The Dirty Martini is of course a variation on the classic, but with huge cultural prominence. Often ordered in TV shows and movies, and yet a lot of people simply have no idea what the drink is. It is in essence, a classic Vodka Martini with added juice from the olive jar, making the drink cloudy, and changing its flavour.


Chilled Cocktail (Martini) Glass


  • 2oz (60 ml) Vodka
  • ¼oz (10 ml) Dry Vermouth
  • ¼oz (10 ml) Olive juice


Pour all ingredients into mixing glass with ice cubes, stir well. Strain in chilled martini glass. Garnish with green olive.

While the IBA recipe lists a single olive, it seems the Dirty Martini is the perfect time to add a few more, with its olive flavour. Always add an odd number on the pick, one or three looks great, two or four for some reason has never looked right to me!

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