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  • Who the heck invented the dirty martini?

    I would like to slap him.
    I love martini's. I picked up some dirty martinin mix thinking,... Hey it's orange. It'll be fruity, peachy, mangoey, orangy, good. But no. It's like licking a block of salt. Ugh...
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    WHAT the heck is a dirty martini...?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Duncan View Post
      I would like to slap him.
      I love martini's. I picked up some dirty martinin mix thinking,... Hey it's orange. It'll be fruity, peachy, mangoey, orangy, good. But no. It's like licking a block of salt. Ugh...
      Golani : WHAT the heck is a dirty martini...?
      Well for starters if you bought a mix, you're not drinking a dirty martini. A dirty martini is nothing but a normal martini with some olive juice poured in with the olives.
      Gin or Vodka,
      Dry vermouth,
      olive(s)
      olive juice

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      • #4
        Wiki knows all.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martini_(cocktail)

        Dirty martini
        Based on the notion that a cocktail with a fruit garnish can be improved with a bit of the juice of the garnish fruit, a "dirty" martini uses olive brine in place of, or alongside, vermouth. It is also generally garnished with three olives, which emphasize the extra olive essence. Additionally, the term "dusty" martini is a dirty martini that has only a fraction of the usual olive brine.
        Edit: As does Cicero.

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        • #5
          Never saw much sense in pollutin good liquor...

          Of course, the point would 1st require that the liquor was actually good to begin with...


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          • #6
            I don't mind a martini, but i would'nt put olive juice in it
            "The spirit is willing, but the flesh is spongy and bruised"
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            • #7
              I had a dirty martini once.I didn't like it.I like martinis,and I love olives right from the jar.But that was just too much.
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              • #8
                I can't even eat olives anymore after a run in with dirty martinis.

                It was back in 2003 or 2004 when I was leaving 29 Palms to go to Iwakuni. At my going away party I consumed quite a few of these "dirty" martinis.

                I obviously went way overboard with the consumption of alcohol and from what I remember I somehow ended up crashing at a friends house. He put me in his daughters room (partial custody, wasn't in town at the time). Sometime during the night I threw up all over her stuffed animals and all over their bathroom.

                I was way out of line and still feel bad about it to this day. Since then I don't drink much anymore and when I do, that serves as a vivid reminder of the need for moderation in all things.


                As a side note, I am pretty sure karma bit me in the ass for that outburst. When we left for Iwakuni, I asked that same friend to cat sit while we got settled in Japan. My cat got outside and eaten by a coyote... I can't really be mad at him after what I did though...


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                • #9
                  The trick is in not using too much olive juice... And in definitely *not* using a pre-packaged mix.

                  Perfect Dirty Martini
                  Vodka x 3 jiggers
                  Dry Vermouth x 1 splash
                  Olive Juice x 1 splash

                  Shake vigorously over ice.

                  Strain into large Martini glass.

                  Add 3 olives on a cocktail skewer or toothpick. I prefer blue cheese-stuffed olives or vermouth-marinated pimiento-stuffed olives.
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                  • #10
                    Forget the Martini i'll have the gin
                    "The spirit is willing, but the flesh is spongy and bruised"
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                    • #11
                      Hey Doc did ya ever try the olives with the jalapenos in them?
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by jose50 View Post
                        Hey Doc did ya ever try the olives with the jalapenos in them?
                        Not in a Martini... But I have used them in Bloody Mary's... And they're really good as a snack food!

                        Garlic-stuffed olives are also really good in Bloody Mary's too.
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                        • #13
                          I'm with Admiral...all attempts to improve good liquor are a waste of time and energy. Above all, fruits and vegetables should be kept away from honest drinks. Throw some crushed ice into that mess and you've got a Martini Marguerita, a horrible concept.
                          Last edited by Mountain Man; 15 Oct 09, 13:21.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by The Doctor View Post
                            The trick is in not using too much olive juice... And in definitely *not* using a pre-packaged mix.

                            Perfect Dirty Martini
                            Vodka x 3 jiggers
                            Dry Vermouth x 1 splash
                            Olive Juice x 1 splash

                            Shake vigorously over ice.

                            Strain into large Martini glass.

                            Add 3 olives on a cocktail skewer or toothpick. I prefer blue cheese-stuffed olives or vermouth-marinated pimiento-stuffed olives.
                            A shaken Martini will bruise the Gin ( if you've got gin in it) but also helps to water the drink down (alcohol melting the Ice in the shaker)

                            A gentle Stirring will keep it strong but if you're worried about too much 'dirt' use a teaspoon to pull up your olives and on the last ( of 3) let the brine in the spoon go in as well, just make sure your first two olive pulls are dry.
                            Last edited by Arthwys; 15 Oct 09, 13:21. Reason: spelling
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                            • #15
                              ...I prefer my martini to be the traditional one,,,
                              4 oz of a very good dry British gin (Bombay, Beefeater's, Tanqueray, etc)
                              acknowledgement of the dry vermouth bottle on the shelf, (or if less dry a wave of the bottlecap over the gin)
                              add 1 lemon rind shaving
                              shake with cracked ice and strain into a martini stem.
                              repeat as necessary.
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