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5 April, 2013

Double Black Diamond Martini at Firebird’s Grill

Comments : 18 Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Durham - NC on by : The Gourmez

Double Black Diamond Martini
Southpoint, Durham

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This martini doesn’t have a long list of ingredients, but classic martinis never do, subsisting on quality liquor with a personalized touch of what gets the drinker’s juices flowing whether vermouth, blue-cheese-stuffed olives, or cocktail onions. The Double Black Diamond martini is even simpler than that, just Svedka citron vodka infused with fresh pineapple for 21 days and shaken up before pouring into the glass. In fact, you can see that infusion happening in the bar of most Firebird locations, layers of pineapple rings in a glass jug filled with vodka. It’s gorgeous to look at on the bar and in the glass.

This martini is a wonderfully smooth and potent drink. The pineapple coats your throat with some grit, making the lightly citrus vodka a pleasure to sip throughout a meal. If you’re worried straight vodka would be too much for you, see if the Double Black Diamond can’t change your mind.


Reviewed 20 Jan 13.


18 thoughts on : Double Black Diamond Martini at Firebird’s Grill

  • Anonymous
    September 13, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    This drink is delicious!!! Trying to make at home, but it’s just not the same.

    • The Gourmez
      September 13, 2018 at 11:12 pm

      Are they still making it? It is delicious, so I would not be surprised.

      • Melanie
        May 3, 2020 at 12:04 am

        Yessss I just had it carry out for our anniversary.

  • September 25, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    On the Firebird’s Grill website, they say they use New Amsterdam Pineapple Vodka.

    • The Gourmez
      September 25, 2018 at 1:49 pm

      It may very well have changed since I wrote this post, Kimberly! It’s been 5 years. Thanks for the update! Glad it’s still tasting great no matter what vodka is used.

  • Lisa
    June 19, 2019 at 1:27 am

    How many calories in this drink?

    • becca
      August 6, 2019 at 6:40 am

      I have no idea!

  • July 3, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    Absolutely the smoothest straight vodka cocktail I’ve ever had. It was so delicious, I had to have a second, and I now have the citrus vodka soaking in the pineapple layered glass container in the refridgerater, waiting for the 21st day.

    • becca
      August 6, 2019 at 6:40 am

      Excellent, Bill. Let me know how it turns out!

  • Hmm
    November 11, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    I had this as well it was amazing. Trying to make mine at home right now. Does this need to be refrigerated? A friend said it didn’t but read it should. Anyone know?

    • becca
      November 13, 2019 at 5:02 am

      The alcohol content likely makes it okay to not refrigerate while infusing…but you can always do so to make sure.

  • Laurie Passione
    March 6, 2020 at 9:45 am

    I had my first one last night at the Firebird restaurant in Cranberry. I’ve never had a better martini in my life.

    • becca
      April 15, 2020 at 12:06 am

      There’s a reason they’ve kept it on the menu for a decade!

  • Bradley T Westfall
    April 18, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    Last year I had my first pineapple martini at Firebirds in Nashville. It was amazing. I asked the waitress about it. So, I have bought New Amsterdam pineapple vodka, cut a pineapple and it has been in a glass container in the frig for 20 days. It was really strong just drinking the vodka as a martini. I tasted a piece of the pineapple and got a buzz almost immediately just from a bite of pineapple. I got a little creative and this is what I did. I put the vodka with a few slices of the pineapple in the blender and added half as much pineapple juice. With adding the pineapple juice it was still too strong. I blended it and it formed some froth. I shook the mixture with ice and poured into a chilled glass. I just used a rocks glass but a martini glass would be good as well Holly cow…..it is amazing. I asked a couple neighbors if they wanted to try it. They went crazy over it. The drink still had a pretty good kick so I added a splash of club soda. That cut the sweetness and the vodka kick perfect.
    Give it a try. It will do until my next visit to Firebirds.

  • becca
    June 17, 2020 at 12:04 am

    Great experimenting, Bradley!

  • Angela
    November 15, 2021 at 6:10 pm

    What is the ratio and correct vodka to use?

  • Robin
    January 22, 2023 at 4:07 am

    How long will a black diamond martini last in fridge. No ice..I’ve had for one week.

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