Caperberry Vodka Martini 

Caperberry Vodka Martini 



A strong drink with a clean finish and a tasty cocktail for the weekend! This Caperberry Vodka Martini is a great alternative to a classic dirty martini.  


Two caperberry vodka martinis on a marble slab 


A Deliciously Crunchy Garnish

We have never shied away from a strong cocktail. In fact, our classic weekend cocktail is often a Dirty Vodka Martini. But sometimes you just have to switch things up and this caperberry martini is a terrific alternative!

Although capers are used more frequently in the kitchen, caperberries make an incredible addition to a cocktail. They have a smoother finish than capers but they are just as salty and briny with a fun crunch. 



  • Vodka This basically tasteless spirit lends itself perfectly to the tangy brine. 
  • Caperberry Brine  –  Bright and salty this brine is lighter than olive brine and makes this drink easy to drink. 
  • Dry Vermouth  – The subtle flavors in dry vermouth smooth out the kick from the vodka, making you go for sip after sip. 
  • Caperberries  –  Salty with a nice crunch, garnishing with a caperberry or two adds a little surprise at the end.


FAQ & Caperberry Vodka Martini Tips:

  • What is the difference between a caper and a caperberry? 

    • Capers are the flower buds; however, if it is left to bloom, the capers turn into a fruit, which are caperberries. They are then pickled just like capers. 
  • Can capers be used in place of the caperberries? 

    • Absolutely. Just use the brine from the capers as directed and add a few capers to the bottom of your glasses or you can put them on a cocktail pick for easier eating. 
  • Tip 1: Shake, don’t stir. 

    • Although there is some debate (thanks James Bond!), we recommend shaking your drink with a cocktail shaker. It allows the martini to get extra cold. 
  • Tip 2: Serve extra cold

    • A vodka martini is best served extra cold. After shaking your drinks until a frost covers the outside of the cocktail shaker, pour (while straining the ice), and serve immediately with your garnish.


Swap the Olives!

We will be honest, sometimes we are in the mood for nice salty olives in our martinis and keep it traditional.  However, from time to time we now also crave the crunchy addition of a caperberry and we have a feeling you will feel the same after trying this Caperberry Vodka Martini. Cheers!

Finally, if you have made this caperberry martini, we would love to hear what you think! Please comment down below  and be sure to rate the recipe. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Thanks so much!


Ingredients for a caperberry vodka martini on a white background  Pouring the caperberry brine into a cocktail shaker filled with vodka, dry vermouth, and ice cubes for a caperberry vodka martini

Straining the ice while pouring a caperberry vodka martini into a glass  Overhead shot of a caperberry vodka martini

Two caperberry vodka martinis  Two caperberry vodka martinis



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Two Caperberry Vodka Martinis

Caperberry Vodka Martini 

  • Author: Meatless Makeovers
  • Prep Time: 2 min.
  • Cook Time: 0 min.
  • Total Time: 2 min.
  • Yield: 2 Drinks 1x
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Method: Shake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


A smooth and tangy dirty martini with a fun garnish. Swap the olives and try this Caperberry Vodka Martini recipe instead for a twist.


  • 4 Shots Vodka
  • 1 Shot Caperberry Brine (Not Vinegar)
  • 2 Tbsp Vegan Dry Vermouth
  • 68 Ice Cubes
  • 2 Caperberries (or more!) for Garnish


  1. Place your glassware into the freezer if desired.
  2. Pour all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with the ice.
  3. Cover and shake the drink vigorously for 1 minute.
  4. Strain the drink evenly into two glasses and garnish with a caperberry. Enjoy!


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Keywords: Caperberry Vodka Martini, Dirty Vodka Martini Recipe


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