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Classic Martini at Shaw's Chicago

Our Best Martinis

From Classic Vermouth to Cachaça, we have a martini for you

The Martini is having a moment! From martini fashion and beauty trends to the Espresso Martini popping up on cocktail menus across the country, the drink has been everywhere this year. While the origin of the martini may be unclear, we know for sure that Lettuce’s creative cocktail masterminds love shaking things up when it comes to making them. Here are some our favorites to add to your must-try list.

Planning a group outing and looking for more than martinis? Check out our group drinks guide!

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Beatrix Espresso MartiniBeatrix Espresso Martini at Beatrix
Ceres Vodka, Beatrix Coffee Roasters Voyager Espresso, Coffee Liqueur, Licor 43, Demerara 

The Espresso Martini at Beatrix features pulls of Voyager Espresso Roast by Beatrix Coffee Roasters, Beatrix’s own in-house coffee line, as well as Ceres Vodka, a locally produced, 100% Illinois yellow corn vodka sourced from Chicago Distilling Co, a women-owned & family operated producer. Additionally, the use of Licor 43 adds notes of vanilla and orange zest, which provide a beautiful, creamy sensation without the addition of dairy. 

Make a reservation at the Beatrix location nearest you

House Martini at MiruHouse Martini at Miru
Ki No Bi Dry Gin, Oka Kura Bermutto Sake Vermouth, St. Germain, Lemon

Miru’s martini stands out from the rest as it’s made with rice-based sake vermouth, which along with the other ingredients gives this martini a botanical, floral and citrus-forward flavor profile.

Make a reservation at Miru

Mon Ami Gabi's Black Velvet MartiniBlack Velvet Martini at Mon Ami Gabi – Lincoln Park
Vodka or Mezcal, Espresso, Mr. Black Coffee Liqueur, Demerara, Crème de Cacao

Mon Ami Gabi uses fresh espresso to keep its Black Velvet Martini from tasting bitter. The Mr. Black Coffee Liqueur is made with cold brew coffee which gives a powerful punch to the clean smoky flavor that comes from the demerara. Choose to mix it up with either vodka or mezcal, for a smokier variation.

Make a reservation at Mon Ami Gabi

Olive Oil Martini at RPM ItalianOlive Oil Martini at RPM Seafood and RPM Italian
Infused Ketel One, Thyme, Rosemary, Marinated Olives

This martini is premium Ketel One Vodka infused with the 2022 Primolio Giachi first press olive oil imported from Florence. It is then infused with rosemary and thyme and served with a side of marinated Italian olives.  

Make a reservation at RPM Seafood or RPM Italian

Tini Tower with Tini for Two and RPM Petite Seafood Tower at happy hour at RPM Steak

Tini for Two at RPM Steak
During happy hour (Monday – Friday, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM), snag a seat at RPM Steak’s show-stopping bar and order the Tini for Two for $20, available served in Dirty, Espresso or Lemon Drop fashion. Pile on even more fun by ordering the RPM Petite Seafood Tower, served with Alaskan King Crab Legs, Lobster, Oysters and Prawn, topped with the Tini for Two, plus select other bar snacks starting at $10. Available at the bar only.
Make a reservation at RPM Steak

Classic Martini at Shaw's ChicagoClassic Martini at Shaw’s Crab House
Grey Goose Vodka or Beefeater Gin, Carpano Bianco Vermouth, Olives or Lemon Peel

This classic cocktail allows you to personalize your martini to suit your tastes.

Make a reservation at Shaw’s Crab House – Chicago | Make a reservation at Shaw’s Crab House – Schaumburg

Try it at home! Our bartenders share Shaw’s martini recipes for you to try. Give the Shaw’s Classic Martini or Shaw’s Espresso Martini a shake at home.

Tropical Dreams Martini at Summer House

Tropical Dreams Martini at Summer House Restaurants
Sunny Vodka, Pamplemousse Liqueur, Habanero Honey

This martini is an irresistible journey to paradise. The blend of bittersweet pamplemousse liqueur, coupled with a fiery habanero kick, promises to transport your taste buds on a distinctive and flavorful adventure.

Make a reservation at the Summer House location nearest you

Don’t miss Martini Hour at Summer House – Lincoln Park, Mondays – Fridays from 4:00 – 6:00 PM (at the bar only)!

Olive Oil Martini at The OakvilleOlive Oil Martini at The Oakville Grill & Cellar
Infused Ketel One, Meyer Lemon, Rosemary, Thyme, Marinated Olives

Make a reservation at The Oakville Grill & Cellar

Tre Cocktail at Bar Tre Dita at The St. Regis Chicago

Tre Martini at Bar Tre Dita and Tre Dita
Piucinque Italian gin, Contratto bianco, Lorenzo inga gavi di gavi grappa, lemon

Tre Dita, Italian for “three fingers”—a nod to the precise thickness of an authentic Bistecca All Fiorentina steak—is a love letter to Italy. Bar Tre Dita’s signature Tre, is an Italian spin on a martini that features, fittingly, three parts: Italian gin, bianca vermouth and grappa, a palate-pleasing brandy.

Make a reservation at Bar Tre Dita

Enjoy this Tuscan tipple at home with the recipe for the Tre Martini.

Wildfire Raspbery martini

Wild Raspberry Cosmo at Wildfire – Oak Brook, Lincolnshire, Schaumburg, Glenview, Eden Prairie, MN and Tysons, VA
New Amsterdam Red Berry Vodka, Dekuyper Triple Sec, Cranberry, Raspberry Syrup

Along with its Espresso Tini, Wildfire offers two fruit-forward twists on the classic Cosmo with its Wild Raspberry Cosmo and the Mango Tini, made with Pinnacle vodka, mango liqueur and purée, and cranberry and pineapple juices.

Make a reservation at the Wildfire location nearest you.


Bellinitini at Di Pescara
Peach Liqueur, Peach Purée, Moscato

The Bellinitini was made for peach lovers. Each sip is packed with the aroma and sweet juiciness of peaches.

Make a reservation at Di Pescara

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