Dirty Martini

Here are three ways of making a dirty martini – the classic version made with olive juice, a variation made with muddled olives in place of juice, and the “dirtier” version using both olive and onion juice.

Dirty Martini

Dirty Martini

Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Here are three recipes for making the perfect dirty martini: olive juice, olive and onion juice combined and muddled olives.

Ingredients

  • 3-1/2 ounces gin (or vodka)
  • 1/2 ounce dry vermouth
  • 1/2 ounce olive juice
  • Large pimento-stuffed olives

Instructions

  1. Fill a mixing glass with ice and add the gin, vermouth and olive juice. Stir, strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with olives.

Notes

Muddled Variation:

Muddle 2 olives in the bottom of a mixing glass. Fill with ice, add the vermouth and gin (omit the olive juice), stir and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with olives.

"Dirtier" Variation:

Fill a mixing glass with ice and add the gin, vermouth and, in addition to the olive juice, add 1/2 ounce cocktail onion juice. Stir, strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a combination of olives and cocktail onions.