There are many great cocktail recipes out there, yet for some reason we do enjoy our fruit martinis and they are almost too much fun to explore. Vodka is the most popular base for these neat, often sweet little cocktails because its transparent taste allows the fruits to take center stage.
The vodka martinis below are some of the best fruit-filled recipes you will find. A few of them are variations on popular martinis, a number require a flavored vodka, and all are packed with layers of fruity... flavors. They are also each very easy to make for yourself and your friends.
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What you need: vodka, peach schnapps, cranberry juice
The Woo Woo is not only a cocktail with a great name, but it is filled with great fruit taste and is a great martini for any occasion. The peach and cranberry combination is one that almost everyone will enjoy, just be careful because it can be too easy to have too many of these.
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What you need: acai-blueberry vodka, Chambord, triple sec, cranberry juice
A fresh take on the popular Cosmopolitan, the Very Berry Cosmo requires a specific vodka that is very fun to mix with. Against the acai and blueberry base, this cocktail adds the sweet black raspberries of Chambord, a hint of orange, and a touch of cranberry.
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What you need: pomegranate vodka,peach schnapps, orange juice, lemon juice, cinnamon and sugar
Despite the name, this fruity martini can work any time of year. It mixes one of those fabulous pomegranate vodkas with peach and citrus for a fruit-filled delight. The cinnamon-sugar rim is optional and I'd probably skip it in the warmer months of the year.
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What you need: vodka, orange liqueur, blueberry juice, mango juice
When you say 'Blueberry Martini,' I'm sure that you didn't expect mango to be on the list of ingredients. This is another surprising martini that prefers to layer contrasting fruits to create a taste experience like we've rarely enjoyed. If juice is hard to find, use a mango liqueur instead.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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What you need: pear vodka, sake, simple syrup, lychee, lime
A truly unique vodka martini, the Lotus Blossom is a fantastic taste experience that begins with one of those tempting pear vodkas. The sake and lychee give it an Asian feel, and make it the perfect pairing for a stir fry or sushi dinner party.
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What you need: lemon vodka, lemon juice, lavender, simple syrup
A simple and fun twist on the favorite Lemon Drop Martini, this cocktail adds just a hint of that beautiful lavender essence to the mix. It's a small addition, though no less remarkable and is perfect for garden entertaining.
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What you need: vodka, black raspberry liqueur, pineapple juice
Talk about easy vodka martinis, few are as simple as the Hollywood Martini. Similar to the gin-based French Martini, it is a three-ingredient mix that uses items that should be in your bar stock already and the mix of raspberry and pineapple is something you will come to rely on.
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What you need: vodka, apple cider, ginger liqueur, velvet falernum
Many times it is a single ingredient that takes a cocktail from good to great and in the case of this Apple Cider Martini, the sparkle comes from velvet falernum. This sweet, spicy, and citrus liqueur is essential for tiki cocktails like the Rum Runner and in this martini it adds a punch of flavor that makes a world of difference.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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What you need: melon vodka, simple syrup, cucumber
One last and very easy vodka martini to leave tempt your taste buds. The Melon-Cucumbertini is not only another simple three-ingredient recipe, but a great excuse to pick up one of the fantastic melon-flavored vodkas available today. Refreshing only begins to describe this one and it really is best with cucumbers fresh out of the garden.
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What you need: vodka, sour mix, blue curacao, pineapple juice
It's hard to resist blue cocktails and vodka martinis are an easy place to find them. The Deep Blue Sea Martini is a fun recipe and it's very easy to make. You'll enjoy the citrus-pineapple flavor and the color alone will impress anyone.