Martian Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:10

Created by

Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Martian cocktail is a drink that was first created by the legendary bartender, Mix Master Mars, who worked at the renowned Intergalactic Bar. This cocktail quickly gained popularity among space travelers and adventurers, becoming a staple at bars across the galaxy. The drink is known for its otherworldly flavors and vibrant colors, making it a favorite among those seeking a taste of the cosmos.

  • Mix Master Mars was inspired by the beauty of the Martian landscape and the spirit of exploration.
  • The Intergalactic Bar is a famous establishment frequented by beings from all corners of the universe.
  • The Martian cocktail is often enjoyed during celebrations of successful space missions and discoveries.

How Martian Tastes?

The Martian cocktail offers a unique blend of flavors that are both sweet and sour, with a hint of bitterness. The drink is light and refreshing, with a subtle effervescence that tickles the palate. The combination of fruity and herbal notes creates a complex and intriguing taste experience.

Interesting facts about Martian

  • The Martian cocktail is named after the planet Mars, which is known for its striking red appearance and mysterious allure.
  • The drink's vibrant colors are said to represent the various layers of the Martian atmosphere.
  • Some believe that enjoying a Martian cocktail can bring good luck on space voyages and interstellar adventures.


A few good options for Martian are:

  • Grey Goose
  • Belvedere
  • Khor
  • Smirnoff

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  • The 1.5 oz of Vodka is the backbone of this interstellar journey, providing a smooth, neutral base that allows the other flavors to shine. Too much, and we risk a cosmic crash-landing from overpowering alcohol. Too little, and the cocktail might just float away into space.

Emma Rose

Blue Curacao

  • 0.5 oz Blue Curacao adds a touch of the exotic with its vibrant color and subtle orange flavor, reminding us of distant, mysterious planets. Replace it with Triple Sec if you want to keep things a bit more down-to-Earth but lose the galactic blue hue.

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Cranberry Juice

  • With 2 oz of Cranberry Juice, it's like a beacon of life in the cosmos, adding tartness and color that can't be missed. Missing this would leave you stranded in a flavor vacuum.

Mary Mitkina

Lime Juice

  • 0.5 oz Lime Juice injects a burst of acidity, like a shooting star zipping through the cocktail galaxy, balancing sweetness with its sour edge. No lime juice, no cosmic balance!

Emma Rose

Simple Syrup

  • 0.5 oz Simple Syrup is the sweet gravity that holds all these Martian ingredients together. If it’s absent, your taste buds might just float off into bitter space.

Alex Green

Club Soda

  • A splash, precisely 1 oz of Club Soda, adds the effervescence of a supernova, without it, the cocktail lacks the sparkle of the stars.

Mary Mitkina


  • 1 cup of Ice
    • it's not just frozen water; it's the asteroid field chilling the journey to perfection. Without it, prepare for a lukewarm trek across the Milky Way.

Emma Rose

Mint Leaves

  • The 3 Mint Leaves are like a whisper from an alien garden, adding a fresh, herby note. Overlook these, and the drink just might lose its otherworldly whisper.

Alex Green

Garnish: 1 Lime Wheel

  • The Lime Wheel serves as both a visual and flavorful satellite, orbiting the edge of your glass, offering a hint of flavor and a garnish of greenery.

Mary Mitkina

Recipe. How to make Martian Drink

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add the vodka, blue curacao, cranberry juice, lime juice, and simple syrup to the shaker.
  3. Shake well until chilled and combined.
  4. Strain the mixture into a glass filled with fresh ice.
  5. Top with club soda and gently stir.
  6. Garnish with mint leaves and a lime wheel.

Pro Tips

  • Shake the cocktail shaker vigorously to ensure all ingredients are well mixed.
  • Use fresh lime juice for a more authentic and refreshing taste.
  • Chill the glass before serving to keep the cocktail cool for longer.

Perfect Pairings


  • Bruschetta: The acidity and freshness of the lime and cranberry would complement the tomato and basil.
  • Shrimp Cocktail: The crispness of the cocktail cuts through the seafood's richness.
  • Cheese Platter: Specifically go for mild cheeses, which won't overpower the cocktail's delicate flavors.

Main Courses

  • Grilled Chicken: The citrus notes in the cocktail would enhance the flavors of the chicken.
  • Fish Tacos: A perfect match for the tangy and fruity notes of the 'Martian'.
  • Vegetarian Sushi Rolls: The light and fresh flavors would pair well without overwhelming the sushi.


  • Lemon Sorbet: To cleanse the palate and echo the citrusy notes.
  • Fruit Tarts: Their sweetness can be a nice contrast to the cocktail's sharpness.

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What you could change in Martian

  • Vodka: Can be replaced with gin for a different flavor profile.
  • Blue Curacao: Triple Sec or another orange liqueur can be used as a substitute.
  • Cranberry Juice: Can be replaced with pomegranate juice or raspberry juice.

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And of course - twists🍹

Green Martian

  • Swap the blue curacao for Midori to give the cocktail an eerie, alien green color, while adding a sweet melon flavor that's out of this world.

Red Planet

  • Replace cranberry juice with pomegranate juice and Blue Curacao with Raspberry Liqueur for a cosmic exploration that would make even the Red Planet envious.

Cosmic Cooler

  • Muddle in some cucumber slices and replace club soda with tonic water for a refreshing drink that feels like a cool breeze from the dark side of the moon.

In case you forgot basics how to make Martian

The basic composition of simple syrup is relatively straightforward – a 1:1 ratio of sugar and water. This mixture is heated until the sugar dissolves, resulting in a clear, sweet syrup.

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Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Insert the spoon into the glass until it touches the bottom. Keep the back of the spoon against the inside wall of the glass, and stir in a smooth, circular motion. The goal is to swirl the ice and ingredients together without churning or splashing.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Martian

What is the alcohol content of this cocktail?

Given that it has 1.5 oz of Vodka and 0.5 oz of Blue Curacao, the alcohol content can vary based on the specific brands of alcohol used, but it is typically around 10%

What glassware is used typically to serve the Martian cocktail?

The Martian cocktail is typically served in a highball glass.

What is the ideal temperature for serving the Martian cocktail?

This cocktail is best served chilled. Ideally, you should keep the glass and the ingredients in the fridge before mixing the cocktail.

Can the Martian cocktail be made in a batch for parties?

Yes, you can make a large batch of the Martian cocktail for a party. However, remember to add the club soda just before serving to retain the drink's effervescence.

Can I use dried mint leaves instead of fresh ones?

Fresh mint leaves are generally preferred for their flavor and aroma, but if they're not available, you can use dried mint as a garnish instead.

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