• Make Better Cocktail

The Perfect Martini Begins with the perfect Vodka

What makes a perfect martini? Here are a few simple Tips:

  • 1.

    Use only high quality vodka

    A martini is only as good as its main ingredient: vodka. Slava Ultra Premium vodka ensures the ultimate balance of smoothness and taste.

  • 2.

    Chill glasses

    While mixing your martini, fill glasses with ice to chill before pouring.

  • 3.

    Make your own flavours

    Flavoured vodkas often contain artificial, sickly-sweet additives and are often not made with the best quality spirits. Instead, use Slava Ultra Premium vodka and add your own natural and fresh ingredients. Use fresh, unique ingredients like exotic fruits and other garnishes to make a martini more flavourful and attractive.

  • 4.

    Use a shaker

    To better infuse your martini with a flavoring, like a twist or zest of lemon or another ingredient, use a martini shaker to mix.

  • 5.

    Shake thoroughly, but not hard

    The purpose of a martini shaker is to chill the drink and mix the contents. Use a gentle circular motion. Too much shaking will cloud the drink with ice shards.

Here are some of our famous martini recipes. Do give them a try

Slava Cantini (Pomegranate Martini)

  • This is a delight. It is the perfect and festive balance of fruit and tartness.
  • Pour 1 ½ oz. of Slava Ultra Premium vodka
  • 1 ½ oz. of pomegranate – blueberry juice
  • 1 ½ oz. of white grape juice
  • Add a twist of lime and a scoop of ice in a shaker. Shake until chilled
  • Strain into a chilled martini glass
  • Garnish by dropping in several pomegranate seeds
  • (Directions are for one serving.)

Classic Dry, Shaken Martini

Slava is the ultimate classic martini vodka. In our version, we don’t add any vermouth. Slava has a slight sweetness due to natural residual sugars. You can add vermouth to make it less dry by coating the inside of the glass prior to pouring – we suggest using a spritzer bottle.

  • Put 2 oz. of Slava, a scoop of ice in a cocktail shaker
  • Shake until thoroughly chilled.
  • Strain it into a chilled martini glass.
  • Garnish with olives on a swizzle or a twist of lemon on the rim
  • (Directions are for one serving. Double for 2.)

A Twist on the Classic

Add lemon zest in the shaker for some zip. The Flavour will be gently infused during the shaking.

The Dirty Martini

Add a few drops of the olive brine. This creates an intense olive flavour.

Cinnamon Heart

  • This martini tastes exactly like a cinnamon heart and is perfect for a romantic evening, Valentine’s Day or a wedding.
  • Place 1 ½ oz. of Slava Ultra Premium vodka
  • 1 ½ oz. of cranberry juice
  • A drop of cinnamon schnapps and a scoop of ice in a shaker
  • Shake until thoroughly chilled
  • Strain into a chilled martini glass
  • Garnish by dropping a cinnamon heart into the glass.