The invention of flavored vodka has opened up an entirely new world of delicious cocktails. When it comes to vodka martinis, some believe that the tried and true classic is the only way to go. We say, why limit yourself when there are so many flavors for your palette to explore?
If you’re looking for a new, interesting flavored vodka martini, the sky really is the limit, but the choices can be overwhelming. We’ve simplified it for you by collecting 21 of the best and most unique flavored vodka martinis for your sipping pleasure. Cheers!
Fruit Flavored Vodka Martini
1. Starburst Martini
Have you ever opened a package of Starburst candies and instantly searched for your favorite? If so, which color did you go for first? Rumor has it that the pink Starbursts are the fave, and this martini mimics the flavor and color perfectly.
The ingredient in this cocktail that you might not expect is whipped cream-flavored vodka. Toss the vodka in a cocktail shaker with raspberry lemonade and citrus soda. Give it a shake with some ice and pour into a chilled martini glass.
2. Orange Vodka Martini
By Give Recipe
This Orange Vodka Martini recipe is about as simple as they come. Orange juice, vodka, orange liqueur, and simple syrup combine to make this cocktail that tastes like a sunrise in a martini glass.
Our suggestions here are to use freshly squeezed orange juice if you have the time. If not, buy the best quality orange juice that you can afford. An orange-flavored vodka would also be a nice touch. The martini glass that’s rimmed with sugar and orange zest is nothing short of perfection.
3. Easy Pineapple Martini
Are you in the mood for a fruity cocktail that tastes a little exotic, maybe even something along the lines of a Hawaiian martini? When your taste buds are craving a cocktail with a summery vibe, this Easy Pineapple Martini should be at the top of your list.
The recipe is super simple. All you need is vodka, pineapple juice, ice, and a lime wedge for garnish. If you want to cut back on pineapple juice, which can sometimes be too sweet and syrupy, using pineapple vodka is a great alternative.
4. Apple Martini
The clean, crisp flavor of apple just seems to marry perfectly with a martini. There are many variations of an apple martini out there, but when it comes to the perfect cocktail, it seems that simple is better, and this recipe for apple martinis is perfect.
Vodka, apple schnapps, and lemon juice are all you need for a cocktail glass filled with the right combination of tart and sweet. Apple flavored vodka would be a great substitution to make here, and if you’re in the mood for a caramel apple, try rimming the martini glass with caramel syrup.
5. Grapefruit Vodka Martini
By Cup of Zest
Grapefruit is a flavor that just doesn’t get enough love. This recipe takes a classic martini and livens it up with grapefruit juice for what’s sure to become your new signature drink. Combine grapefruit juice, vodka (unflavored or grapefruit-flavored), dry vermouth, and simple syrup. Garnished with a twist of grapefruit, this flavored martini is refreshing without being overly sweet.
6. Lemon Drop Martini
A lemon drop martini, like the one in this martini recipe, is the perfect refreshment for a leisurely weekend. The lemon flavor is prominent without the martini being overpowered by tartness. Citrus or lemon vodka is the shining star in this recipe, combined with triple sec, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Of course, what lemon drop martini would be complete without a sugar rim and lemon twist as a garnish?
7. Blood Orange Vodka Martini
There are few things more dangerous than a martini that goes down as smooth as this one featuring the flavors of bright, juicy blood orange. You can use flavored vodka for this, but either way, we strongly recommend sticking to the recipe and using the fresh-squeezed blood orange juice. Talk about heavenly! Mix the juice with vodka, dry vermouth, and garnish with a nice twist of orange.
8. Watermelon Rose Vodka Martini
The rise in popularity of flavored vodkas has really provided us with the opportunity to try some interesting flavors in our cocktail glasses. This Watermelon Rose Martini is exceptional, with the light flavor of rose vodka cutting through and mellowing the sweetness of the fresh watermelon.
For this recipe, all you need is rose vodka (Three Olives, Svedka, and Effen Vodka all make a nice rose-flavored variety), fresh watermelon, fresh lime juice, and honey or agave syrup if you like a little extra sweetness. This martini is perfect any time of year but is especially nice on a warm summer evening.
9. Black Fig Vodka Martini
By Little Figgy
Of all of the martini recipes on this list, this Black Fig Martini might be the most unique. For a fruit martini, the flavors are rich and warm, and the dash of black food coloring added to the vodka makes this one a really fun drink.
To make this martini, combine vodka that has been colored with black food coloring with fig flavored vodka, Creme de Cassis, and dry vermouth. Add ice, shake, and pour into a martini glass. Garnished with a slice of fig, the presentation for this martini is nothing short of striking.
10. Raspberry Martini
Raspberry vodka is one that goes well in so many different types of cocktails. We love the ease and simplicity of this Raspberry Martini and the perfectly fruity flavors that shine through. Mix raspberry vodka, simple syrup, and lime juice together. If you want a martini cocktail that’s a bit richer, try adding just a touch of raspberry liqueur, like Chambord. Garnish this beauty with fresh or frozen raspberries.
11. Easy Pear Martini
A great pear martini is one of the most perfect cocktails because the flavor leans just slightly toward the unusual without being too sweet. Pear flavored vodka, combined with ginger liqueur, simple syrup, and fresh lemon juice make this martini really nice to sip on. A slice of lemon or twist of lemon peel makes a nice garnish for this easy martini recipe.
Flavored Martinis for Lovers of All Things Savory
12. Cajun Martini
By Pepper Scale
Do you like to live life on the spicy side? This recipe for a Cajun Martini is one that offers a little bite every time you take a sip. What really sets this martini apart is that much of the bite comes from olives that have been tossed with a nice coating of Tabasco sauce. You can admit that your mouth is already watering just thinking about it.
This spicy martini is made with pepper-flavored vodka, unflavored vodka, and dry vermouth. If you like just a slightly spicy, peppery drink, this is a good point for you to stop with this recipe. If you like yours with some extra heat, garnish with the Tobasco coated olives and savor every drop.
13. Dill Pickle Martini
If you’re a fan of the classic martini, you’re probably familiar with dirty martini recipes that add a nice dash of olive juice or olive brine. This Dill Pickle Martini is sort of like a dirty martini, but with a bit of pickled pucker and a whole lot of character.
For this martini, you want the double punch of pickle-flavored vodka and pickle juice. Mix them with dry vermouth and pour them into a well-chilled martini glass. Of course, this martini wouldn’t be complete without a nice juicy dill pickle spear as a garnish.
14. Cucumber Martini
Cool cucumber and the flavor of a really nice, high-quality vodka go hand in hand. This Cucumber Martini has a few extra notes and flavors with the addition of fresh basil and lime juice. A touch of simple syrup cuts through the bite of the vodka, leaving a fragrant, smooth cocktail in your martini glass.
15. Spring Onion Martini
It only takes one sip of this martini to know that you’ve encountered something special in the world of cocktails. Granted, this cocktail does have a little bit of extra prep time involved because you need to infuse the vodka with the spring onion, but the result is a delightful twist on a classic martini served with cocktail onions.
16. Red Pepper Martini
The beautiful red hue of the martini is as amazing as the flavors that meet your lips with each sip. This martini recipe uses several fresh ingredients, so it has a bit of a garden-fresh flavor while also adding some spice and heat into the mix.
You want to start with really good, high-quality vodka. If you have pepper-flavored vodka that you want to use, it would taste fantastic in this recipe. The real secret here is to muddle together bell pepper, jalapeno, garlic, and lime juice so that the vodka can really pick up all the flavors. Make this recipe when you want to impress.
Sweet Treat Flavored Martinis
17. Espresso Martini
If you can’t decide between coffee or an after-dinner cocktail, this Espresso Martini is the answer that you’re looking for. For this luscious martini, combine vodka, coffee liqueur like Kahlua, simple syrup, and freshly brewed espresso. Shake with ice and pour into a chilled martini glass for a sip of sweet perfection. Although this recipe doesn’t call for it, vanilla vodka instead of plain would also be a nice addition.
18. Caramel Apple Martini
By Copy Kat
This Caramel Apple drink for the fall, or really any time of year. It’s sweet and decadent without being over the top. This recipe uses apple juice or apple cider as the base combined with unflavored vodka (you could certainly use a flavored vodka instead if you wanted). Caramel syrup mixed in is what gives it that true caramel apple flavor. Garnish with a slice of apple and enjoy.
19. Nilla Wafer Martini
Who doesn’t like to nibble on a cookie now and then? While cookies are great, sometimes you’d rather sip on dessert, and for those moments, this Nilla Wafer martini is one of our favorite recipes. It’s a very simple martini with just two ingredients – vanilla vodka and amaretto. If you want to impress with dessert, serve this martini alongside a small plate of artisan cookies or confections.
20. Caramel Vanilla Martini
If paradise exists in a martini glass, this is definitely it. This recipe for Caramel Vanilla Martinis is full of deliciousness, and it all starts with vanilla vodka, followed by caramel-flavored Irish cream and amaretto. Shake with ice, and you have a rich, decadent martini recipe that puts nearly any other dessert to shame.
21. Pecan Pie Martini
It’s hard not to be happy with life when you have a slice of pecan pie in front of you. The only other thing that comes close is this Pecan Pie Martini recipe that embodies all of the delicious flavors of pecan pie a la mode.
The martini itself is pretty simple. All you need is pecan-flavored vodka (yes, there really is such a thing!) and half & half. You can almost taste the creaminess just imagining it. This martini is then garnished with a rim of crushed pecans and brown sugar. Is there anything more decadent?
Raise a Glass to Flavored Vodka Martinis
The variety of flavored vodkas that are just waiting for you to come along and make an incredible cocktail is almost endless. From the sweet and fruity to savory or decadent, there’s a flavored vodka that’s perfect for your dream martini. The next time you’re in the mood for something different, try one of these amazing flavored martinis and raise a glass to great tasting cocktails.