Dirty Martini

Dirty Martini

Dirty Martini Recipe

A classic cocktail recipe for a Martini,
made with gin or vodka and vermouth and low in calories.



Also see Alison Espach’s recipe: Mom’s Italian Anise Cookies

AlisonEspachThe Adults begins with a party, and so therefore, martinis. Vodka, vodka, vodka, Emily is always saying. The martini as an upper-crust kind of drink, one that a character in The Adultswould prefer over any other. They love it because it’s a classic, and because it’s low in calories too. Here is a recipe for a Dirty Martini when you and your book club want to party like The Adults (and maybe James Bond).


Dirty Martini

Prep time: 10 minutes

3 ounces gin or vodka
3/4 ounce olive brine
Drop of extra-dry vermouth
1 olive

1. Fill cocktail shaker 3/4 full with ice. Pour in gin or vodka, brine, and vermouth.

2. Shake and strain into chilled martini glass. Drop in olive.

Yield: 1 drink