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My wife likes it dirty. I’m referring of course to her martini. The “dirty” in Dirty Martini is due to the inclusion of olive brine in the drink.

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How to make a Dirty Martini

Dirty Martini’s are as great tasting as they look, especially if you are a fan of olives, which is mandatory for this popular cocktail.

What You’ll Need

To make a dirty martini, you will need a few simple ingredients such as:

  • Gin
  • Dry Vermouth (should be clear)
  • Olives (in brine)

Getting Started

Now that you have all of the ingredients in order, it’s time to make this dirty martini. To get started, follow the simple instructions below.

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  1. In a Boston shaker (or similar cocktail shaker), add 2-3 ice cubes.
  2. Add 2-3 ounces of gin (your preference).
  3. Add 1/4 ounce of dry vermouth.
  4. Add 1/2 ounce of olive brine (the brine in the jar of olives).
  5. Shake until the shaker is cold to the touch.
  6. Pour into a martini glass and garnish with 1-2 olives on a pick and serve.

Note: It is incredibly important to add the olive brine into the shaker and shake. This is not a drink that you can stir it into after the fact.

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A Dirty Martini should be served in a martini glass with olives as a garnish.

There are plenty of types of vermouth but dry vermouth is a clear one which is how you can tell that you have the right one. For gin, a good dry one is the best choice for this drink.

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Dirty Martini
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

My wife likes it dirty. I’m referring of course to her martini. The “dirty” in Dirty Martini is due to the inclusion of olive brine in the drink.

Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: cocktails
Keyword: dirty martini
Servings: 1
Calories: 136 kcal
Author: Mr. Kitchen Magpie
Ingredients
  • 2-3 ounces gin (dry is best)
  • 1/4 ounce dry vermouth (dry is clear)
  • 1/2 ounce olive brine (the brine in the olive jar)
Instructions
  1. In a Boston shaker (or similar cocktail shaker), add 2-3 ice cubes.

  2. Add 2-3 ounces of gin (your preference).

  3. Add 1/4 ounce of dry vermouth.

  4. Add 1/2 ounce of olive brine (the brine in the jar of olives).

  5. Shake until the shaker is cold to the touch.

  6. Pour into a martini glass and garnish with 1-2 olives on a pick and serve.

Recipe Notes

Note: It is incredibly important to add the olive brine into the shaker and shake. This is not a drink that you can stir it into after the fact.

Nutrition Facts
Dirty Martini
Amount Per Serving
Calories 136
% Daily Value*
Sodium 412mg 17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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I don't cook or bake but I do write. I'm the one who gets stuck with the cleaning. I ALSO love my kids, chocolate, my wife and bourbon. The order depends on when you ask. You can find me on Instagram@MrKitchenMagpie

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