The Classic Martini + The Dirty Martini

I like to keep ingredients for a few cocktails on hand when we have parties, and I can always quickly whip up a Classic or Dirty Martini for guests on demand. Learn how at SavorySimple.net

This post is a collaboration with Better Homes and Gardens. I was not compensated, but I’d like to note that they sent me a copy of their lovely new magazine, Get Togetheralong with some recipe cards which you can download here!

I like to keep ingredients for a few cocktails on hand when we have parties, and I can always quickly whip up a Classic or Dirty Martini for guests on demand. Learn how at SavorySimple.net

I’m boring when it comes to alcoholic beverages. After battling with severe migraines for years and realizing that alcohol is a trigger, I am overly cautious. I almost always stick with white wine or a few specific cocktails (gin & tonics or classic margaritas are safe standards). However, it’s obviously not all about me, especially when I host a get together. I keep ingredients on hand for several other cocktails when we have parties, and I can always quickly whip up a classic or dirty martini for guests.

I like to keep ingredients for a few cocktails on hand when we have parties, and I can always quickly whip up a Classic or Dirty Martini for guests on demand. Learn how at SavorySimple.net
I like to keep ingredients for a few cocktails on hand when we have parties, and I can always quickly whip up a Classic or Dirty Martini for guests on demand. Learn how at SavorySimple.net

I like to keep ingredients for a few cocktails on hand when we have parties, and I can always quickly whip up a Classic or Dirty Martini for guests on demand. Learn how at SavorySimple.net

This is an incredibly easy drink to prepare, even for beginners. While I tend to prefer something with a bit more acidity, I can definitely understand the appeal of such a classic cocktail. I love olives and their salty brine, so the dirty martini is my top pick out of these two preparations. If you’re hosting a get together, the martini is a timeless, simple option to offer your guests.

The Classic Martini + The Dirty Martini
 
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Serves: 1 drink
Ingredients
for the classic martini
  • 2½ ounces London dry gin or vodka
  • 1 ounce dry vermouth
for the dry martini
  • 2½ ounces London dry gin or vodka
  • 1 ounce dry vermouth
  • ½ ounce olive juice (use the brine from a jar of green olives)
Instructions
to prepare the classic martini
  1. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice and add the gin or vodka, and vermouth. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds to chill the ingredients. Strain into a martini glass.
to prepare the dry martini
  1. Place 1-2 green olives in a martini glass.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice and add the gin or vodka, olive juice, and vermouth. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds to chill the ingredients. Strain into the prepared martini glass.
 

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