Filthy, Sopping-Wet Martini Recipe

Filthy, Sopping-Wet Martini Recipe

[Photograph: Vicky Wasik]

In this extra-dirty take on the classic martini, we combine equal parts gin and dry vermouth with a generous pour of olive brine. It makes for a mellower cocktail with a salty-smooth and crisp finish: a savory pick-me-upper for gin lovers like me, who can't quite handle the fiery stiffness of its drier cousin.

  • Yield:Makes 1 cocktail
  • Active time: 2 minutes
  • Total time:2 minutes


  • 1 1/2 ounces (45ml) dry gin
  • 1 1/2 ounces (45ml) dry vermouth
  • 3/4 ounce (22ml) olive brine
  • Pitted manzanilla olives, for garnish


  1. 1.

    Combine gin, vermouth, and brine in a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir until well chilled, about 20 seconds, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Add 2 or more olives to garnish and serve.