Luxe Pistachio Martini Recipe

If James Bond were to trade his classic martini for a more luxurious libation, it would undoubtedly be this luxe pistachio martini. This sophisticated concoction merges the fun, modern pistachio drink popularized by TikTok with the rich, nutty allure of high-end cocktails. It's a drink that exudes elegance and indulgence in every sip, perfect for those seeking a bit of opulence in their glass.

According to Ksenia Prints of At the Immigrant's Table, this Pistachio Martini epitomizes decadence. It's a fusion of velvety smoothness and a burst of nutty flavors that will leave your taste buds in awe.

If you're ready to shake up your cocktail game and move onto martini paradise, grab your shaker, dust off those cocktail glasses, and get ready to impress even the most discerning of palates. It's time to raise a glass to pure pistachio perfection!

Gather the ingredients for a luxe pistachio martini

Begin by gathering some pistachios, unsalted and shelled. Then, procure some pistachio spread, which will provide a rich and creamy texture and be the main flavoring agent of our luxurious drink. If you cannot find pistachio spread, you can also make your own pistachio paste as a replacement.

The other core components include vodka for that perfect kick, whipping cream to add a touch of viscosity, and pistachio liqueur to infuse the drink with an even more robust pistachio flavor. Don't forget to have ice on hand to chill the martini and ensure a refreshing sip.

Prepare the garnish

The first step towards indulging in a delightful creamy pistachio martini is to take a minute to prepare our garnish. Start by grinding the pistachios into a fine powder using a blender or food processor. This step ensures a smooth and consistent pistachio flavor throughout the cocktail. Then, gather (or make) some pistachio spread to brush the edge of a chilled martini glass. By having these components ready, you set the stage for a sensational-looking, pistachio-infused drink.

To dress your glass, brush the edge of a chilled martini glass with the pistachio spread. Dip the glass into the ground pistachio until one side of your glass is pistachio-dusted.

Mix the drink

To create a luscious pistachio cocktail, fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the vodka, the remaining pistachio spread, whipping cream, and pistachio liqueur. Shake the mixture vigorously for a smooth and well-blended drink. You can do this anywhere from 15 to 30 seconds. This step not only combines the flavors but also chills the martini to perfection, ensuring a refreshing sip.

Strain and serve the luxe pistachio martini

Once the pistachio martini is thoroughly shaken, it's time to strain and serve it. Using a fine mesh strainer, carefully strain the cocktail into a chilled martini glass. This step ensures a smooth and elegant presentation by removing any ice or residue.

For an optional finishing touch, consider adding another garnish to elevate the visual appeal of your drink. Sprinkle crushed pistachios over the top of the drink to add a delightful crunch and enhance the pistachio experience. Alternatively, place a whole pistachio on the rim of the glass for an elegant and eye-catching touch.

And now, adorn your nicest green outfit, and put on some smooth jazz for an extra layer of texture and aesthetics to complete your pistachio-infused masterpiece. You can pair it with other pistachio-centered dishes, like a pistachio and feta dip as an appetizer, pasta with pistachios, or pistachio pudding for dessert. Lean back, sip, and enjoy!

Luxe Pistachio Martini Recipe
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Grab a shaker and some pistachios, and get ready to impress even the most discerning of palates with this luxe pistachio martini recipe.
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Total time: 5 minutes
  • 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon pistachio spread, divided
  • ¼ cup pistachios, unsalted and shelled
  • 1½ ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce pistachio liqueur
  • 1 ounce whipping cream
  1. Grind pistachios in a blender or food processor until they become a fine powder.
  2. Brush the edge of a chilled martini glass with 1 teaspoon of the pistachio spread.
  3. Dip the spread-coated edge into the ground pistachios, creating a pistachio-dusted rim.
  4. Combine vodka, 1 tablespoon pistachio spread, whipping cream, and pistachio liqueur in a shaker.
  5. Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously for 15 to 30 seconds.
  6. Strain the cocktail into the prepared, chilled martini glass using a fine mesh strainer.
  7. Optional: Garnish with crushed pistachios or whole pistachio.
Calories per Serving 505
Total Fat 27.4 g
Saturated Fat 7.9 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 31.5 mg
Total Carbohydrates 25.3 g
Dietary Fiber 4.3 g
Total Sugars 14.8 g
Sodium 12.7 mg
Protein 8.9 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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