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One of the most classic martinis of all time. Try garnishing with blue cheese stuffed olives!MORE+LESS-

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blue cheese stuffed olives, for garnish if desired

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    Chill a martini glass in the freezer.

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    Stir the liquor, olive brine, and vermouth with ice in a mixing glass.

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    Strain into a chilled martini glass.

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    Garnish with blue cheese stuffed olives, if desired.

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  • When you hear the words “cocktail” and “party” together, you might be intimidated enough to add the words “no” and “way.”But you don’t have to be a pro bartender to mix up some awesome martinis. Trade secret: Many of the drinks served in a martini glass are totally easy to make. Just grab your shaker, get a few simple ingredients from the store, and dish out these cocktails for your next shindig. Oh, and just because you know how easy they are to make, it doesn’t mean your guests have to. They’ll be much more impressed by your bartending skills if you don’t let them in on your little secret.
  • Is this the easiest drink to make in the world? Pretty much. Just pour a splash of vermouth into a martini glass, swirl it around, and dump it out. Then pour some gin in your shaker with loads of ice to get it really cold, and strain it directly into the same glass. Done and done. That’s it—though of course, you’ll want to throw a few olives in for good measure.Now, the way to make your gin martini really stand out is to skip over the better-known varieties of gin in favor of a boutique label. The smaller-brand gins have interesting botanical infusions that make them stand out from the pack. For example, Oxley contains notes that will please the citrus fans in the house, while Right Gin will appeal to those who like a deeper flavor of juniper. Do a little homework, and your guests will be talking for days (and no, not about their hangovers!).
  • After the gazillions of cosmos that the ladies of Sex and the City consumed, the drink has faced a little bit of a backlash. With the show off the air, it’s time to bring this one back into circulation. Why did Carrie and crew like it in the first place? Because it’s simple and tasty—how can you say no to that combo? All you need is two ounces of vodka, one ounce of cranberry juice, one ounce of triple sec, and a dash of lime juice, and you’re good to go. Lest you reignite the cosmopolitan backlash, avoid any conversations that pertain to whether you’re a “Miranda” or a “Charlotte” while you knock back a few of these.
  • If you think your friends won’t be able to avoid bringing up Samantha when the cosmos come out, serve the flirtini instead—it’s also a breeze to make. This drink combines equal pours of pineapple juice and vodka. Mix that up in a shaker, and pour it into a martini glass. Leave a little bit of room at the top of the glass, which you can fill with a nip of Champagne or sparkling wine. The drink wouldn’t be the same without the bubbles, as that’s what gets you in the mood for some flirting. Definitely consume this one in crowd of people who are attractive and single.
  • Ok, this one is a little more complicated, but when you see your guests smile when they take a sip, it will have been worth it. Use two ounces of vodka, half an ounce of Chambord (a purple raspberry liqueur), half an ounce of pineapple juice, and a good squeeze from a lemon. You may not think raspberry and pineapple were meant to be sipped together. Well, one taste of this and you’ll know you were wrong. Keep in mind: You can adjust the recipes for all of these drinks to taste. If you really love Chambord, don’t be afraid to throw in a little extra and cut back on the pineapple. Mixing cocktails is an art, not a science.
  • This is the cocktail for the serious drinkers in the crowd—either those who really like whiskey or those who can’t get over their addiction to Mad Men. It’s just as easy to make as the classic gin martini. Just mix a few ounces of your favorite rye whiskey with a teeny pour of sweet vermouth, and sprinkle in a dash of bitters. Garnish it with a cherry, and you’re set. Just a word to the wise: One Manhattan is a good idea. Two? Well, don’t say we didn’t warn you.Whether you prefer shaken or stirred, here aresome recipes to help you become a mixology rockstar.

Dirty Martini

The Martini is as classic as cocktails get. Everybody knows it, most people have had one, and any good bar worth its salt can make one. But not all Martinis are the same.

The classic Dry Martini is the standard bearer among recipes and variations, but countless riffs take the drink in new directions, from the 50/50 Martini, which combines equals parts gin and dry vermouth, to the Perfect Martini, which splits the vermouth between sweet and dry. There are also countless ’tinis, often sugary, neon-colored drinks served in stemmed glasses that are another category of drink. (For this exercise, those don’t count.) And then you have the savory, beguiling and controversial Dirty Martini.

The Dirty Martini is believed to have originated in 1901, when New York bartender John O’Connor found inspiration in the classic’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. It eventually found favor among drinkers, including President F.D.R., who served and drank them in the White House. Fast forward to modern day, and the cocktail is equally loved and reviled—ordered en masse by thirsty patrons while simultaneously loathed by some bartenders.

But some enterprising bartenders have seen the writing on the wall—people are bewitched by Dirty Martinis—and begun making the drink their own, improving the cocktail with proper techniques and quality ingredients. That includes fresh, refrigerated dry vermouth and artisan olive juice.

The cocktail can be made with gin or vodka. Gin is the classic choice, but by the 1970s, vodka had supplanted its botanical cousin, and it became the regular call in Dirty Martinis. You can choose whichever spirit you prefer, as both do an admirable job.

The Dirty Martini may never touch the classic Dry Martini’s influence or reputation, but you can’t dispute its popularity and significance. What was once a dirty secret is today a go-to order for salt-craving drinkers. And because the Dirty Martini is easy to make, it’s also a great option when drinking at home. Throw in its garnish that doubles as a snack, and there’s just so much to like about this tried-and-true cocktail.


Recipe Summary

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 (10 ounce) can refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • 8 slices Cheddar cheese
  • 32 slices dill pickle

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Place the ground beef in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring to crumble, until no longer pink. Add the onion to the skillet cook and stir until tender. Drain off grease.

Unroll the crescent roll dough on a clean surface. Separate the triangles and then cut each triangle in half diagonally to make 2 smaller triangles. Stack the slices of cheese and cut diagonally into 4 triangles. Place one triangle of cheese onto each triangle of dough. Spoon about a tablespoon of ground beef over the cheese and then top with a slice of pickle. Fold the points of the dough towards the center like a diaper and place on a baking sheet.


Kate Hudson Showed Martha Stewart How to Make the Perfect Dirty Martini&mdashand We&rsquove Got the Recipe

Despite far fewer food festival appearances, fan meet-and-greets, book tours and Snoop hangs IRL, Martha Stewart seems to be living her best life in 2020.

She&aposs mainly been quarantining at her Bedford, New York estate with her master gardener pal Ryan, driver Carlos and housekeeper Elvira and is not retiring her entertaining crown quite yet. In the past 7 months, Stewart has been baking cookies for her quaran-team and neighbors (including Dennis Leary), making frequent livestream stops on a TV tour to promote her 97th(!) cookbook Martha Stewart&aposs Cake Perfection ($21.68, amazon.com) and taking stunning pool selfies. Oh yes, and in July, she launched a new TV show Martha Knows Best that&aposs already embarking on season 2.

In the second episode of the second season of her HGTV show, Stewart followed up an extensive how-to about composting at home with a "down and dirty" demo of how to make martinis with her friend, actress Kate Hudson.

"This show that we&aposre doing is all about dirt, and I understand you like dirty martinis," Stewart says via virtual chat to Hudson.

"The Dirty King is what I call it," Hudson giggles, about her signature martini she shakes up with King St. Vodka, the spirits brand she owns.

While sipping from an on-brand mug that says "Probably Vodka" (psst. we found this for sale on Etsy for $14.99 if you want one too!), Hudson teaches Stewart the perfect ratio to ace her dirty martini recipe.

"It&aposs essentially two to one. It&aposs two ounces vodka, one ounce of the olive brine," Hudson says. "And then I do a teeny teeny bit of vermouth."

Hudson prefers one olive in the cocktail, then an extra side of olives for snacking. (Stewart recommends Spanish Queen Olives or Spanish Manzanilla Olives for her martinis, by the way.)

Stream the whole episode here if you&aposd like all of the dirty details. Cocktails, conversation and environmental conservation? Here for it.


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Dirty Martini Recipe

Favorite Restaurant Drink Recipe

Preparation time:ਃ minutes. Serves 1.

  • 2 1/2 ounce gin or vodka
  • 1/2 ounce dry vermouth
  • 1/2 - 3/4 ounce olive brine to taste
  • 1 or 2 green olives for garnish
  • Pour the gin or vodka and dry vermouth into a mixing glass 
  • Slowly add the olive brine (go easy)
  • Stir
  • Strain into a chilled martini glass
  • Garnish with the olive(s)

Enjoy your Martini Recipe and all the restaurant drink recipes on the website and the company of those you share them with! - Donna

“A man must defend his home, his wife, his children and his Martini."


Historically, martinis were quite wet, with old-school martinis prepared with an almost equal ratio of gin and vermouth. A perfect martini, on the other hand, is made with equal parts dry and sweet vermouth with your vodka or gin.

7 of the Best Dry Vermouths for Every Type of Martini

  • FOR WHEN YOU WANT THE GIN TO SHINE. Dolin Dry Vermouth.
  • FOR A COMPLEX WET MARTINI. Ransom Dry Vermouth.
  • FOR A MARTINI THAT TASTES LIKE A VODKA TONIC. Contratto Vermouth Bianco.
  • FOR A CLASSIC AIRPORT MARTINI. Martini & Rossi Extra Dry.
  • FOR THOSE WHO LOVE DIRTY MARTINIS. Carpano Bianco.

Dirty Martini

The ULTIMATE Dirty Martini - shaken, not stirred - and made with just 2 ingredients! This version combines vodka and olive juice and skips the vermouth for a clean, straightforward flavor you're sure to love!

I'll never forget the first time I tried a Dirty Martini. I was with a friend, who swore they were the best thing ever, and ordered one for both of us. Extra Dirty.

I have to admit. I was a little bit scared. Vodka + olive juice? It's definitely. different. And also THE BEST THING EVER.

Of course, I immediately tried to re-create it at home, and for some reason it never quite tasted the same. Until I finally realized the key to the BEST Dirty Martini is no vermouth!

This recipe couldn't be more simple. just 2 ingredients + ice. and it makes exactly the kind of Dirty Martini we all crave. Extra dirty. yet somehow completely clean in flavor.


Dirty martini

A splash of olive brine makes this vodka martini "dirty". For a cold, crisp drink, chill the glass before serving.

Preparation

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Ingredients

  • 15 ml vermouth
  • 60 ml vodka
  • 15 ml brine from olives or capers (or both)
  • ice cubes
  • 3–4 skewered olives, to garnish
  • 3­–4 caperberries, to garnish

Cook's notes

Oven temperatures are for conventional if using fan-forced (convection), reduce the temperature by 20˚C. | We use Australian tablespoons and cups: 1 teaspoon equals 5 ml 1 tablespoon equals 20 ml 1 cup equals 250 ml. | All herbs are fresh (unless specified) and cups are lightly packed. | All vegetables are medium size and peeled, unless specified. | All eggs are 55-60 g, unless specified.

Instructions

  1. Add vermouth, vodka and brine to a large glass filled with ice. Stir to chill. Using a strainer, pour into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with olives or caperberries.

This recipe is from Richo's Bar Snacks on SBS Food (Channel 33). Stream episodes via SBS On Demand.


How To Make A Perfect Dirty Martini

A perfectly chilled dirty martini may be one of the sexiest drinks one can order, and understanding its history makes this cocktail even more alluring.

Dirty martinis are a classic cocktail favorite.

The current cocktail we know as the dirty martini is likely to have evolved from the Martinez cocktail, which was mentioned by Jerry Thomas in his 1887 Bar-Tender's Guide.

“This drink called for Old Tom gin (an aged version of the spirit), sweet vermouth, maraschino liqueur, and cocktail bitters,” said Anthony Caporale, director of spirits education at the Institute of Culinary Education.

This cocktail recipe will probably feel rather familiar to those who are fans of the Manhattan, though it has nothing in common with a dirty martini.

“Over the next century, the drink moved east from Thomas' California residence, and when it reached cities that had more regular English commerce, the Old Tom gin was replaced with London Dry and the sweet vermouth swapped with dry as well,” said Caporale.

Of course, it was around then that James Bond enters the picture. He famously was known for shaking his martini rather than stirring and less famously preferring a mix of gin and vodka to gin alone. “It was a slippery slope from there for most American consumers, who found both the gin and the vermouth to be less appealing than the glass in which they were served,” said Caporale.

The answer was the dry martini, said Caporale, which confusingly has less dry vermouth than a classic (or wet) martini, while vodka soon completely replaced the highly-botanical (and polarizing) character of gin.

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“Fast forward to the extra dry vodka martini, which has neither vermouth nor gin, and is in essence pure ethanol and water chilled and served with olives,” said Caporale.

Caporale said this led to no flavor to offend, but also none to attract, with the sole exception being the olives and more importantly, their salty brine. “Consumers continued to want the glass but still weren't enjoying the actual liquid enough, and requests came in for more and ever more olives, until some intrepid customer must have told a barkeep, ‘Cut to the chase, just pour some olive brine in there,’” said Caporale.

According to Caporale, that resulted in: “The story of the dirty vodka martini,” which is: “The story of over a century spent systematically removing flavor from a still-classic drink (essentially a Manhattan), and then in desperation adding one the most common and addictive flavoring chemicals in the world: salt,” said Caporale.

Maybe that’s harsh. But for those of us who love the dirty martini just the way it is, there remains several directions to take it!

"As a bartender, as well as a consumer, I have always felt that a dirty gin martini was what the original creators of the dirty martini had in mind the first time they mixed gin and vermouth,” said Jordan Johnson, lead bartender of The Register in Nashville.

The contrast of the dry juniper botanical of the gin against a bright, nuanced olive brine has proven to be a classic pairing. “The beauty and the challenge of this cocktail is that no two guests ever like it quite the same,” said Johnson.

This, said Johnson, makes it a difficult cocktail, but if you have a good basic recipe to lean on, it can make the process that much more attainable.

In Johnson’s go-to dirty martini recipe, the key to balance is knowing how dry your gin is, compared to the saltiness of the olive brine. “Although there is an endless amount of choices,” said Johnson, when picking your cocktail olives, a good rule of thumb to go by is, “you get what you pay for.”

For Johnson, Castelvetrano olives are hands down the best cocktail olive in the world. “A sort of tree to the cocktail experience,” said Johnson. This nuance combined with a dry juniper note from your gin is then easily tied together with the oil from a lemon peel (there is no rule that says you can’t have olives and a twist).

Once you have your go-to recipe down it’s all about the execution.

Stirring is key

“In my mind, stirring a martini is the only way to properly execute this cocktail unless you are a secret agent that needs to keep his wits about him!” said Johnson. Stirring any cocktail will help to not chip your ice, leaving your cocktail that much stronger and less watered down by the time you pour it into your glass.

Chilling glasses

In order to keep your cocktail at the desired temperature longer, it is always handy to have your martini or coupe glass chilled prior to building your cocktail. “This is easily accomplished by storing them in your freezer for 10-15 min or by icing your glass with ice and cold water while you build your martini. Be sure to thoroughly dry out the inside of your martini or coupe glass before pouring the cocktail into it,” said Johnson. Garnish with olives and or a lemon twist and enjoy!

Not only is flavor important on your quest for the perfect martini olive, but don’t forget texture. “I always am looking for a pitted Sicilian if I can find it,” said Matt Landes of Cocktail Academy. They are buttery and won’t overwhelm the cocktail which will already have brine in it.

Ratio is something that’s personal from martini drinker to martini drinker. “Having served some of the biggest names in Hollywood, we’ve found the ideal number to be 2oz/.5oz/.75oz gin to vermouth to brine - it allows the drinker the opportunity to enjoy the earthy notes of the vermouth and punchy brine without overpowering the drink,” said Landes.

Jordan Johnson’s Dirty Martini Recipe

  1. Express lemon peel into mixing glass by gently squeezing and twisting it skin side down.
  2. Pour 0.5 oz. olive brine, 0.5 oz. dry vermouth, and 2 oz. dry Gin into your mixing glass. Add ice to the top and stir until you see the mixing glass sweat.
  3. Taste every 10-15 stirs to make sure you are not over stirring . The cocktail should be a combined flavor with about 70 to 80 presents of the burn of the alcohol still present.
  4. Strain your martini into your chilled glass to keep out unwanted ice chips, garnish to taste, and enjoy!

So what makes a great dirty martini? Well, it’s all about it being one with components and technique the person drinking it, enjoys. That’s true whether it’s gin or vodka, whether it’s with a twist or dirty, or any other martini variant. Or any cocktail or dish! “As with all cocktails, it's only as good as your weakest ingredient, so obviously use the best vodka, but also fresh vermouth (if you’re using it), high quality olives and olive brine, and good quality cubed ice,” said Gareth Evans, Global Brand Ambassador for Absolut Elyx. Use those and you’ll make a great drink.

Avoiding common mistakes

“I’m hesitant to say mistakes are universal because a martini is personal, one person’s dirty martini trash is another’s treasure,” said Evans. However you like your drink! “However, I’ve never met anyone that enjoyed a warm martini, so always stir or shake until it’s absolutely freezing, winter in Narnia, brain numbingly cold,” said Evans.

Setting up your arsenal

When it’s time to gather your materials for making perfect dirty martinis at home, the right ingredients will make a big difference - that’s valid whether you are a vodka or gin fan, or whatever kind of olives you choose to go with! It’s all about what you enjoy!


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