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Perfecting Martini Cocktails With Enticing Garnishes

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Do you love martinis? Do you want to impress your guests with some delectable martini cocktails and exciting garnishes? No worries! We have you covered. Martini cocktails are one of the most popular and versatile drinks in the world. They can be made with gin or vodka, dry or sweet, shaken or stirred. A cocktail garnish isn’t just a decoration to make your drinks look visually appealing. They also enhance the flavour, aroma and appearance of your drinks. So, to help you ace your cocktail-mixing game we have amazing garnishing ideas!

Garnishing Ideas For Martini Cocktails 

1. Classic Dirty Martini Cocktail Recipe

Classic Dirty Martini
The classic dirty martini recipe combines gin, vermouth and olive brine in an impeccable mix. Cherished and enjoyed by cocktail lovers worldwide, the dirty martini cocktail is perfect for anyone who enjoys their drinks smooth and savoury. Every sip of dirty martini will tickle your senses with its flavours. Here’s the cocktail recipe made using Tanqueray London Dry gin for you to try at home:

Ingredients
- Tanqueray London Dry Gin - 60ml
- Dry Vermouth - 15ml
- Olive Brine - 15ml
- Olives - 3
- Ice

Method
- Grab a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice.
- Measure and pour Tanqueray London Dry Gin, dry vermouth and olive brine into the shaker.
- Shake well to combine.
- Using a cocktail strainer, strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass.
- Garnish with 3 olives and serve!

Cocktail Garnishing Ideas 

Cocktail Garnishing Ideas
- Green olives
This is a classic garnish for a martini cocktail. For dirty martinis, green olives truly enhance the overall flavour. It adds more brininess and a crunchy texture to the drink. Skewer the olives or drop them into the drink as it is. 

- Blue-cheese stuffed olives
This will definitely add some creamy and crunchy flair to your martini. Switch your plain olive martini garnish with blue cheese stuffed ones for a bit of rich and tangy flavours.

- Pickled veggies
yes! You read that right. It makes your drink look colourful while also adding delicious crunchiness. You can use pickled veggies like celery, cucumbers, peppers, carrots, etc.

2. Vodka Martini

Vodka Martini
A martini is typically made with gin and vodka. This classic recipe is a simple and elegant blend of vodka and vermouth. Made with only two ingredients, the vodka martini cocktail will entice your senses with every sip. Here’s the cocktail recipe made using Smirnoff No. 21 vodka for you to try at home:

Ingredients
- Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka - 45ml
- Dry Vermouth - 25ml
- Lemon Twist - 1
- Ice

Method
- Grab a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice.
- Measure and pour 45ml of Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka, and 25ml of Dry Vermouth into the shaker.
- Shake well to combine.
- Strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass.
- Garnish with a lemon twist, and serve!

Garnishing Ideas

Garnishing Ideas
- Lemon twist
Another classic cocktail garnishing idea for martinis. Simply twist the lemon over the drink to release its oils and drop it into the glass to garnish. It adds a burst of citrusy goodness and crispiness to your drinks. 

- Cocktail onions
Replace olives with cocktail onions. A martini cocktail with onions as a garnish is called a Gibson. This twist adds a savoury and slightly sweet flavour to your drinks.

- Garlic / Cracked Pepper
This cocktail garnish will add a hint of spice and flavour to your drinks. While mixing your martini, add garlic cloves and coarse black pepper. After straining the drink to a serving glass, you can add the garlic back in a skewer to garnish. This bold and thrilling twist to martini is bound to leave your taste buds tingling.