Dirty Martini

Like so many classic cocktails, the Martini has a long history riddled with more fiction than fact, but the Dirty martini draws no arguments as to its method.

Dirty Martini




  • 50mlVodka

  • 25mlOlive Brine

  • 10mlDry Vermouth

  • 1pieceOlive

2.4 units of alcohol per serve


  • 1 x Ice

  • 1 x Jigger

  • 1 x Knife

  • 1 x Chopping Board


  • Ice

    Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.

  • Pour

    Using a jigger, carefully measure 50ml vodka, 10ml dry vermouth and 25ml olive brine into the shaker.

  • Mix

    Using a bar spoon, stir until well combined.

    With a cocktail strainer, strain into a martini glass.

  • Garnish

    Place a black olive in the drink to garnish.

  • Grab a bite

    Get some grub in before or while you’re drinking – it slows alcohol absorption.

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