Esquire Martini Recipe - A Classic Vodka Cocktail from the USA

Esquire Martini

Esquire Martini Recipe - A Classic Vodka Cocktail from the USA
Region / culture: USA | Preparation time: 5 minutes | Servings: 1


Esquire Martini
Esquire Martini

The Esquire Martini is a sophisticated and elegant cocktail that is perfect for special occasions or a night out. With a combination of Stolichnaya Red vodka, Stolichnaya Razberi vodka, and Parfait Amour, this drink is sure to impress your guests.


The Esquire Martini is a modern twist on the classic martini, with the addition of Parfait Amour adding a unique and flavorful touch to the traditional cocktail. This recipe is perfect for those looking to try something new and exciting in the world of mixology.


  • 1.5 shots of Stolichnaya Red vodka
  • 1.5 shots of Stolichnaya Razberi vodka
  • 0.5 shot of Parfait Amour
  • garnish: rose petal

How to prepare

  1. Combine all the ingredients and pour the mixture into a chilled martini glass.


  • Try substituting different flavored vodkas or liqueurs to create your own unique twist on the Esquire Martini. You can also experiment with different garnishes, such as lemon twists or fresh berries.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

When making the Esquire Martini, be sure to use high-quality ingredients for the best flavor. Chill your martini glass before pouring in the cocktail to keep it cold and refreshing. Garnish with a fresh rose petal for a beautiful and aromatic finishing touch.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the Esquire Martini as a pre-dinner cocktail or as a special treat for a night out with friends.

Cooking Techniques

Mix the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice to chill and dilute the cocktail before straining into a martini glass.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have Stolichnaya Red or Razberi vodka, you can use any high-quality vodka of your choice. Parfait Amour can be substituted with another fruity liqueur for a different flavor profile.

Make Ahead Tips

You can pre-mix the ingredients for the Esquire Martini and store them in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Just be sure to shake or stir the mixture well before pouring into a glass.

Presentation Ideas

Garnish the Esquire Martini with a fresh rose petal for a beautiful and elegant presentation. You can also rim the glass with sugar or colored salt for an extra touch of flair.

Pairing Recommendations

The Esquire Martini pairs well with light appetizers such as bruschetta, shrimp cocktail, or cheese and charcuterie boards.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

The Esquire Martini is best enjoyed fresh and should not be stored for long periods of time. If you have leftover cocktail, cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of the Esquire Martini contains approximately 180 calories.


The Esquire Martini contains minimal carbohydrates, making it a suitable choice for those following a low-carb diet.


There are no fats in the Esquire Martini, making it a light and refreshing cocktail option.


The Esquire Martini does not contain any proteins.

Vitamins and minerals

This cocktail does not provide significant amounts of vitamins or minerals.


This recipe contains alcohol, which may be an allergen for some individuals. Please check for any allergies before serving.


The Esquire Martini is a low-carb, low-fat cocktail option that is perfect for those looking for a light and refreshing drink.


The Esquire Martini is a sophisticated and flavorful cocktail that is perfect for special occasions or a night out. With a combination of Stolichnaya Red vodka, Stolichnaya Razberi vodka, and Parfait Amour, this drink is sure to impress your guests. Garnish with a fresh rose petal for a beautiful finishing touch.

How did I get this recipe?

The first time I saw this recipe, I was hooked. It was a summer evening, and I was flipping through an old issue of Esquire magazine that I had found tucked away in a box of my husband's old belongings. As I turned the pages, a recipe caught my eye - the Esquire Martini.

I had always been a fan of a good martini, but this one was different. It called for a unique combination of ingredients that I had never seen before - gin, vermouth, and a touch of orange bitters. Intrigued, I decided to give it a try.

I gathered all the ingredients and carefully measured them out, following the instructions in the magazine to a tee. As I poured the mixture into a shaker and added ice, I could already smell the subtle aromas of the gin and vermouth mingling together.

I shook the cocktail vigorously, feeling the chill of the ice against my hands. I strained the mixture into a chilled martini glass and garnished it with a twist of lemon peel.

Taking a sip, I was transported to a world of sophistication and elegance. The balance of flavors was exquisite, with the gin providing a smooth base, the vermouth adding a touch of sweetness, and the orange bitters adding a subtle complexity. It was truly a drink fit for a gentleman - or in my case, a lady who appreciated a good cocktail.

From that moment on, the Esquire Martini became a staple in my cocktail repertoire. Whenever I hosted a dinner party or wanted to unwind after a long day, I would whip up a batch of these martinis and watch as my guests marveled at the unique flavor profile.

Over the years, I shared the recipe with friends and family, each time adding my own personal touch. I experimented with different brands of gin and vermouth, adjusting the ratios to suit my taste. I even tried infusing the vermouth with herbs and spices to give the martini an extra layer of complexity.

But no matter how many variations I tried, the original Esquire Martini remained my favorite. There was something about that first sip, that first taste of sophistication, that I could never quite replicate.

As I grew older, I continued to enjoy making and serving the Esquire Martini to anyone who would listen. I taught my grandchildren how to mix the perfect cocktail, passing down the recipe and the tradition of cocktail hour in our family.

And now, as I sit here reflecting on all the memories I have created with this simple recipe, I realize that the Esquire Martini is more than just a drink. It is a symbol of my love for cooking, for entertaining, and for sharing a piece of myself with those I care about.

So the next time you find yourself in need of a cocktail that is both elegant and timeless, look no further than the Esquire Martini. I promise you won't be disappointed. Cheers!


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