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Dirty Martini Recipe

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Dirty Martini

Dirty Martini

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The Dirty Martini is a classic that is a simple, and popular, variation of the original Martini. The dirty part comes from the use of olive juice, which is really nice with a quality gin and vermouth.

You can make this drink as dirty as you like, just add or subtract the amount of juice. It may take a few Dirty Martinis to find the balance that is perfect from your taste. The amounts below are a good range to begin in.

Many people prefer to use the brine or juice that is in a jar of olives. Why not? If you have olives, you have juice right there. However, there are also a number of juices that are bottled separately from olives, Dirty Sue is a favorite for many people.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail


  • 2 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1/2 ounce dry vermouth
  • 1/4-1/2 ounce olive juice, to taste
  • Olive for garnish


  1. Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice.
  2. Stir.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with an olive.

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 4 out of 5
Dirty Martini, Member Robinrfox

Great advice given by everyone who has experience to offer. I am learning so much about martini's. I had no idea that there is an actual olive juice for the dirty martini. Than you for the information.

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