto

Preparation: Place ingredients into a martini glass and top off with cold apple cider. Stir and garnish with an apple slice.


Lemon Drop Martini

Lemon wedge, for rim
Sugar, for rim
2 ounces Ketel Citron
¾ ounce lemon juice
½ ounce simple syrup
Lemon wheel, for garnish

Preparation: Coat the rim of a martini glass by rubbing the lemon wedge over the rim. Pour the sugar on a flat plate and place the martini glass upside down on the sugar. Twist the glass to coat the rim with sugar, shaking off any excess.  Combine the lemon vodka, lemon juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into the martini glass rimmed with sugar and garnish with a lemon wheel.


Cake Martini

1 part Pinnacle® Cake Vodka
1 part DeKuyper® Vanilla Liqueur
1 part Half & Half

Preparation: Rim martini glass with multi-colored sprinkles. Shake with ice, strain into a chilled martini glass.


Gold Martini

3 oz. apple juice
1.5 oz. De Kuyper’s Butterscotch Schnapps
Splash of Goldschlager

Preparation: Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake, pour, enjoy!


White Cosmopolitan 

1 cup white cranberry juice 
4 ounces vodka 
2 ounces Cointreau

Preparation: Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add cranberry juice, vodka, and Cointreau. Shake to combine well. Strain into two large martini glasses. Serve immediately. 


Flower Bomb
¼ cup fresh blueberries
2 ounces vodka
1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
1 ounce simple syrup
2 drops rose water

Preparation:  Add blueberries to a cocktail shaker and gently muddle.  Next add vodka, lime juice, simple syrup, rose water and ice.  Shake vigorously until a frost forms on the outside of the shaker.  Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a rose.


French Cosmopolitan

3 oz. pineapple juice
1 1/2 oz. vodka
1/2 oz. cassis
Garnish: pineapple slice or leaf

Preparation: Shake all the ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled stemmed glass. Garnish with pineapple slice or float a leaf from the fruit in the drink.


Cointreau Teese

1 1/2 oz Cointreau
1/2 oz Apple juice
1 oz Monin violet syrup
3/4 oz fresh lemon juice

Preparation:  Pour all ingredients into an ice filled shaker and shake vigorously.  Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a violet.


Espresso Martini

1½ oz. Kahlúa
1 oz. Absolut Vodka
1 oz. espresso

Preparation:  Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a martini glass.


Rock Candy Martini

2 oz. Hpnotiq
1 oz. Vodka
Splash of Pineapple Juice
1 Blue Rock Candy

Preparation:  Mix ingredients, shake well, and pour into martini glass.  Add the rock candy stick for a fun decoration.


Cucumber Martini

2 parts Effen Cucumber Vodka
1 ¼ parts Sweet White Vermouth
¼ part Absinthe
1 thin Cucumber

Preparation:  Mix ingredients, shake well, and pour into martini glass.  Top off with a cucumber slice for garnish.



  1. Just found your blog!
    I am going to try that Gemini Lemmon Drop drink lol
    I am now following! Looking forward to keeping up


    1. Hey Christina! Thanks for reading... I will make sure to check out your blog as well <3