75ml Dry Gin
15ml Dry Vermouth
15ml Olive Brine
Add all ingredients to a mixing glass filled with ice and stir for 30 seconds to combine, chill, and dilute the ingredients. Strain into a martini glass.
The amount of olive brine added can vary depending on personal taste but a common saying is that a Dirty Martini can too easily become a “filthy” Martini if too much is added. Therefore, it’s best to start with a modest 15ml serve and adjust upwards to a max of 25ml depending on personal preference.
ABOUT THE DIRTY MARTINI
Believed to have originated in 1901, the Dirty Martini took the original olive garnish and muddled it into the drink to add to the flavour profile. This then led to olive brine being used as a core ingredient rather than just a garnish. From 1970 onwards, the key ingredient switched from Gin to Vodka with both being equally popular in the modern Dirty Martini but for the truly dry texture, it’s best to stick to the classic option of a London Dry Gin.