What is a dirty martini? NO…there is no dirt in it!
The dirty martini has a pleasant saltiness that is fascinating against the gin and dry vermouth background. "Dirty" simply refers to the addition of olive juice or brine. It's a classic cocktail that is very easy to mix up and one of the most popular variations on the original gin martini.
In 1901, New York bartender John O’Connor found the inspiration for this cocktail and Franklin Roosevelt is credited with making this drink a bar specialty. It is said that during the WW2, he served these to Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill (wonder how many they had!!)
Great creation as I love..really love all the ingredients in this cocktail. Extra olive please! Asking for extra Gin or Vodka would have me under the table after couple of elegantly crafted glasses! And remember what James Bond said..”Shaken, not stirred” ! ENJOY!
2 oz dry gin (or vodka)
½ oz dry vermouth
½ oz olive brine
1. Muddle the olives in the shaker
2. Add the olive brine
3. Add gin and vermouth
4. Add ice and shake vigorously.
5. Double strain into a chilled martini glass.
6. Garnish with olives.