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12 Refreshing Martinis for Hot Summer Days

12 crisp and refreshing martinis to sip on the patio on a hot summer day. These martinis, with their fresh fruit flavors, are perfect for sharing with friends. Serve with a plate of snacks or your favorite appetizers for a relaxing afternoon.

Grapefruit Martini

Grapefruit martinis in stemless glasses with grapefruit wedges.
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The grapefruit martini is made with ruby red grapefruit juice, vodka, and lime. The citrus flavors in this martini are crisp and refreshing, slightly sweet and a little bit tart.

Get the Recipe: Grapefruit Martini

French Martini

Two french martinis in martini glasses garnished with lemon peel.
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The French martini is a classic cocktail with vodka, raspberry liqueur, and pineapple juice. This is a simple martini with just three ingredients and has a light, refreshing flavor.

Get the Recipe: French Martini

Pineapple Martini

Two pineapple martinis in stemless glasses garnished with pineapple wedge.
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The pineapple martini is a simple fruit cocktail made with sweet pineapple juice, vodka, and orange liqueur. The tropical flavor of this martini makes it perfect for sipping on a hot summer day. Garnish with fresh pineapple and serve with snacks such as mango habanero salsa and a big bowl of tortilla chips.

Get the Recipe: Pineapple Martini

Watermelon Martini

Watermelon martini garnished with a melon ball on a cocktail pick.
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Watermelon is a clasic summer flavor. This cocktail can be made with vodka or gin and uses homemade watermelon syrup and lemon juice for a light and crisp martini. Perfect for backyard BBQs and pool parties.

Get the Recipe: Watermelon Martini

Strawberry Lemon Drop Martini

Strawberry martinis garnished with fresh strawberries and lemon wedges.
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The strawberry lemon drop is a sweet and tangy cocktail made with vodka, fresh summer berries and lemon juice. It has the perfect balance of flavors for those that like a refreshing martini that is not too sweet.

Get the Recipe: Strawberry Lemon Drop

Pear Vodka Martini

Pear martini in a martini glass with fresh pears on a plate.
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The Pear vodka martini is the perfect cocktail for those who like to sip. Made with pear nectar, vodka, and lemon, it is light, crisp, and fresh. This martini is delicious for afternoon happy hour, or sipping with a meal.

Get the Recipe: Pear Vodka Martini

Raspberry Martini

Raspberry martinis garnished with fresh berries.
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The raspberry martini is made with vodka or gin, raspberry simple syrup, and lemon. This is a sweeter cocktail with a strong berry flavor. Best made when raspberries are fresh and in season.

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Breakfast Martini

Citrus martinis garnished with cinnamon chips.
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The breakfast martini has a bold citrus flavor from the orange marmalade and lemon juice. It is made with gin and orange liqueur and has a stong citrus flavor while being smooth and balanced. This cocktail is perfect for summer brunch with friends.

Get the Recipe: Breakfast Martini

Pineapple Upsidedown Cake Martini

Pineapple martini with grenadine in a martini glass garnished with pineapple wedge and cherries.
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This martini, named after the popular cake, is made with pineapple juice, grenadine, and vodka. The heavy syrup of the grenadine forms a noticeable layer in the cocktail, which can be stirred together or sipped as-is. Garnish with fresh pineapple wedges and cherries for an elegant, yet simple drink.

Get the Recipe: Pineapple Upside Down Cake Martini

Blood Orange Martini

Blood orange martini garnished with blood orange slice.
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This blood orange martini is made with fresh blood orange juice, vodka, and triple sec. This beautiful cocktail has a strong citrus flavor that is fresh and crisp. This martini is perfect for sipping by the pool on a relaxing afternoon.

Get the Recipe: Blood Orange Martini

Lychee Gin Martini

Lychee martini garnished with fresh lychee fruit.
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The lychee gin martini is a light cocktail with slight floral notes from the fresh lychee fruit and botanical gin. It is an elegant martini that is simple to make and perfect for sipping. Dress it up or down by garnishing it with fresh fruits or edible flowers.

Get the Recipe: Lychee Gin Martini

Amalfi Martini Limoncello

Two citrus martinis garnished with lemon and mint leaves.
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The Amalfi Martini Limoncello is a strong martini similar to the lemon drop but made with gin and limoncello liqueur. This has a strong lemon flavor that is crisp and refreshing, but due to the higher alcohol content, it also packs a punch. Sip with caution and serve with snacks.

Get the Recipe: Amalfi Martini Limoncello

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