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Cocktail • Savoury

Lori’s Martini Navratilova

Lori Sokoluk, Habanero Consulting Inc.
Lori Sokoluk

Project Manager

My husband invented this cocktail a number of years ago. The beet juice provides a ruby red color that goes well with the season. He likes to garnish it with an olive to add a pop of green to go with the red!

Martini Navratilova


For 2 cocktails

  • 4 ounces vodka
  • ½ ounces triple sec
  • ½ ounces vermouth
  • About 2 ounces pickled beet juice
  • Olive or pickled beet for garnish


Step 1

Put martini glasses in the freezer.

Step 2

Put all the liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.

Step 3

Shake well.

Step 4

Remove glasses from freezer.

Step 5

Place either a green olive (for Christmasy contrast) or a pickled beet (for more sweetness) in each glass.

Step 6

Pour the shaken cocktail into the glasses.

Photos from Lori

Two short-stemmed martini glasses, each half full with a red cocktail and an olive.
Twin glasses of ruby-red Martini Navratilova.

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