Dirty martini

    1 min

    This is a martini for olive lovers. It can be served on the rocks, or chilled.

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    Serves: 1 

    • 175ml vodka
    • 1 dash dry vermouth
    • 30ml brine from olive jar
    • 4 stuffed green Spanish olives

    Prep:1min  ›  Ready in:1min 

    1. In a cocktail shaker, combine vodka, dry vermouth, brine and olives. Pour into a glass over ice. Either drink on the rocks, or strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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    I am a bartender in Los Angeles. Olive brine (juice) from the jar is not the best way to flavor your dirty martini. If you want the best you should use "Dirty Sue." Dirty Sue is twice filtered olive brine made from premium olives. If you add this to Hank's recipe, you will have a winner.  -  21 Jun 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    a few pointers from a seasoned bartender: most bottled olive brine has a strange artificial taste. i recommend using straight olive juice from a jar of quality olives. the difference between a top shelf vodka or gin and a low end is enormous when drinking a martini. save the cheap stuff for mixed drinks! start with a chilled martini glass, pepto it with vermouth, pour out excess, and mix your liquor and olive juice in a cocktail shaker of ice until ice forms on the outside. strain, garnish, and enjoy. the perfect martin!  -  05 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    YUM! Olive lovers will adore this, others may not. I use 3 Spanish Queen Olives. When you order this in a bar, be sure to specify level of dirtiness you prefer: Very dirty, dirty, slightly dirty. Some bartenders have a heavy hand with the brine and it can ruin what should be a fantstic cocktail! Salud!!  -  02 Sep 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)