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Top Types of Martinis to Try: A Guide from Rockefeller Scottsdale

Martinis are one of the most iconic cocktails there is, and cocktail enthusiasts have enjoyed them for over a hundred years. The drink is simple yet sophisticated and comes in many different styles and flavors that cater to different palates.

That's why, here at Rockefeller Scottsdale, we're sharing our top types of martinis to try! Whether you're a lover of the classics or a fan of martinis with a modern twist, our guide has something for everyone.

Top Types of Martinis to Try: A Guide from Rockefeller Scottsdale

Table of Contents:

  1. Types of Martinis to Try: Our Favorites

  2. The Classic Martini

  3. The Dirty Martini

  4. The Vodka Martini

  5. The Cosmopolitan

  6. The Appletini

  7. The French Martini

  8. The Espresso Martini

  9. Conclusion

People Also Ask:

What are the different types of martinis?

There are two primary categories of martinis:

Dry martinis: the classics! (vermouth, gin, etc.)

Sweet martinis: (sweet and fruity flavors, usually mixed with a vodka base)

What is a good martini for beginners?

The classic martini is one of the best martinis and cocktails for beginners. The classic martini calls for a simple mix of vermouth and gin, garnished with a lemon twist or green olives.

The V-shaped glass it's poured into and served in is just as classic as the drink itself.

What kind of martini does James Bond Drink?

You really can't mention martinis without talking about James Bond. The "Vesper Martini" is the signature cocktail ordered by James Bond in the movie Casino Royale and the book.

Types of Martinis to Try: Our Favorites

Thanks to their versatility, martinis can be modified to suit various tastes. From fruity and sweet to savory and bold, there is a martini for everyone.

Here at Rockefeller Scottsdale, we're passionate about all things martinis. In this guide, we'll introduce you to the top martinis to try and some of our favorites. Whether you're a martini lover, cocktail enthusiast, or Arizona foodie, this guide is for you!

The Classic Martini

The classic martini is a timeless cocktail made with gin and dry vermouth. This cocktail is typically garnished with a green olive or lemon twist.

The Classic Martini at Rockefeller Scottsdale

The classic martini is a staple in any cocktail menu and is perfect for those who seek a straightforward, elegant drink. At Rockefeller, we take extra care to ensure our classic martini is balanced and delicious with a fresh, crisp taste.

AKA: The classic martini is the perfect cocktail to enjoy on a warm Scottsdale, Arizona night.

The Dirty Martini

The dirty martini is a classic martini with a twist. This cocktail is made with gin, dry vermouth, and a splash of olive brine.

The olive brine gives the cocktail a salty, savory flavor that is unique and delicious. A dirty martini is typically garnished with a green olive. However, some people prefer to add a touch of Tabasco sauce for an added kick.

If you're feeling adventurous, give the dirty martini a try!

The Vodka Martini

A vodka martini is similar to the classic gin martini but is made with vodka instead of gin. This version is smoother and less botanical but still a classic in its own right.

Rockefeller's Vodka Martini

A vodka martini can be shaken or stirred with a wide range of garnishes such as olives, lemon twists, or pickled onions. It's a perfect cocktail for those who love the taste of vodka but want something more sophisticated.

The Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan, also known as the "Cosmo," is a popular cocktail made famous by the TV show Sex and the City. This pink drink has vodka, triple sec, cranberry, and lime juice.

The Cosmopolitan is fruity, sweet, and refreshing, making it the perfect drink for a night out. At Rockefeller Scottsdale, we make our cosmopolitans with the freshest ingredients, giving them the bold, fruity taste the cocktail is known for.

The Appletini

Are you looking for something fruity and crisp? Sweet yet refreshing? Give the Appletini a try!

This cocktail is made with vodka, apple schnapps, and apple juice. The bright green drink is typically garnished with a slice of apple and is perfect to enjoy on any occasion.

The French Martini

The French martini is a fruity and sweet martini that's perfect for those who don't like the taste of gin. It's made by combining vodka, Chambord, and pineapple juice.

The "Frenchie" Martini at Rockefeller

The result is a beautiful and smooth drink that's bursting with flavor! The best part? It's easy to make and has a distinctive and aesthetically pleasing pink hue that's hard to resist!

The Espresso Martini

The Espresso Martini is a popular choice for those who love to mix their coffee cravings with an evening drink. This decadent cocktail is made from vodka, coffee liqueur, and fresh espresso, garnished with coffee beans.

The distinct aroma of espresso mixed with vodka creates a rich and creamy texture that will leave your taste buds wanting more. At Rockefeller, we like to take the Espresso Martini to the next level by incorporating rich espresso shots created by local artisanal coffee roasters.


There you have it, the top types of martinis to try, whether you prefer classic or creative flavors. At Rockefeller Scottsdale, we love creating these delicious cocktails, along with an exquisite dining experience to match.

Visit us and try these or other unique concoctions we've created. Cheers!

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