Classic Martini {Gin or Vodka}

A classic martini served “up and dirty”, shaken, not stirred, and garnished with home stuffed anchovy or blue cheese olives. Use your favorite gin or vodka for this cocktail.


  • 1.5 shots Gin or Vodka
  • Splash extra dry vermouth*
  • 1 tsp. olive brine (opt. if you want a “dirty” martini)
  • Olives**


  1. In shaker filled half full with ice, combine gin, vermouth and olive brine. Shake well and strain into chilled martini glass.
  2. Garnish with olives.


*update:  Lately I’ve been enjoying my dirty vodka martini with less vermouth, just a spritz!

**You can purchase anchovy and blue cheese stuffed olives, or make your own. Purchase large pitted green olives, a can of flat anchovy fillets and your favorite blue cheese and stuff the olives!