While the Dirty Martini may not match the Dry Martini in terms of its legendary status and influence, its popularity and significance cannot be denied. What was once considered a taboo drink has now become a popular choice among those who crave the salty flavor. Additionally, due to its simplicity in preparation, it's a convenient option for home drinking. The olive garnish, which also serves as a snack, adds to the cocktail's appeal. Overall, there are many reasons to appreciate this classic and dependable cocktail.
Add the gin or vodka, vermouth and olive brine to a shaker filled with ice.
Shake for 15–20 seconds until well chilled.
Double strain through fine mesh strainer into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with a skewer of olives.