When it comes to iconic cocktails, the Martini reigns king. Its basic composition of gin/vodka and dry vermouth make this simple yet sophisticated cocktail a staple at any reputable bar. With summer officially here, there’s never been a better time to play up fun, fruit-forward variations on this quintessential drink. We’ve rounded up five of our favorite Martini recipes, perfect for the hot, sunny days ahead. Grab all the tools you’ll need with this simple set!
This thirst-quenching cocktail will have you mentally transported to the south of France in no time. We’re obsessed with the combination of tangy citrus and Provencal lavender. Serve in these Gold Rimmed Crystal Martini Glasses to amp up your French flare.
Tropical fruit, lime juice, and orange liqueur? Sign us up. Serve in these casual Stemless Martini Glasses, perfect for the patio. Weekends by the pool never tasted so good!
O.K., you’ll need a blender for this one, but it’s totally worth it. Who doesn’t love a frozen, watermelon-based cocktail on a hot summer day? Plus, the cooling properties of cucumber will keep you refreshed all day long.
Beating the heat has never been more delicious than with this Grapefruit Basil Martini recipe. Serve in these Spiegelau Martini Glasses for your classiest aperitif yet. Nothing screams summer like tropical fruit and fresh herbs!
A Martini, a Margarita, and a pimento-stuffed olive walk into a bar… and combine forces to create this deliciously tasty cocktail. Heat fearers, beware — this one packs a serious punch. We’re not sure what’s hotter, your afternoon beneath the sun or this spicy sipper.