Martini Royale Cocktail Recipe

A spritz cocktail, the Martini Royale is a light sweet and sour drink for aperitivo o’clock.

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This Martini Royale cocktail is a very unique aperitif drink, ideal to enjoy before a meal or while dinner is cooking or while all the guests arrive.

It boasts the perfect balance between sweetness and sourness, with a touch of citrus from limes and aromatic freshness from mint.

Like our Martini Spritz, this Martini Royale is a lovely variation on the Spritz cocktail family. A very refreshing and bubbly aperitivo drink prepare the appetite before the main meal.

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What Is An Aperitivo?

Aperitivo is a lovely Mediterranean tradition, popular in Italy, Spain and Greece.

Its roots consists one of the main philosophical pillars of the Mediterranean diet, which is slow food and good conversations around a table.

Aperitivo is usually served before lunch or dinner. It features salty appetizers ( like cured meats), cheeses, olives, and almost any small finger food, alongside some drinks like vermouth, beer or wine.

Anything light works like this Martini Royal, a Martini Fiero, Martini Spritz, and Aperol Spritz.

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What Goes Into A Martini Royale?

Prosecco wine  This cocktail is usually made with Prosecco wine, an Italian sparkling wine. However, other sparkling wines like Cava or champagne will work.

Make sure to select a wine that is not too sweet. Brut nature, extra brut or brut are ideal since the Martini Bianco is already extremely sweet.

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Martini Bianco — Also known as “bianchissimo” (or extra white). Martini Bianco consists of a sweet vanilla flower with other botanicals notes over a base of white wine.

Lime The juice of one lime for a touch of citrus and aroma.

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Mint — To garnish but to also add the final touches of aroma.

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Useful Equipment To Make A Martini Spritz Cocktail

Wine goblet — Or any glasses preferred

Cocktail spoon — To stir

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Martini Royale Recipe

Print Recipe
5 from 7 votes
Martini Royale, a spritz cocktail with a very unique flavor fo your aperitivo cocktail lineup.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Cocktails



  • 3 oz Martini Bianco
  • 3 oz Prosecco wine
  • 1 oz lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 spin mint leaves for garnish
  • 1 lime wedge for garnish
  • Crushed ice cubes


Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 132mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 66IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 1
Calories: 183kcal


  • Best consumed right after making it.
  • You can substitute Prosecco wine with Cava or champagne.
  • Do not substitute lime juice with bottled lime juice, only freshly squeezed juice will do.
  • To smack or slap the mint: Place the mint leaves or sprig in one hand and gently smack it with the other warm up and release the oils.


  • Fill 3/4 of a wine goblet with crushed ice (preferable big chunks).
  • Add the freshly squeezed lime juice.
  • Add the Martini Bianco.
  • Add the Prosecco and mix gently with the cocktail spoon.
  • Snack the mint so it releases the aromas before adding it in the glass.
  • Finish with a lime wedge.
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