June 19th is National Martini Day, and we’re celebrating the best way we know how—with ice cold, delicious riffs on the classic Martini.

NUE Vodka, an award-winning spirit from Dallas, created three signature cocktails, both for day drinking and nighttime imbibing.

NUE is made from high-quality corn in small batches to ensure every bottle is of the utmost premium quality. The water that is used to make NUE Vodka is treated with reverse osmosis to extract minerals and impurities, which creates an ultra-smooth, clean tasting spirit. If you’re looking to celebrate National Martini Day the right way, mix up one of these delicious NUE Vodka cocktails.

NUE Basil Lemon Drop Martini

NUE Basil Lemon Drop Martini

NUE Basil Lemon Drop Martini

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. NUE Vodka
  • 1 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 1 oz. Simple Syrup
  • 2 Basil Leaves

Preparation: Gently muddle one of the basil leaves in a shaker tin. Add vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup and ice. Shake and strain into a Martini glass and garnish with the second basil leaf.


NUEspresso Martini

NUEspresso Martini

NUEspresso Martini 

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. Nue Vodka
  • 1.5 oz. Cold Brew Coffee
  • .5 oz. Coffee Liqueur
  • .5 oz. Vanilla Syrup
  • Coffee Beans (to Garnish)

Preparation: Add all ingredients, save for the garnish, to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a Martini glass. Garnish with the coffee beans.


NUE Grapefruit Cosmo Spritz Martini

NUE Grapefruit Cosmo Spritz Martini

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NUE Grapefruit Cosmo Spritz Martini

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. NUE Grapefruit Vodka
  • 1 oz. Cranberry Juice
  • .5 oz. Lime Juice
  • .5 oz. Simple Syrup
  • 2 oz. Processo
  • Lime Twist (to Garnish)

Preparation: Add the first four ingredients to a shaker tin with ice. Shake well and add the prosecco. Roll the drink to mix in the prosecco and strain into a Martini glass. Garnish with a lime twist.