Dirty Martini

Nothing starts a Friday night like a nice martini. I like a lot of the fancy specialty martinis you can get at bars, but my favorite is just a classic gin and vermouth mix. I've seen a lot of arguing online about what exactly makes the perfect martini, but in my opinion, the perfect martini is whatever fits your tastes. See my method below.

1. In a shaker, combine 3 oz of gin, a splash of dry vermouth, and lots of ice.

2. Shake! Strain into a martini glass.

3. Add a couple of olives (these are blue-cheese stuffed green olives) and a tiny bit of the olive marinade.

4. Enjoy slowly.


  1. I prefer one with a dash of orange bitters and a twist instead of olives. But to each his own.

  2. you prefer gin over vodka? any specific brand?

  3. I like Beefeater for martinis and Hendricks for other mixed drinks (it's cucumber-infused so it's great with lime). But I'm not above getting whatever is on sale at the liquor store.

  4. Shake! Unless there is tonic water involved...


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