The Best Dirty Vodka Martini

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Our vodka martini is a fantastic, classic cocktail to mix up and is the perfect way to put that premium vodka you have to use! Stirred not shaken, please!

4 Ingredients For A Dirty Martini

01 Good Quality Vodka

02 Dry Vermouth

03 California Green Olive Juice

04 Green or Black California Olives

Flour Bowl
Flour Bowl

Gin  vs Vodka

Gin Martini

Gin lends a more complex, juniper-influenced flavor profile to a classic martini.

Vodka Martini

Vodka will provide a smoother, simpler taste profile to your martini.

Why is it called a Dirty Martini?

A classic martini is perfectly clear because it only uses clear-colored liquors. However, when you add a splash of California olive juice or brine, it adds a cloudy appearance

Dry Vermouth

It’s a type of fortified wine, blended and infused with different herbs and botanicals.

Shaken or Stirred?

Martinis and any other booze-forward cocktails should be stirred. Shaking adds texture and aeration, changes the mouth-feel and binds ingredients that would readily separate with simple stirring.

Dry vs Wet

A dry martini has less vermouth, and a very dry martini contains little to no vermouth. A wet martini means more vermouth in your cocktail than the standard five-to-one ratio.