Today, I’m sharing a fun James Bond-inspired cocktail that is perfect for a classy get-together, but also works perfectly for a spooky soiree. This Smoking Gun martini is dry and delicious, the perfect classic martini with a cherry twist.
For this recipe, I used a splash of grenadine (maraschino cherry syrup works) to give it a bit of sweetness and colour. Other than that, this is a traditional dry martini just like 007 would order.
Technically, James Bond would order a “Vesper” with a thick slice of lemon, but once you taste this cherry version, you won’t mind the variation from tradition.
While I photographed my martini with dry ice, please keep in mind that any undissolved dry ice should be removed with a spoon and never consumed.
How to Make a Smoking Gun Martini
To make this cocktail you will need:
- 3 oz gin
- 1 oz vodka
- 1/2 oz grenadine or cherry cordial
- 1/2 oz orange liqueur (Lillet Blanc is the most authentic)
- Cherry, to garnish
- 1 teaspoon dry ice, optional
Place the gin, vodka and orange liqueur in a cocktail shaker full of ice and shake very well to chill the cocktail.
Strain into a martini glass and pour the grenadine straight into the bottom of the glass and garnish with the cherry.
If you want to do the smoky effect, add a small teaspoon of dry ice to your martini and allow the ice to completely dissolve before indulging.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful When Making This Cocktail
- Cocktail shaker with strainer
Here’s your free printable version of our Smoking Gun Martini cocktail:
Be sure to pin this classic cocktail with a twist for your next spy-themed or spooky soiree – or just the next time you want to experiment with a new cocktail!