A Website Dedicated To The Dirty Martini
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The Dirty Vodka Martini is a vodka martini with olive brine. The addition of olive brine, is what makes it dirty.
Experiment with the amount of olive brine to effect the taste to your liking .
You should also experiment with the vermouth. We like a little less than one ounce.
The measurements below are a good starting point for your experimentation.
The term refers to describe a leisurely and indulgent lunch had by businessmen and executives.
It is a satirical way of saying that fat cat executives have the time and money to leisure over lunch, at least long enough to drink three martinis in excess.
Jimmy Carter uses this term in his 1975 presidential campaign to portray the unfairness in tax laws. He would say that the working class was subsidizing the martini lunch.
3 Ounces Of Vodka
1 Ounce Dry Vermouth
1 Tablespoon Olive Brine
In a shaker combine all ingredients except the olives. Stir or shake for 15 - 30 seconds.. Strain the liquid into a martini glass and try not to let any ice into the glass., Though if shaken sufficiently, some small shards will undoubtedly wind up in the glass.
Garnish with two olives and enjoy!
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For an even cooler look, put them in the freezer for ten minutes before using and you will have an ice cold steel glass for your perfect dirty martini.
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