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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: American
Servings: 1
Calories: 136 kcal
  • 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)
  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.