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The Maharaja’s Martini: a royal treat! Photography courtesy of Grey Goose.



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July 2009

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Recipe For Vodka Martini Madness

From Guava To Truffles, Four Shake-‘Em-Up Vodka Martini Recipes


The original martini may have just called for gin and vermouth, but with the rise in popularity of the vodka martini, the classic drink has morphed into an endless parade of tasty cocktails. While gin is extremely flavorful due to the wide variety of botanicals in its recipe, vodka is a blank slate on which to pile more flavor.

Here, we present four special vodka martini recipes courtesy of Grey Goose vodka (plus a fifth recipe for the a classic martini, for purists). These cocktails get their flavor from natural, quality ingredients. If you run with a sophisticated crowd, wow them with these new interpretations. A martini made with black truffles will be the highlight of a special occasion.

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On The Menu:

The first two martini recipes on this page use orange-flavored vodka and were developed with Grey Goose L’Orange.

L’Orange Black Orchid Martini Recipe

Ingredients Per Cocktail

  • 1-1/4 parts orange-flavored
  • 3/4 parts crème de violette
  • 3/4 parts lemon juice
  • 1/2 parts simple syrup
  • 1 dash peach bitters or orange
  • 1 edible orchid or violet flower
    for garnish


  1. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add all ingredients.
  2. Shake vigorously until outside of shaker is frosted and beaded with sweat.
  3. Strain into martini cocktail glass and garnish with flower.
Black Orchid Martini


L’Orange Floridian Martini Recipe

Ingredients Per Cocktail

  • 1-1/2 parts orange-flavored
  • 1-1/2 parts pink grapefruit juice
  • 3/4 parts fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 part passion syrup
  • Dash bitters


  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients and fill with cubed ice.
  2. Shake hard until shaker is beaded with sweat.
  3. Double strain into chilled martini glass.
Floridian Martini


Maharaja’s Martini Recipe

 Ingredients Per Cocktail

  • 1-1/2 parts vodka
  • 1-1/2 parts guava juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 mint leaves
  • Splash coco syrup
  • 1 spring of fresh mint for garnish


  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine
    ingredients with cubed ice.
  2. Shake vigorously and double strain.
  3. Serve in a chilled martini glass
Maharaj Martini


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