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Dirty Martini

dirty martini cocktail
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In 1901, New York bartender John O'Connor found inspiration for the Dirty Martini in the classic Martini's famous olive garnish. First made by muddling the olive into the drink, and later by adding a splash of olive brine, the Dirty Martini took decades to reach a wide fan base. Today, it’s the go-to sipper for salt-craving drinkers.

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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 ounces gin or vodka
  • 1/2 ounce dry vermouth
  • 1/2 ounce olive brine
  • Garnish: 2 to 4 olives

Steps

  1. Add all the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir.

  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

  3. Garnish with 2 to 4 olives, skewered.