Let’s Cocktail! The Elderflower Martini

Our favorite cocktail lately…

When Ryan and I started dating we would go out for martinis at our favorite little sushi restaurant and sit at the bar and talk for hours… so I can’t have a sip of a martini without going right back to 2013! Such sweet memories.

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Ivy City Co dress c/o // Lizzie Fortunato earrings // Casa de Suna martini glasses c/o

Over the years we have perfected our at-home martinis and have made everything from the espresso martini to the dirty martini, but this fresh botanical martini is by far our favorite and a major crowd pleaser. Seriously, our friends place an order for one (or two!) when they are on their way over… it’s THAT good! So I thought I’d show you how to make a martini the classic way.

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And bonus, there are only two ingredients… well, three if you include the lemon twist! It’s genuinely so easy to make, I promise. This cocktail is sophisticated and refreshing but also feels like a classic, which in my opinion, makes it the perfect drink for the holiday season.

You can shake up one or two and pour them into fancy glasses or you can make a pitcher ahead of time (we love this one), and serve them as your guests arrive. This is the cocktail that just keeps on giving… the perfect holiday party accoutrement! So below, how to make a martini…

Elderflower Martini

Ingredients (serves 1 )

2.5 oz Hendricks gin

1 oz St. Germain


Add both liquors to martini shaker with ice, shake hard, pour, and garnish with a lemon twist!

how to make a martini
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And if this martini wasn’t already special enough on it’s own, Casa de Suna sent us the most BEAUTIFUL pair of martini glasses and I cannot get over them. I actually have them sitting out on our bar cabinet now because they are just too pretty to put away. They are available in seven beautiful colors and are, quite frankly, the most stunning stemware I’ve ever seen. If you need a special gift (even a wedding gift!) look no further.

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I’ve also fallen in love with Casa de Suna’s mixing bowls, too! As soon as they came in I put my old ones in the donation pile and haven’t looked back. Their shop is dangerous… it’s all too good!

Anyway, you’ll have to let me know if you try this martini recipe, and make sure you tag me so I can share yours!

P.S. Find more of my favorite recipes here!


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