There’s no denying that interest in the Martini has spiked in recent times — driven in large part by the mass appeal of vodka-laced Dirty Martinis. Gin purists may stick up their noses but a drink this popular is worthy of close examination. Under the microscope of today’s guest, Simon Sebbah, beverage director of New York’s Grand Tour Hospitality, this study leads us into the field of customizing brine, vermouth, and even olives. Listen on to discover Sebbah’s Dirty Martini recipe — and don’t forget to like, review, and subscribe!
Simon Sebbah’s Dirty Martini Recipe
- 2 ½ ounces freezer-cold gin or vodka
- ¼ - ½ ounce salt-adjusted dry vermouth (3 parts water to 1 part brine, salt adjusted to taste)
- Garnish: 1 olive
1. Freezer-cold spirit and vermouth in a mixing glass with ice.
2. Stir (briefly) until cold then strain into a chilled Nick & Nora glass.
3. Garnish with one olive.
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