DIY Martinis

How hard can it be to make a martini, you ask? Well after you’ve already had 3 there lies quite the challenge ahead of you. If your budget it tight then making martinis at home is always a great option. The possibilities are limitless! Here are a few recipes brought to you by some of our most creative clients – bring the restaurant home to you!

The Daily’s “Watermelon Kombucha Martini” 

Cost: $6 per drink

Fun: A lot 

Deliciousness rating: 8 

wkmPrep time: 15 minutes

Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Serving size: 4


  • 1 cup cubed watermelon
  • 16 oz plain kombucha
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 cup soda water
  • 4 ounces plain (or watermelon flavored) vodka
  • Mint sprigs for garnish


  1. Place the cubed watermelon in a bowl and pour in the kombucha. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour (preferably overnight if time allows).
  2. Strain the kombucha through a mesh sleeve. Place in a small bowl on the side.
  3. Transfer the watermelon chunks to a food processor.
  4. Strain the watermelon puree through the same mesh sleeve, and into the kombucha bowl. Next, stir in the soda water and tequila, one at a time and gently pour in.
  5. Divvy up the drinks with a ladle and garnish with a mint spring.

Quirk Hotel’s “Santa Claus-Mopolitan”

Cost per drink: $5.50

Fun: Festive 

Deliciousness rating: 9


Prep time: 2 minutes

Total time: 5 minutes

Serving size: 1


  • 1/2 cup cranberry juice
  • 1/2 cup white cranberry-peach juice
  • 1 ounce triple sec
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 4 ounces of sweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • Optional: holly sprig, or extra lime wedges


  1. Pour cranberry & white cranberry-peach juice, triple sec, lime juice, and vodka into cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake thoroughly.
  2. Rim martini glass by dipping lightly in corn syrup and the coconut flakes following.
  3. Pour shaken drink into rimmed glass.
  4. Optional: Garnish drink with holly sprig or extra lime wedges.

Sticky Rice’s “Kamikaze Martini” 

Cost per drink: $3

Fun: Out of this world

Deliciousness rating: 7


Prep time: 2 minutes

Total time: 5 minutes

Serving size: 1


  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • 1 ounce plain vodka
  • Ice
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • Optional: lime wedges


  1. Fill cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Combine Cointreau, vodka and lime juice into shaker and shake well.
  3. Strain into cocktail glass.
  4. Optional: garnish with lime wedges.

Love their recipes? Have your own twist on their classics? We’d love to hear from you! Hit the “Contact” button and shoot us a message. 


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