Dry Martini Recipe
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Dirty Martini Recipe – My father’s recipe

Dirty martini recipe – My father, in his younger days, before I was born, was a bartender.

In fact, he was mostly a DJ. That was his first passion: 70’s rock.

But he was – and still is – an excellent bartender.

And we ask him to make us a dry martini at Christmas, Easter, at the beginning of the vacations… in short, every time we can. His dirty martini recipe is superb.

(I think mine is even better, but… you be the judge!)

Here it is.

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Dry Martini Recipe

Martini Dry Recipe – my father’s recipe

Continents & Condiments
Dirty martini recipe ml : try it and leave your comments!
5 from 1 vote
Resting Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 466 kcal


  • A martini glass
  • Japanese style mixing glass (or other glass container of at least 500 ml capacity)
  • Bar Spoon
  • Hawthorne strainer That's what a cocktail strainer is called. Don't use a fine mesh sieve.


  • One jar of pimento-stuffed green olives
  • 180 ml Tanqueray gin or your favorite gin. The only substitute my father accepts: Bombay Sapphire.
  • 30 ml Noilly Prat extra dry vermouth or your favorite extra dry vermouth. My father does not accept any substitute for Noilly Prat.
  • 1 ml of olive brine


Mise en place

  • Place all ingredients and equipment on the work surface.
  • Fill the martini glass with ice cubes and water.
  • Fill mixing glass three-quarters full of ice cubes.


  • Pour gin, vermouth and brine into the mixing glass.
  • Stir with a bar spoon for about 10 seconds.
  • Then, let stand for about 7 minutes. The idea is to let the ice melt and dilute the mixture.
  • Discard the water and ice from the martini glass
  • Pour from the mixing glass into the martini glass using the Hawthorne strainer or use the bar spoon to block the ice and pour very slowly. Don't use a fine mesh sieve.


  • The amount of liquid should almost fill the martini cup.
  • Stick two stuffed olives on a cocktail stick and place in the bottom of the cocktail.
  • (Optional) If the weather is warm, you can add a small ice cube to the cocktail.


If there is more than one glass to fill, use a larger glass container and multiply the recipe quantities.
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