What’s it going to be? Shaken or stirred? Dirty or dry? 

The Vodka Martini rules the throne when it comes to cocktails. Whether ordering the stiff drink at the bar or sipping it at home, you just know it’s a guaranteed way to add glamour and style to a night (thanks Bond!). 

And just in case you needed another excuse to celebrate the King of Cocktails, Sunday June 19th marks Martini Day around the world. 

So in honor of the ever-suave Martini we’d suggest celebrating with the original Absolut Vodka Martini made with Vodka and Vermouth and then working your way to these twists on the classic below.

Go on, grab your sophisticated looking cocktail glass, garnish your concoction with an olive and a twist of lemon - you’re getting swankier by the minute. 

Absolut Vodka Martini

Ingredients
6 Parts Absolut Vodka
1 Part Dry Vermouth
1 Twist Lemon
1 Whole Green Olive

How to mix
Fill a mixing glass with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon and a green olive.

Vanilla Espresso Martini

Ingredients
2 Parts Absolut Vanilia
1 Part Kahlúa
1 Part Espresso
1 Dash Simple Syrup
3 Whole Coffee Bean

How to mix
Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with coffee bean.

Basil and Pineapple Martini

Ingredients
4 Parts Absolut Vodka
2 Parts Lemon Juice
1 Part Simple Syrup
1 Piece Pineapple
1 Leaf Basil

How to mix
Muddle pineapple, basil and simple syrup in a shaker. Fill with ice cubes. Add Absolut Vodka and lemon juice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with basil.

Raspberri Chocolate Martini

Ingredients
2 Parts Absolut Raspberri
1¼ Parts White Cacao Liqueur
¼ Part Simple Syrup
6 Whole Raspberries

How to mix
Muddle raspberries and simple syrup in a shaker. Fill with ice cubes. Add Absolut Raspberri and white cacao liqueur. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with raspberries.