Dirty Martini Cocktail

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Ingredients

Barware

Martini glass
Measuring jigger
Mixing glass
Bar spoon
Strainer

Flavour Profile

Gentle
Boozy
Sweet
Sour

Nutrition

There are approximately 152 calories in one serving of Dirty Martini Cocktail.

Styles & Flavours

Times, Seasons & Occasions

Dirty Martini Cocktail image

Serve in a

Martini glass

Garnish:

Olive on stick

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled glass.

2 1/12 fl oz Rutte Dry Gin
1/2 fl oz Noilly Prat Extra Dry
1/6 fl oz Olive bitters
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AKA:

F.D.R. Martini after the American president Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Review:

This drink varies from delicious to disgusting, depending on what's making it "Dirty". This is traditionally the liquid from a jar of olives and if using this then you'll need around 7.5ml / 1/4 oz of olive brine. (Beware jars of olives packing in oil as this produces a revolting emulsion). Instead, as indicated in this recipe, I prefer five generous dashes of The Bitter Truth's excellent Olive Bitters.

Variant:

Substitute vodka for gin.

History:

Some attribute the creation of this drink to Roosevelt: the 32nd President was a keen home bartender, although his cocktails were reportedly "horrendous" and there is no evidence that he used olive brine in his Martinis.

Also see our Dry Martini page.

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