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Shaken Not Stirred

The infamous lines by the legend him self, Mr. James Bond. A phrase that has been repeated in bars and restaurants sense its debut in 1958 and a cocktail that has become as famous as Mr. Bond himself. Even today, 50 years later, restauranteurs name and serve 007’s martinis in honor of the man who made the drinks famous, classy and above all dangerous.

But, what makes a dirty martini? What entices clients to purchase the drink repeatedly night after night? Does the name of the drink draw guests attention in? Or is it the perfectly balanced favor of vodka, vermouth and olive brine that make it perfectly delectable?


One thing is for sure, if you enjoy vodka this classic cocktail has a certain something about it which gives its consumers a sophisticated yet ahead-of-the-times vibe. Many times in todays bars and restaurants, when you see a group of young professionals walk through the bar and one of the friends orders a dirty martini, you better get ready to make many more. A trickle effect will more than likely occur and half will end up ordering the beverage. Its almost as though consumers believe they are seen in a brighter light when drinking a dirty martini with a group, and may slightly feel more mystical when one in hand.

Finding a bartender who can make this libation is with the correct proportions of ingredients, is not as easy as one would think. In fact it seems as though every consumer prefer their dirty martini, just slightly different, one “extra dirty”, one “extra dry” and one may simple want that perfectly balanced cocktail they have come to love. Bartenders are able to play around with the cocktail, adding more or less of the brine, as every consumers has a different palate and distinguish what the standard amount for their cocktail should be.

Our consumers personal favorite seems to be the martini is the “Extra Dirty”. To make sure you are able to serve the classic cocktail, at its best we want to share our recipe with you!


  • 2 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 1/2 ounce dry vermouth
  • 5 teaspoons olive brine

Special Equipment

  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Chilled Martini Glass


1 In cocktail shaker, mix ingredients together over a generous amount of ice. Shake, and then shake some more..
2 Pour mixture into chilled martini glass, garnish with a few olives and sip away!

2017-08-05 00:00:00
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