Celebuzz Cocktail Hour: Celebrate National Martini Day with Ketel One Vodka

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This Sunday (June 19, 2016) you will be able to toast to National Martini Day with some delicious Ketel One vodka cocktails.

National Martini Day happens every Friday at my house, but we’re going to do it up extra special this week with these mouth-watering martini recipes from Ketel One.

We have martini recipes that will please just about anyone — the Ketel One Ultimate Martini, the Ketel One Smoky Martini, the Ketel One Dirty Martini, and for a bit of summer flare, the Ketel One Pomegranate Martini.

Ketel One Ultimate Martini

Ketel One Ultimate Martini

Ingredients:
1.25 oz Ketel One® Vodka
.25 oz of Vermouth

Method:
Stir with ice in a mixing glass and strain into a rocks glass over one large ice cube or a martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
Note: Can be tailored to personal taste with the addition of olive brine or specialty olives.


Ketel One Smoky Martini

Ketel One Smoky Martini

Ingredients:
1.5 oz Ketel One® Vodka
Rinse of Lagavulin® or Oban® Scotch Whisky

Method:
Rinse old fashioned glass with scotch. Shake Ketel One Vodka with ice and strain into glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.


Ketel One Pomegranate Martini

Ketel One Pomegranate Martini

Ingredients:
1 oz Ketel One Citroen® Flavored Vodka
0.75 oz pomegranate liqueur
0.5 oz fresh lemon sour
0.25 oz pomegranate juice
1 piece orange twist

Method:
Shake with ice in a cocktail shaker. Serve straight up in a martini glass. Garnish with an orange twist.


Ketel One Ultimate Dirty Martini

Ketel One Ultimate Dirty Martini

Ingredients:
1.5 oz. Ketel One Vodka
1 oz. olive brine
1 whole blue cheese stuffed olive

Method:
Shake with ice in a cocktail shaker. Serve straight up in a martini glass. Garnish with a blue cheese stuffed olive.


Ketel One is celebrating the 325th Anniversary of the Nolet Family Distillery. Joannes Nolet first opened his family distillery’s doors in Schiedam, Holland in 1691. Passed down from father to son for 11 generations, the Nolet family has maintained the highest standards in crafting the world’s finest spirits. To commemorate 325 years of distilling excellence at the Nolet Family Distillery, Ketel One® vodka is proud to announce the release of a limited-edition bottle and new brand campaign. Additionally, Carl Nolet Sr., 10th Generation Master Distiller and Creator of Ketel One vodka, will host a global celebration at the Nolet Family Distillery in May.

“Our father has always taught us, as his father did before him, ‘Quality before everything,’” said Carl Nolet Jr., 11th Generation of the Nolet Family. “We are honored to join our father and family this year as we reflect proudly on the past and look towards an exciting future for Ketel One vodka.”

The Nolet Family Distillery 325th Anniversary Bottle by Ketel One® vodka, a limited-edition one-liter bottle, is now available nationwide. The commemorative bottle is dressed in copper matte plating as a nod to the important role copper pot distillation plays in creating Ketel One vodka. The ironwork-inspired design featured on the front and back of the bottle represents the actual ironwork above the entrance to the distillery in Holland. For the first time, the 11th generation, Carl Nolet Jr. and Bob Nolet, will have their signatures featured on the bottle. “Every bottle is signed for a reason – it is our promise to every consumer that they will find the same high quality liquid in every bottle of Ketel One,” said Nolet Jr.

Please remember to drink responsibly, and do not drink and drive!