Make a Splash this Summer with 3 Simple Vodka Martini Recipes

Making a splash while entertaining company this summer begins with using Vitzellen Vodka. One sought-after mixer in 2018, is the vodka martini.

Vodka Martinis are a historically sophisticated drink that require little work but make a lasting impression on your guests. Whether you are hosting brunch or late lunch one simple recipe to use is the fresh tomato martini.

Fresh Tomato Martini

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Ingredients for the Tomato Vodka:
16 ounces (about one large) beefsteak tomato, cut into large chunks
1 cup vodka

Ingredients for the Tomato Martini:
3 ounces Tomato Vodka
1/2 teaspoon good dry vermouth, such as Dolin
1/4 teaspoon white wine vinegar

Directions for the Tomato Vodka: Combine the tomato and vodka in a blender. Pulse a few times on medium to break up the tomato then blend for about 5 more seconds to form a pulpy puree. Strain the puree through a very fine mesh strainer or a less fine one lined with a double layer of cheesecloth. Stir it gently a few times as it strains, but do not press. Strain until it stops dripping on its own, about 15 minutes. Store in the fridge if not using immediately.

Directions for the Tomato Martini: Pour the tomato vodka, vermouth, and white wine vinegar into a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice. Shake until well chilled, about 20 seconds. Strain into chilled coupe glass and serve immediately.

It’s important to use a high-quality Vodka, like Vitzellen when making martinis. Bogue Sound Distillery offers premium quality, gluten-free vodka that will make the fresh tomato martini, a healthy and hearty mixer for any gathering.

The Bikini Martini

If you are looking for a tropical martini to serve at a party, the bikini martini uses four to five main ingredients, that keep this beverage at the top of the list.

Ingredients for the Bikini Martini

1 fluid ounce coconut rum
3/4 fluid ounce vodka
1 fluid ounce pineapple juice
1 dash grenadine syrup


Combine rum, vodka and pineapple juice in a drink shaker.
Shake firmly until frothy.
Pour in a martini glass, add a touch of grenadine in the middle.
Garnish with an orange wheel.

Kangaroo Martini

The traditional Kangaroo martini provides a drier taste that uses three main ingredients and takes little time to prepare. The kangaroo martini’s crisp flavor with the touch of lemon is the perfect complimentary beverage for your dinner party.

Ingredients for the Kangaroo martini

1 1/2 ounces Vitzellen vodka
3/4 ounce dry vermouth
Lemon twist for garnish


Combine ingredients in a mixing glass and fill with ice.
Stir well for 20 seconds; strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Twist a piece of lemon peel over the drink and use as garnish.

Whether you’re hosting an intimate evening or a large gathering, Vitzellen Vodka is a gluten-free choice for friends and family.