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Dirty Martini

If I had a signature cocktail, it would be a Dirty Martini. This classic drink can be made in many different ways (gin, vodka, up, on the rocks, etc.) and I have mastered my favorite way to make this drink. Pro-tip, teach your significant other how to make it just the way that you like it & you’ll never have to make it for yourself again! Olive brine can really change the flavor of this cocktail depending on the brand so try out a few before you knock it! My favorite is Mezzetta olives, Filthy & Stirrings.

dirty martini

What you need

3oz Gin (I prefer Tanqueray or Rieger)

1-1.5oz olive brine (my favorite is straight out of the olive jar)

Splash of vermouth


How to make

Chill the martini glass in the freezer while preparing. Mix ingredients in a cocktail shaker over ice. Shake. Shake well. Let the shaker sit for about 1 minute before pouring it into a chilled glass. Garnish with your favorite olives.

dirty martini

***hand stuffing Spanish queen olive with a piece of blue cheese is a GAME CHANGER. Mix a crumbling blue cheese with a dash of gin and pipe into the middle of the olive.




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