Bitter Noir Martini

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1 Beginner 5 min 0 min 5 min

Journey into the elegant blend of East meets West with this vodka-cola martini, kissed by bitters and crowned with an olive.

Did you know?

Martinis, originally made with gin, found their vodka twist during the vodka craze in the 1950s.

Gather round, connoisseurs of the cocktail craft, as we journey into the intriguing abyss of a Bitter Noir Martini. Born from the harmonious clash of the East and the West, this cocktail is a symphony of Russian-origin vodka and the quintessentially American cola, finished with a palette-awakening bitter twist.

Imagine sipping on this concoction in a dimly lit lounge, a throwback to the speakeasies of the 1920s Prohibition era, where mystery and elegance went hand in hand. The olive garnish is not just a whimsical nod to tradition; it brings a briny counterpoint to the light and chilled liquid symphony. Every sip tells a tale of time-tested customs meeting modern interpretations in the world of mixology.


To transform the simple into the sublime, you need the right ingredients. A chilled martini glass forms the canvas for our Bitter Noir Martini.

The star here is the vodka—a spirit that has journeyed from the stark winters of Russia to become a staple in bars worldwide.

  • 50 ml vodka
  • 100 ml premium cola
  • 10 ml aromatic bitters
  • Ice (as needed)
  • 1 pitted green olive for garnish


With sublime simplicity, this cocktail can be yours to enjoy in just a few steps. Prepare to impress!

  1. Fill the martini glass with ice to chill while you prepare the drink.
  2. In a mixing glass filled with ice, pour in the vodka and aromatic bitters.
  3. Stir gently to chill and dilute slightly, then discard the ice from the martini glass.
  4. Strain the vodka and bitters mixture into the chilled martini glass.
  5. Top with premium cola, and garnish with a single green olive on a cocktail pick.

Add some extra love

To add a bit of showmanship, twist the cocktail pick holding the olive over the glass to release a few drops of brine, adding an extra layer of flavor.

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