How to Make a Dirty Martini

There's nothing inappropriate about the dirty martini, despite its suggestive name—it's just the extra olive flavor that spices up this twist on an old standard.

You will need

  • 3 oz. gin (or vodka)
  • 2 tsp. dry white vermouth
  • 1 tsp. olive brine
  • 1 to 3 olives
  • Ice
  • A martini glass
  • A mixing glass or cocktail shaker
  • A long spoon
  • A toothpick

Step 1 Chill glass Chill the martini glass by filling it with ice and water, and set it aside.

Step 2 Fill with ice Fill the mixing glass with ice.

Step 3 Add gin, vermouth, & olive brine Add the gin, vermouth, and olive brine.

Step 4 Stir with spoon Stir with the spoon for about 15 seconds.

Step 5 Empty glass Empty the now-chilled martini glass.

Step 6 Strain drink Strain the drink into the martini glass.

Step 7 Spear olives Spear 1 to 3 olives with the toothpick.

Step 8 Garnish and serve Garnish and serve.