With Love
From Kat

With Love
From Kat

How To Make a Dirty Martini

Soho, NY

If you follow me on IG, you know I’m obsessed with martinis. I always get so many questions asking me for the recipe, so I wanted to share it on here. It’s INSANELY easy and delicious – be prepared to have this be your new favorite cocktail!!!!

Why I Love Dirty Martinis

What I love about a martini, particularly, an extra dirty martini is that they’re so simple, salty, and (relatively) “clean.” “Clean” for cocktail standards, which are often packed full of sugar. Many cocktails contain the max daily recommended serving of sugar in just one small drink! Martinis have zero carbs and are low in calories (for cocktail standards.) Traditionally, martinis have a splash of vermouth in them, but I can’t stand the taste of vermouth. Every bar I’ve gone to as of late no longer adds vermouth which is great, but I usually ask them beforehand just in case! This is just my personal preference, but if you have vermouth and want to add it, of course be my guest ;)

What Makes a GREAT Dirty Martini

There are 3 factors that will differentiate a so-so martini from a GREAT one. They are; the type of vodka you use, the type of olive juice you use, and how cold you make it. When it comes to vodka, I prefer Belvedere because it’s one of the only vodkas that doesn’t give me a hangover and is distilled four times. It’s one of the highest quality vodkas, has won a ton of awards, and is just so dang smooth tasting.

As far as olive juice goes, I have tried 10+ different brands of olive juice and Jeff’s Natural or Mezzetta green Castelvetrano are BY FAR the best. I order it in bulk here! Add an extra splash to your drink if you still taste the vodka/or want it dirtier…PS I usually do! Lastly, be sure to really SHAKE your drink over ice for at least a solid minute. Your hands will freeze, but it will be worth it – trust me!

Dirty Martini Recipe

2 shots of vodka

1 shot of green Castelvetrano olive juice

Shake ingredients for about 1 minute over a small handful of ice in a cocktail shaker, and pour into a martini glass. Some people like to put their martini glass in the freezer beforehand so it’s extra chilled. For garnish, add 3 olives on a toothpick, sit back and ENJOY! *This recipe makes 1 large martini.

PS If you’re looking for a great mocktail – make my delicious Lemon Ginger Slushie!

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Martini glasses  |  Shaker (also love this one)
Green Olives  |  Vodka  |  Toothpicks
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  • Lisa Autumn says:

    Oh I never actually tried one! Sounds delish though!

    Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    March 17, 2020 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      You would love it :)

      March 17, 2020 | Reply
  • Jennifer says:

    Oo! I’ve actually never had a dirty martini before. Thanks for sharing :)

    March 17, 2020 | Reply
  • Patty says:

    Yummm 😋 definitely need this recipe right now!

    March 17, 2020 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Can’t wait to hear what you think!

      March 17, 2020 | Reply
  • Johanna Grahn says:

    OMG so yummie!


    March 18, 2020 | Reply
  • Andrea says:

    I would like to try it asap :D sounds fantastic!

    March 18, 2020 | Reply
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  • Coulla says:

    Doesn’t the olive juice in the jar of olives you recommended finish long before all the olives finish though?

    December 21, 2020 | Reply
  • Brenda Barajas says:

    Thanks for the recipe. Kat!! I might just try it for the holidays.

    December 21, 2020 | Reply
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