Dirty Martini Recipe

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On June 19th, shake up some gin and vermouth with ice and add a lemon twist. It’s World Martini Day! 

This adult beverage has grown to become one of the best-known mixed drinks. A traditional or perfect Martini is made with gin and vermouth, but there's countless variations whether it's espresso, passion fruit or lemon drop!

The Dirty Martini is believed to have originated in 1901, made with salty olive brine. Throw in it's garnish that doubles as a snack, and there’s just so much to like about this tried-and-true cocktail.



  • 2 1/2 ounces gin or vodka

  • 1/2 ounce dry vermouth

  • 1/2 ounce olive brine

  • Garnish: 2 to 4 olives


  1. Add the gin or vodka, vermouth and olive brine to a mixing glass filled with ice and stir until well-chilled.

  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

  3. Garnish with a skewer of olives.