While there are several recipes to choose from, a good classic martini can be made mixing 6 ounces of vodka, a dash of dry vermouth and 1 ounce of brine from an olive jar. Submerge two to four green olives in the drink and serve either chilled or over ice.
Alternatively, the bikini martini can be made with 3/4 ounce of vodka, 1 ounce of coconut rum and 1 ounce of pineapple juice. Add a dash of grenadine syrup and an orange garnish to finish this refreshingly tropical martini. The apple martini, also called the appletini, is also a popular recipe. This drink can be made by mixing equal parts vodka, apple juice and apple schnapps.