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.
Tip: I often order my liquor from Drizly because they have a quick delivery time (sometimes within 40 minutes) and no expensive mark-ups. Purchasing from them supports local retailers, too. You can order the Gin, Vodka and Orange Liqeuer needed for this recipe from them.
Smoking Martini Ingredients
To make this cocktail you will need:
- Orange liqueur <– Lillet Blanc is the most authentic
- Cherry, to garnish
- Dry Ice, optional
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful When Making This Cocktail
- Cocktail shaker with strainer
- Liquid Measure
I really loved using my gorgeous Omishome Bartending Kit to make this recipe. The pretty bamboo holder contains all of the tools you need to make perfect cocktails, and those pretty gold tools add a touch of class to your home bar set-up.
How to Make a Smoking Gun Martini
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.
Here’s your free printable version of our Smoking Gun Martini cocktail:
- 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.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 349Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 0g
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
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!