Martinis have stood the test of time to remain one of the most popular alcoholic drinks of all time. Many popular martini recipes include chocolate flavoring, “Appletinis” and flavored vodkas with current favorites, including rum, Bacardi and Stoli, focusing on brand names. The nightlife popularity of the drink continues to grow from a rich history that started popular phrases like “Get out of these wet clothes and into a dry martini” and a “three martini lunch.”

The traditional martini consists of gin and dry vermouth. The martini is widely regarded as a U.S. invention, but like many inventions, its’ true origins have been debated. Many theories revolve around the town of Martinez, California. A popular drink of the same name containing Old Tom gin, vermouth, bitters and Maraschino was popular in the late 1850s with traveling gold prospectors.

Other origin evidence credits Jerry Thomas, famous 19th century bartender who worked at the Occidental Hotel in San Francisco when he invented the drink. The Martini could also be a variation of the Martinez, a cocktail made of (approximately) two ounces of sweet vermouth, one ounce gin, two dashes of maraschino cherry liquid, and one dash of bitters, shaken with ice, strained and served with a twist of lemon.

The martini’s popular reign began in the early 1900s. Then, during Prohibition, the martini rose in popularity due to the quick accessibility/production of gin. Whiskey declined because it required too much aging and couldn’t keep up with demand at speakeasies.

Then James Bond creates another popular resurgence and important ingredient change in the 1960s as Vodka began to replace gin as the main ingredient. Bond films evoked the famous line “Vodka martini, shaken, not stirred.” The best of the two methods is debatable. Shaking cools a drink more quickly producing a chilly fog (by creating tiny bubbles) and creating a slightly different taste, but dilutes the drink more than stirring does.

Eventually, martini variations decreased the amount of vermouth dramatically and even used sake as a substitute. Gin was also substituted for tequila and aquavit. New drinks like the green apple martini, the chocolate martini, Gibson (an onion garnished martini) emerged. Martini aficionados also enjoyed combinations with cream, fresh fruit and vegetable juices and brightly colored liqueurs. The garnishing olive or lemon twist was complemented with stuffed olives, capers and even herbs.

Our signature martini which caused the launch of Martiniville is the "Bombay Explorer" made in the traditional way..   Ice cold Bombay Sapphire Gin, a brief exposure to dry vermouth, served in a frozen glass and garnished with a blue cheese stuffed olive.     That first sip will awaken all of your senses and help put life into perspective.

The "Uncle Dube" named after one of our founders and also responsible for Martiniville existing today consists of ice cold Grey Goose vodka, a smidge of dry vermouth, served in a frozen glass and garnished with a lemon twist.    Exceptionally smooth and relaxing.

In addition to our two signature martini's Martiniville boasts the largest variety of martinis & specialty drinks in the world.  If it's not listed here, ask us. We're experts in our field.

 

cosmopolitan Skyy Citrus, Triple Sec, Cranberry Juice
with a Lemon Twist
red bulltini Absolut Citron, Red Bull, Lemon Twist
peppermint Absolut Peppar, White Crème de Menthe, Peppermint Garnish sour apple Smirnoff, Apple Schnapps, Tripe Sec, Green Apple Slice
quintessential Stolichnaya or Tangueray superchilled
That’s it!
summer breeze Absolut Citron, Melon Liquor, Dry Vermouth, Fresh Lemon Juice, Lime Twist
snickertini Smirnoff, Frangelico, Vermeer Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Powder Rimed Glass & a Mini Snickers Bar sweet and spicy Stolichnaya Cinnamon, Sweet Vermouth, Orange Liquor, Cinnamon Stick
mango passion Skyy, Triple Sec, Mango Juice, Lime Juice, Sugared Rim, Slice of Mango tootsie roll Smirnoff, Vermeer Chocolate Liquor, Grand Marnier, Orange Twist and Tootsie Roll
macaroon Finlandia, Vermeer Chocolate Liquor,
Amaretto with an Orange Twist
watermelon Absolut, Watermelon Schnapps, Triple Sec, Watermelon Slice
vermeer chocotini Skyy, Vermeer Chocolate Liquor, White Chocolate Liquor, Hershey’s Kiss cajun Absolut Peppar, Dry Vermouth, Olive Stuffed with Sport Pepper
cherry bomb Absolut Citron, Sweet and Sour,
Grenadine, Bacardi 151 soaked cherry
dirty martini Smirnoff or Tangueray, Dash of Dry Vermouth, Dash of Olive Brine, Cocktail Olive of your choice
waikiki Skyy, Pineapple Juice, with a Pineapple Wedge on an Umbrella godfather Hennessey, Lemon Juice, Lemon Twist
sparky Thor’s Hammer, Red Bull, 7 Up, Cherry
Juice with a Cherry on Rim
 
kurant affair Absolut Kurant Vodka, Cranberry Juice, Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice, Lemon Twist
peach dream Stolichnaya Strawberi, Peach Schnapps with a Lemon Twist parrothead Cuervo, Triple Sec., Fresh Lime Juice, Lime Slice
spiced treat Stolichnaya Cinnamon, Frangelico,
Vermeer Chocolate Liquor
sea breeze Finlandia Cranberry, Grapefruit Juice, Cranberry Juice, Lemon Twist
blue marlin Skyy, Blue Curaco, Angostura bitters, Lemon Twist melon ball Kettle One, Melon Liquor, Sweet and Sour, Kiwi Slice
negrotini Tangueray, Campari, Sweet Vermouth, Orange Twist russian Stolichnaya, Tangueray, White Chocolate Liquor
cool breeze Malibu, Fresh Orange Juice, Cranberry Juice, Orange Slice on Umbrella orange crush Absolut Mandarin, Grand Marnier,7up, Pinch of Bar Sugar, Orange Slice
lemondrop Absolut Citron, Fresh Lemon Juice, Sugar Rim, Lemon Twist & Rock Candy Stir Stick squared's inferno Thor’s Hammer, Dash of Tabasco, Jalapeno Garnish, 151Float, Light on Fire
nutty professor Absolut, Frangelico, Lemon Twist saketini Boodles, Sake, Lemon Twist
opal Tangueray, Triple Sec, Fresh Orange Juice, Pinch of Bar Sugar, Orange Twist S.O.L.
(Strawberry, Orange, Lemon)
Absolut Citron, Strawberry Liquor, Fresh Orange Juice, Fresh Strawberry
sexy devil Stolichnaya Strawberi, Dry Vermouth, Cherry Juice, Fresh Strawberry
 
Whether you're interested in on of our signature martini's, or anything else Martiniville features a comprehensive selection of premium rums, single malts, cognacs, wines and ports. 
The Mojito is a favorite specialty amongst our guests as is our house made Sangria. Try our Caipirihna made with Brazil’s Cachaca, fresh lime juice and sugar.  

We only use fresh squeezed juices for all our cocktails. And don’t forget to try our extensive selection of beer from around the world.