A friend introduced me recently to the wonderful merits of a classic dirty martini. The basic recipe for a dirty martini includes: vodka, olive brine, dry vermouth, and a green olive garnish (see following).
…though I’ve never been the most keen of basic..recipes. So a few days ago I soaked 6 green olives, a slice of pickled jalapeño, and a slice of pickled beet in about 1.5 cups of Hangar1 vodka. It gives the vodka a lovely blush color!
And this is the recipe I came up with after a few nights of experimentation for my ideal super dirty martini.
Huckleberry Kim’s Super Dirty Martini
- 4 oz. of soaked dirty vodka
- 2 oz. dry vermouth
- 1 oz. olive brine
- olives to garnish (I like 3 olives in my dirty martini because yum.)
Good tips for mixing your drink:
- Vigorously shake the ingredients with ice for no more than 45 seconds; if you’re going to stir, use a large hunk of super cold ice so it doesn’t melt too fast; don’t stir for more than 30 seconds.
- Freeze your martini glass ahead of time to keep it all super cold.
- Use a fine strainer when pouring the drink from the shaker into your glass; lots of olive/pickley gunk should be filtered out 🙂
New favorite Major Lazer jammy; thanks for the share T.
xx, Huckleberry Kim