National Martini Day!!!

A refreshing Hiram Walker Watermelon Martini – a modern Martini perfect for summer

Happy National Martini Day everybody! The Martini, traditionally served with just Gin and Vermouth in its earliest days, has transformed into a drink with an endless variety of flavors and spirits.  Adding ‘tini’ to the end of flavors and drink names has become a common occurrence, Pometinis, Appletinis, Mangotinis, the list goes on and on. Today is a day to recognize and celebrate (and drink!) the Martini any way your heart desires! I’ve included below a classic Gin Martini for those who appreciate the traditional way to enjoy the cocktail, as well as a fruity flavored Martini, and a Chocolaty Martini recipe for those looking to try something more modern!

The Plymouth Original:

  • 2 Parts Plymouth Gin
  • Splash of Dry Vermouth
  • 2 Drops of Orange Bitters

In a mixing glass filled with ice, pour the dry Vermouth and stir, making sure that the ice is coated. Strain off the excess Vermouth and add Plymouth Gin and the Orange Bitters. Stir until extremely chilled and strain into glass.

Watermelon Martini:

  • 1 1/2 parts ABSOLUT® Vodka
  • 1 part Hiram Walker® Watermelon Schnapps
  • 2 parts Cranberry Juice
  • 1 splash Pineapple Juice

Shake with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass.

Chocolate Martini:

  • ¾ part Hiram Walker® Crème de Cacao White
  • ¾ part ABSOLUT® Vodka
  • Splash of Coffee

Shake, strain into a chilled martini glass.

No matter how you choose to drink your Martinis I hope you all enjoy! Have a great National Martini Day, and if you can’t get enough of Martinis, and really want to go all out this holiday, check out more recipes HERE!

-KJ

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