Dirty Martini

Dirty Martini

So I always thought a Dirty Martini had olive brine in it, but apparently not.  Quite a few recipes said the brine gave the Martini a bitter taste and used lemon peel oil instead?  Here is the way I made it:

Dirty Martini

August 8, 2018
: 5 min
: Easy


  • 1/2 oz Dry Vermouth
  • 3 ounces Gin
  • olives
  • lemon peel
  • Step 1 Pour all ingredients into shaker over ice
  • Step 2 Stir well
  • Step 3 Strain in chilled martini cocktail glass
  • Step 4 Squeeze lemon oil from the lemon peel into glass
  • Step 5 Garnish with olives or lemon peel or both
  • Step 6 Serve straight up or on the rocks

The only martini’s I like are pomegranate ones so I was surprised that this actually tasted pretty good.  Also, I chose to garnish mine with both olives and the lemon peel.

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