The Top 10 Spa Martinis to Beat the Summer Heat

4 Jun

Happy Hour anyone?  The Spa-tini is a real drink & very refreshing.  With summer upon us it’s yummier and less messy than a dive in the pool.  Here are martinis from a few of our fave spas & a couple versions of the Spa-tini.  (Let us know your fave or feel free to add your own version in the comments below) Salut!

1.  Spa Party Martini


1 ounce organic Rain vodka
1/2 ounce organic honey liqueur
1/2 ounce organic ginger liqueur
1 ounce organic fresh lemon juice
1/2 ounce organic honey organic cucumber slice

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a martini glass.  Slip an organic cucumber slice in the glass.

2.  Spa-tini

By Nick Mautone, Author ‘Raising the Bar’

    2 oz Beleza Pura® Super Premium Cachaça
    2 slices of cucumber
    1 oz lemon juice
    2 sprigs mint
    1 tsp sugar

Muddle the cucumber, lemon juice, mint and sugar in a non-breakable mixing glass; add Beleza Pura® and ice. Shake well and strain into a martini glass, garnish by laying a thin slice of cucumber in the middle of the glass.

3. White Chocolate Martini

Source: St. Regis Hotel and Spa
via RecipeGoldmine

1 1/2 ounces Stoli Vanil vodka (3 tablespoons)
1 1/2 ounces Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur (3 tablespoons)
1/2 ounce Grand Marnier (1 tablespoon)
Bittersweet chocolate shavings

Fill a shaker half full of ice. Add vodka, white chocolate liqueur and Grand Marnier. Shake well and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with chocolate shavings.

4.  Spiced Carmel Apple Martini

source: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

During the holidays you can order a Spiced Caramel Apple Martini at the Meritage Steakhouse at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in north Phoenix, or you can make one yourself at home.

    1/2 ounce Crown Royal
    1/2 ounce Skyy vodka
    1/2 ounce Concentrated apple juice
    Pinch Ground cinnamon
    Splash Apple Pucker schnapps
    Splash Cranberry juice
    1 slice Caramel-coated apple

Shake all ingredients and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a sugared rim and the caramel-coated apple. Servings: 1 martini.

5. Watermelon Martini

From Cocktail Atlas

2 cups fresh cubed watermelon
8 oz. premium vodka
½ lime
2 oz. simple syrup
lots of ice
2 Tbs. Salt
2 Tbs. Sugar
2 watermelon wedges (for garnish)

Chill two martini glasses with ice. Juice watermelon and add to a shaker. Add vodka, simple syrup and lime juice. Fill the shaker with ice. Give it a good shake. Mix the sugar and salt together on a plate. Dump out the ice from the chilled glasses and dip the rim into the salt and sugar mixture. Strain the shaker mixture into each glass and garnish with a wedge of watermelon

6.  Ouzo Citratini

from Essex Resort

1 ½ oz. ouzo
1 ½ oz. Absolut Citron
1 oz. lemonade

Combine ingredients over ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled martini glass and add a twist of lemon.

7.  Spa-tini a la Oprah

from Oprah’s website

  • 1 ounce Vodka
  • 2 ounces Air Force Nutrisoda
  • Key limes , optional, for garnish
  • Star fruit , optional, for garnish

Combine 1 ounce of vodka with 2 ounces of Air Force Nutrisoda in a martini shaker filled with ice. Shake, pour and enjoy. Garnish with edible flower petals or fresh fruit such as sliced star fruit or key limes.

8.  Creamsicle Martini

from Royal Palms Resort & Spa

  • 1 ½ ounces orange Grey Goose
  • 1 ounce Grand Marnier
  • ½ ounce Half & Half or heavy cream
  • ½ ounce milk
  • Splash of simple syrup

Combine all ingredients in a drink shaker with ice and shake vigorously.  Strain into a martini glass and garnish with an orange peel.

9.  Lavender Martini

From Loft Liqueurs via  YumSugar

1 ounce Loft Lavender Liqueur
3 ounces vodka

  1. Combine vodka and lavender liqueur in a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake vigorously, strain and serve in a martini glass.

10.  Spa-tini at Wildfish Seafood Grille

½ Cucumber, sliced
Pineapple chunks
2 oz Finlandia vodka
1 oz Cointreau
Juice of half a lemon

Muddle the cucumber and pineapple in a cocktail shaker. Add vodka, Cointreau and lemon juice, and shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a cucumber slice.


2 Responses to “The Top 10 Spa Martinis to Beat the Summer Heat”

  1. artofthespa June 6, 2010 at 12:44 am #

    Thanks for the shout out. Love your summer water workout piece.


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