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