Our Best Martinis
From Classic Vermouth to Cachaça, we have a martini for you
While the origin of the martini may be unclear, we know for sure that our bar teams love to make them. The creative masterminds behind our bars enjoy shaking up variations of this classic cocktail. Here are some our favorites at Lettuce restaurants, so you can add them to your must try list.
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The Bamboo Room at The Bamboo Room
Habitation Velier Worthy Park 2005 Jamaican Pot Still Rum, Amontillado Sherry, Bianco Vermouth, Boston Bual Madeira
The Bamboo Room showcases one of our all time favorite rums, Worthy Park Jamaica Pot Still Rum aged for 10 years. To compliment this bold and character forward rum, Amontillado Sherry, Boston Bual Madeira and Bianco Vermouth provide depth and a drinking experience similar to that of a traditional Manhattan.
Beatrix 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.
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.
Black 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 the 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. The Black Velvet Martini is made with vodka or mezcal for a smokier variation.
Classic Martini at Shaw’s Crab House
Grey Goose Vodka or Beefeater Gin, Carpano Bianco Vermouth, Olives or Lemon Peel
This classic cocktails allows your to personalize your martini to best suit you.
Daddy’s Key Lime Pie Martini at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab
This secret recipe martini is off the menu and makes for the perfect after dinner drink. Ask your server or bartender for this cocktail version of Joe’s famous the Key Lime Pie.
Make a reservation at the Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab location nearest you.
Olive Oil Martini at RPM Seafood
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.
Only Fans Martini at Three Dots and a Dash
Brazilian Cachaça, Vanille, Passionfruit, Lemon, Champagne Sidecar
Only Fans Martini is the Three Dots and a Dash take on the “Porn Star Martini” created by Douglas Ankrah at the Townhouse bar in London. Traditionally the Porn Star is made with vanilla vodka, lemon passionfruit and vanilla syrup accompanied by a sidecar of champagne, while our version drops the vanilla syrup and the vodka for Avua’s unaged cachaca (Brazilian Fresh cane juice Pot Still Rum) that is infused with whole Madagascar vanilla beans. The drink is then topped with Collet Brut Champagne.
San-etini at Sushi-san
Nikka Coffey Gin, Junmai Daiginjo Sake, St. Germain, Orange Bitters
This is a saketini that drinks like a martini, by bringing out the austere characteristics of the classic drink without being overly cloying and sweet.
Wild Raspberry Cosmo at Wildfire – Oak Brook, Lincolnshire, Schaumburg, Glenview
New Amsterdam Red Berry Vodka, Dekuyper Triple Sec, Cranberry, Raspberry Syrup
Wildfire adds a raspberry twist to this classic cosmo for a more fruit forward cocktail.