I love martinis but I really love dirty martinis. I something about the olive brine that makes a nice drink. While this is a simple recipe, bartenders around the world screw it up. Either the Dirty Martini has too much olive brine or it only has a splash. For the perfect Dirty you need to get the olive brine just right.
Here is a pic of the first Dirty Martini on my new bar.
Vodka Dirty Martini
- 2 oz of your favorite Vodka
- 1/2 oz Dry Vermouth
- 1 oz Olive Brine
- 2 large olives
Mix the ingredients in a shaker and strain into a chilled martini glass. Yep that is it. The real secret is the amount of each ingredient.
I made a few and I tried using Olive stuffed with jalapenos and garlic. Wow, it was a magnificent drink. The garlic and jalapenos really added to the olive brine. The flavors came through in the cocktail. I recommend trying olives stuffed with various other things besides pimentos. I bet a blue cheese stuffed olive would be amazing too.
To make a traditional Gin Dirty Martini just substitute Gin for the vodka.