Martini Recipes R-Z

There are a couple Valentine's Day martini recipes here for ya, among others. Check out the Red Hot and the Valentini below. Also of note is the Sidecar martini, one of my favorites.

Red Hot

Red hot martini recipe. This was my contribution to the Valentine's Day cocktail list. It tastes just like the candy it's named after you may remember from your childhood. This is the grown up version.

1oz Goldschlager cinnamon schnapps
1oz vodka
splash of grenadine for color

Shake ingredients cold, and strain into a martini shell. For fun garnish with those heart candies that have messages written on them like "Be Mine". You can tone this drink down with a splash of soda water if it comes out too sticky or sweet.


1 1/2oz gin
1/2oz fresh lime juice
cold club soda

Pour over the rocks in a chimney glass and garnish with a lime wedge. You can substitute the gin for vodka or another liquor of your choosing.

Rob Roy

This martini recipe is a Manhattan made with scotch instead.

2oz scotch
1oz sweet vermouth
couple of dashes of Angostura bitters.

Shake ingredients cold and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a cocktail cherry.

Ruby Drop

Here is a variation of a lemon drop martini recipe that I came up with. It's actually tastes like a cross between a lemon drop and sangria.

1 1/2oz Tuaca
1oz Ruby Port
1oz fresh lemon juice
splash orange juice
splash sweet and sours mix

Mix these ingredients together in a shaker tin. Shake cold and stain into a bucket glass over the rocks. Sugar rim the glass in you like it sweeter and garnish with a lemon wedge.

Rusty Nail

1oz scotch
1/2oz Drambuie

Pour over the rocks in a bucket glass.

Saketini Recipes

Innovative Sake martini recipes.


1/2oz brandy
1/2oz peach schnapps
1/4oz triple sec
about 4oz of a dry Spanish red wine
Fresh fruit

Muddle what ever fresh fruit you have at hand. Strawberrys, raspberries, orange wedge, etc. Good quality fresh fruit is key. Shake all ingrediets cold and serve on ice in a pint glass or a goblet. Garnish with more fresh fruit.


1 1/2oz rye whiskey
1/4oz Pernod or anise flavored liqueur
1/4oz simple syrup
couple dashes of Peychaud's bitters
splash water

Pour ingredients in a bucket glass over the rocks and garnish with a lemon twist.


Supposedly the name comes from a group of people who had the funny habit of using a screwdriver to mix this cocktail.

1 1/2oz vodka
Top off with a fresh orange juice. Garnish with an orange wedge.

Sea Breeze

1 1/2oz vodka
Top off with equal parts grapefruit and cranberry juices. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Sex On The Beach

1oz vodka
1oz peach schnapps

Top off with equal parts orange and cranberry juices. Garnish with a lime wedge.


Another of my favorite martini recipes here.

1 1/2oz brandy
1oz Cointreau
1/2oz fresh lime juice
1/2oz fresh lemon juice
splash fresh orange juice
splash sweet and sour mix

Mix ingredients together, shake cold, and strain into a sugar rimmed martini glass. Garnish with an orange wedge. For a variation, use Clear Creek pear brandy to make a Pear Sidecar

Slippery nipple

i.e. Janet Jackson's Super Bowl performance.

1/2oz Sambuca
1/2oz Bailey's Irish creme

Spanish Coffee

For the Spanish Coffee recipe, please visit hot drinks.

Summer Cocktail Recipes

Keep the hot months chill with these summer cocktail recipes.

Tequila Sunrise

1 1/2oz tequila
Fresh orange juice
1/4oz grenadine

Pour fresh orange juice over tequila and top off with 1/4oz of grenadine. It looks just like a sunrise in you glass, and you don't have to wake up at 5am to see it.


Here is a martini recipe that my co-worker came up with for Valentine's Day. It's perfect for that holiday or any time of the year.

1 1/2oz Raspberry vodka
1 1/2oz Prosecco(Italian sparkling wine)
spash of cranberry juice for color

Light, refreshing, and easy to make. Shake ingredients cold and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with raspberries if in season.

Vodka Infusion Recipes

Simple instructions on how to infuse your own vodkas.

Washington Apple

1oz Crown Royal whiskey
1oz apple schnapps
top off with cranberry juice

White Russian

1oz vodka
1oz Kahlua or coffee liqueur
Top off with Half and Half.

Martini Recipes A Through D

Martini Recipes E Through P