A Classic Cocktail Variation: The Dirty Martini

I know with the variations I usually have a little more fun. Adding in fun flavors and the sort. But with the martini variation, I wanted to showcase how the martini and the dirty martini aren't one in the same. True, it could probably be defined as a classic itself. But, the true origin of the martini is not the dirty martini. And the distinction between the two is quite noticeable. Lucky for you, it only includes one extra ingredient and if you are adding olives to your martini anyway then you have it on hand: olive juice. 


2 oz vodka or gin

1/2 oz dry vermouth

1-3 blue cheese stuffed olives

2 oz olive juice


In a shaker add ingredients and shake well. Top with blue cheese stuffed olives and enjoy!