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How to Make a Dirty Martini


Why Is It Called a Dirty Martini?

A dirty martini is a classic martini that has a splash of the juice from the olive garnish added. The addition of the murky olive juice gives the martini a cloudy appearance.

What’s In a Dirty Martini?

  • 1 part vodka/gin
  • Splash vermouth
  • Splash olive juice

How to Make a Dirty Martini

For best results chill vodka/gin, vermouth, olives, martini glass, and glass pitcher or stainless steel shaker.

Fill glass pitcher or shaker three-quarters with cracked ice.

Add a splash of vermouth. The less vermouth used, the dryer the martini. If you like your martini extra dry, add the vermouth, shake to coat the ice with it, then discard the vermouth.

Add vodka or gin. Gently stir or shake the liquid over the ice cubes. Shake does not mean vigorously but rather a gentle swirling action.

Strain liquid into chilled martini glass. Add a splash of the juice from olives. Garnish as desired.

Favorite Vodkas and Gins for Classic Martini

Grey Goose® Vodka: “Grey Goose vodka is a celebration of extraordinary character, from its creation through to the last sip of the perfect martini.”

Absolut® Vodka: “ABSOLUT VODKA is made exclusively from natural ingredients, and unlike other vodkas, it doesn’t contain any added sugar. In fact ABSOLUT is as pure as vodka can be. Still, that purity has a certain taste: Rich, full-bodied and complex, yet smooth and mellow with a distinct character of grain, followed by a hint of dried fruit. ”

Tanqueray® Gin: “In an iconic green bottle, Tanqueray London Dry is a gin of great substance, balance, and aromatic depth.”



“ABSOLUT VODKA.” The official ABSOLUT website. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Mar. 2011.

“Grey Goose®.” Grey Goose®. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Mar. 2011.

“Tanqueray.” Tanqueray Gin. Always Responsibly.. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Mar. 2011.

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