Filthy Dirty Martini

The Filthy Dirty Martini adds lime to the Dirty Martini, which, in turn is a riff on the Dry Martini. This is where Dry Martinis start to go off-piste and get in the realms of adding stuff because the drinker likes it. Should you be an absolute animal, you can go one further and stuff the olives with blue cheese. Origin is unknown. Drink is worth making.

Filthy Dirty Martini

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Serves: 1
Cooking Time: None


  • 75ml gin
  • 12ml dry vermouth
  • 5ml lime juice
  • 5ml olive brine from the jar (see notes)
  • 2 green olives to garnish



Fill a Martini glass and a mixing glass with ice. Leave the glassware to chill for a moment.


Tip the ice out of the mixing glass. Add the cocktail ingredients, and then refill the glass with fresh ice.


Stir the cocktail in the ice as noiselessly as possible. Stir for just less than 10 seconds to chill the drink and control the dilution. Try not to introduce any air.


Tip the ice out off the Martini glass, and strain the drink into it. Pop in the olives.


Your olives must come in brine. If they are in oil, do not try to make this drink – it will be gross.

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