Dirty Martini Recipe

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The Martini is pretty much as classic and iconic as cocktails get. Everybody knows it, and any good bar should be able to make a good one. However, there are a wide range of Martinis to choose from; like the classic Dry Martini, the standard bearer among recipes and variations, the 50/50 Martini, which combines equals parts gin and dry vermouth, and the Perfect Martini, which splits the vermouth between sweet and dry. But today we’re focusing on the savoury and controversial Dirty Martini. 

The Dirty Martini is believed to have originated in 1901, made with salty olive brine. Throw in it's garnish that doubles as a snack, and there’s just so much to like about this tried-and-true cocktail.

Prep time: 2 Minutes

Nutrition: 161 Calories

Servings: 1

  • 2 1/2 ounces gin or vodka

  • 1/2 ounce dry vermouth

  • 1/2 ounce olive brine

  • Garnish: 2 to 4 olives

  1. Add the gin or vodka, vermouth and olive brine to a mixing glass filled with ice and stir until well-chilled.

  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

  3. Garnish with a skewer of olives.