3 Vodka Martini Recipes for New Year’s Eve


What were you drinking last New Year’s Eve? A glass of champagne? Maybe you even dressed it up with some elderflower liqueur or fruit juice? While champagne and champagne cocktails are appropriate for the midnight hour, we like a good vodka martini for the rest of the evening. Nothing says class like a class-ic vodka martini. Of course, you know us… we can’t help putting our own spin on things.

Check out our top three vodka martini recipes for New Year’s Eve…

The Bright Eyes Martini

We’ll start things off with the Bright Eyes Martini, named after the little caffeine boost it contains. If you know that making it to midnight (and beyond) is going to be a bit of a struggle for you, then we suggest that you get your evening going with this vodka martini recipe.

  • Ingredients:
    • 3 oz vodka
    • ¼ oz coffee liqueur

    • Directions:
    • This one’s easy. Simply throw your ingredients over a generous amount of ice, shake vigorously, and strain. If you want to step up your caffeine game, then we recommend supplementing this martini with cold pressed coffee in addition to the coffee liqueur.

      The “Thyme Square” Drop

      We guarantee you that you’ve never had anything like this vodka martini before. Though it’s “technically” a martini, we prefer drinking this as a shooter from a chilled shotglass.

      • Ingredients:
        • 2 tsp thyme-infused vermouth (see Directions)
        • 2 tsp fresh-squeezed lemon juice
        • 2 oz vodka

        • Directions:
        • Buy a 375 ml bottle of vermouth and at least one ounce of fresh thyme. Pour the vermouth into a bowl, and press the thyme into it so that the oils are released from the herb. Cover the bowl of thyme-vermouth, and allow it to soak for 24 hours. Once the mixture has set, remove the thyme by straining it. Add two teaspoons of the mixture to a shot of vodka and add two teaspoons of fresh-squeezed lemon juice to a chilled glass. We recommend using a glass that’s a little bit larger than a shot glass (perhaps a sherry glass), and then drinking the “Thyme Square” Drop as a shooter.

          The Final Countdown Martini

          Tell us… what’s not to love here?

          • Ingredients:

            • Directions:
            • Shake it or stir it, you’ll enjoy it either way. It’s the perfect amount of tang to prepare your palate for champagne!

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