Dirty Martini

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The Martini is one of the most iconic cocktails ever, below we have . Often made with gin, this drink has been a staple at bars across the world since the 19th century. We like the “dirty” version, with a touch of olive brine.

Dirty Martini Drink Recipes

Ingredients

6 Fluid ounces vodka or gin
1 dash dry vermouth
1 fluid ounce brine from olive jar
4 stuffed green olives

Directions

1. Place an ice cube and a small amount of water in a cocktail glass. Place in freezer for 2 – 3 minutes.

2. Fill a mixer with all ingredients including garnish. Cover and shake hard 3 – 4 times.

3. Remove cocktail glass from freezer, and empty. Strain contents of the mixer into the cocktail glass, include one of the olives, and serve.

History of the Dirty Martini

The origin of the Martini is unclear, but dates back to the late 19th century or early 20th century .

One popular theory suggests it evolved from a cocktail called the Martinez served at the Occidental Hotel in San Francisco sometime in the early 1860s, which people frequented before taking an evening ferry to the nearby town of Martinez. Alternatively, the people of Martinez say the drink was first created by a bartender in their town, or maybe the drink was named after the town. Another theory links the first dry martini to the Knickerbocker Hotel in New York City in and was named after the bartender who created the drink in 1911 or 1912. Either way this is one of our favorite classic drinks.

 

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