The tastiest variation on the cocktail classic, the dirty martini gets its name from its color, which has a bit of a “dirty” appearance thanks to the added brine from the olive juice. Perfect for sipping while enjoying a hearty meal, this delicious addition to the martini family is the most ideal martini for drinking throughout the day, regardless of the time.

Added brine from the olive juice makes for the drink

Ditty Martini Cocktail by Raul Zelaya

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.

Pour the vodka and olive juice over the ice.

Shake well until chilled and diluted, and strain into a chilled martini glass.

Garnish with a few olives to enhance the brine in the drink.


If you want to make it “extra” dirty, simply double the amount of olive juice in the drink, adding a total of 1 ounce before shaking.

You can use olive juice from a jar of cocktail olives, or purchase a bottle of olive juice in the cocktail section of your grocery store and at specialty stores.

Another nice touch is a tiny bit of fresh lime juice, which lends a hint of tartness that goes perfectly with the drink.