TGIF: Coffee Martini Recipe

Winter and coffee goes together like summer and the beach, so ditch your vodka cocktail and bring in the weekend with this coffee martini. If you don’t have an espresso machine, create your own by making a small batch of instant coffee – while you may not get the crema, you’ll still get the flavour!

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Serves 2


125ml (1/2 cup) freshly brewed espresso coffee, cooled

90ml Tia Maria liqueur

60ml (1/4 cup) vodka

Ice cubes, to serve


  1. Place the coffee, Tia Maria, vodka and ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake to combine.
  2. Strain the coffee mixture and divide between chilled serving glasses.

Recipe via Taste

TGIF: 7 Modern Martini Recipes

Although a classic martini cocktail is usually made from gin and vermouth, we’re changing the game a little and suggesting a few variations which everyone can enjoy.

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Create these delicious cocktails for a dinner party, casual drinks, or even a get-together, and impress your friends at the same time!

Lavender Martini

Ingredients: Creme de violette, gin, vodka, St. Germaine, lavender

If you prefer your beverage on the sweeter side, this lavender martini certainly won’t disappoint. Add all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker, throw in some ice and shake well for at least 30 seconds. Don’t forget to garnish with a few sprigs of fresh lavender as well.

7 Tasty Martini Recipes

Pineapple Coconut Martini

Ingredients: Pineapple juice, gin, coconut rum, vanilla extract, lime juice, lillet

Try this fruity martini cocktail featuring delicious pineapple juice, which is sure to please everyone’s taste palette. Serve with something on the salty side such as pretzels or mixed nuts.

7 Tasty Martini Recipes

Marshmallow Martini

Ingredients: Fluffed marshmallow vodka, Tres Leches liqueur, white chocolate Godiva liqueur, half and half, gin

Okay, we know it’s not quite Christmas yet, but this yummy marshmallow martini just couldn’t wait until December (or even July). Made with delicious marshmallow vodka, it’s a rich beverage that isn’t exactly ideal if you’re watching those calories.

7 Tasty Martini Recipes

Grapefruit Martini

Ingredients: Gin, St Germain liqueur, grapefruit juice, grapefruit wedge, thyme

Combine all of the ingredients into a shaker with some ice, then pour through a strainer directly into a martini glass. If you’re feeling extra creative, rim the glass with the wedge for additional flavour.

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Raspberry Limeade Martini

Ingredients: Raspberry or plain vodka, lemonade, raspberry garnish, lime or lemon slice

With only 4 ingredients, this is the perfect cocktail to create if you just don’t have time on your side. Pour the vodka and lemonade into a shaker with a few ice cubes. Strain into a martini glass, and garnish with raspberry, lime or lemon.

7 Tasty Martini Recipes

French Pear Martini

Ingredients: St Germain elderflower liqueur, pear vodka, champagne, granulated sugar, lemon wedge, pear

The perfect party cocktail which takes less than 5 minutes to create and tastes absolutely amazing. If you can’t get your hands on pear flavoured vodka, use something which is equally as fruity – no one will even notice the difference!

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Bachelor’s Button Martini Cocktail

Ingredients: Sugar, water, carnation petals, gin, Lillet Blanc, simple syrup, lemon juice, egg white

So, we’ve left the best until last. This springtime cocktail features all the best parts of a classic cocktail – gin, egg white and carnation petals.

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5 Classic Cocktail Recipes

Fashion isn’t the only realm under the influence of Mad Men. The series, set in 1960s Manhattan, has also ushered in a return to traditional drinking tastes. Don Draper and his buddies are rarely seen without a drink in hand – and they like the hard stuff. If you’re looking to impress at your next cocktail party – try these on for style.

Old Fashioned


1.5oz whiskey

1 sugar cube

2 dashes Angostura bitters

Splash of soda water

1 Maraschino cherry



Put ice in a tumbler, add ingredients, stir and garnish with an orange slice and/or a maraschino cherry.

Dry Martini


2.5oz gin

0.5oz dry vermouth

1-3 olives


If you like your martini like 007 – shaken, not stirred – shake the gin and vermouth in a cocktail shaker. Otherwise, just pour them into a martini glass and garnish with olives on a toothpick.

Bloody Mary


2oz vodka

4oz tomato juice

3-5 dashes of tabasco

2 dashes worcestershire sauce

1/2 lime (juice only)

1 celery stalk

Salt and pepper to taste


Put ice in a tall glass and vodka, tomato juice, worcestershire sauce, lime (or lemon) juice , and tobacco. Add salt and pepper as desired, and garnish with celery stalk.



2oz white tequila

1oz Cointreau

1oz lime juice


Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and serve in a cocktail glass with a salted rim.



1oz dry gin

1oz Campari

1oz sweet vermouth

1 orange


Serve straight up or on the rocks, with an orange slice or peel to garnish.

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