Celebrate Summer with these martini cocktails that take the traditional recipe and kick it up a notch. Tingle your tippling taste buds with a Chili Lemontini. Want to go global? Try an Acai Ecotini. Or Take a twist on a Tom Daly (the adult version of an Arnold Palmer) with Tom’s Back Porch.
Acai Ecotini By Cassandra Rosen
• 2 oz Azzurre Vodka
• 1 oz dry orange liqueur
• .5 oz Ginger juice
• .5 oz Acai juice
• .5 oz agave
• Fresh squeezed lime juice
• Garnish: Lime slice
In a shaker with ice, muddle appx. 1 inch of peeled, fresh ginger to create ginger juice. Add the rest of the ingredients. Shake well. Double strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish.
Chili Lemontini By Cassandra Rosen
• 1.5 oz Azzurre Vodka
• .5 oz Ancho Reyes Chili Liqueur
• 1 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
• .5 oz agave
• Club soda
• Garnish: lemon wheel
In a cocktail shaker with ice, combine Azzurre Vodka, Ancho Reyes, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and simple syrup. Shake, strain into a chilled martini glass. Top with soda. Garnish with a lemon wheel.
Tom’s Back Porch By Cassandra Rosen
• 1 oz Azzurre Gin
• 8 Large fresh mint leaves
• 1 cup ice
• 3 oz Ginger Peach Tea (brewed in advance)
• 5 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
• 3 oz Monin peach syrup
• 2 oz club soda
Muddle mint leaves and ice in a shaker. Add the rest of the ingredients, shake well. Pour into a glass and top with soda. Garnish with a sprig of mint or lemon twist.