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

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

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.