This Dirty Martini Recipe ml has a pleasant saltiness due to the olive juice, which is where the cocktail inherits its name.
If you prefer to add more olive juice, like I do, add as much as you would like! I love that saltiness taste that olives have. You may need to try making this a couple of times until you can find the right balance for you, whether that be less vodka, more vermouth, or more olive juice. You must use high end liquor for this (or gin if you prefer). The brine gives the drink a scummy color. This dirty martini is best served with olive inside it and a nice martini glass.
I loved drinking these with my cousin at Indochine in NYC. We would go to dinner there and after head for a night out at ACME in the Noho area. I would always order a martini at indochine, although an upscale Vietnamese restaurant, surprisingly made delicious martinis.
What you will need
Gin or Vodka: There is much confusion whether to use gin or vodka for a dirty martini. The answer is simple: you can use either one! I love using Tito's vodka or Hendricks gin.
Vermouth: Vermouth is a fortified wine that gives the cocktail a nice kick and makes it even stronger.
Olive brine: This is the juice that can be found inside an olive jar. I love making mine extra dirty by adding more olive brine.
Instructions to make Dirty Martini Recipe ml
- Pour the vodka, vermouth, and olive juice in a mixing glass or shaker. Fill with ice.
- Stir well or shake (if you are James Bond).
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass or drink on the rocks.
- Garnish with 1 to 3 olives.