For World Martini Day and beyond, we’re sharing with you some delicious classic martini recipes for you to try!

Shaken or stirred, a martini is one tipple that every cocktail lover should learn how to make with ease.

Thankfully, just in time for World Martini Day (15 June), we’ve sought out the help of Grey Goose Vodka to teach Australians how to make the iconic cocktail. Better yet. Grey Goose’s Brand Ambassador for the Bacardi-Martini group, Georgina Mann, has kindly shared with us some easy-to-follow recipes.

“A martini, however you prefer it, should always begin with a premium spirit. That’s why Grey Goose Vodka [is] only made with the finest ingredients from France; single-origin Picardie wheat and natural spring water – [and] is the perfect base for any martini”, says Mann.

From classics to the more modern makes, we’ve curated a collection of the best vodka martini cocktail recipes to try at home! Happy sipping!

<strong>Classic Martini</strong>
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Classic Martini


50mL Grey Goose Vodka
10mL Martini Bianco Vermouth
Dash of Angostura Orange Bitters
A twist of lemon, to garnish


1. Add the Grey Goose, Martini Bianco Vermouth and bitters to a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
2. Stir deliberately and strain into a chilled martini cocktail glass.
3. Garnish with a twist of lemon.

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45mL Grey Goose Vodka
15mL Cointreau
20mL cranberry juice
15mL lime juice
Orange zest, to garnish


1. Add Grey Goose Vodka, Cointreau, cranberry juice and lime juice to a cocktail shaker with ice.
2. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass.
3. Garnish the martini with a sprinkle of the orange zest.

<strong>Dirty Martini</strong>
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Dirty Martini


40mL Grey Goose Vodka
15mL Mediterranean olive brine
6 Mediterranean olives


1. Pit four olives and muddle with the olive brine in the base of a Boston glass.
2. Add the Grey Goose Vodka.
3. Top with cubed ice and stir. Then, fine strain into a chilled martini glass.
4. Garnish with a pair of Mediterranean olives.

<strong>Espresso Martini</strong>
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Espresso Martini


50mL Grey Goose Vodka
30mL espresso
20mL Kahlúa Coffee Liqueur
Pinch of salt
Coffee beans, to garnish


1. Add the Grey Goose Vodka, espresso and coffee liqueur to a shaker.
2. Shake briskly and strain into a cocktail glass.
3. Garnish with coffee beans and enjoy.

<strong>Passionfruit Martini</strong>
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Passionfruit Martini


40mL Grey Goose Vodka
20mL Vok Passionfruit Liqueur
50mL passionfruit purée
2 flat bar spoons of homemade vanilla sugar
Half a passionfruit, to garnish


1. Fill a cocktail shaker with all ingredients and shake hard for 20 seconds.
2. Fine strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish the rim with passionfruit half.

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This article was first published on June 18 2021. It was updated and edited by Hunter and Bligh on June 17 2024.
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