The Botanist: Dirty Martini

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Dirty Martini

The ‘Dirty’ Martini is an iconic, if not controversial serve. It is perfect for drinkers who prefer a saltier profile. The olive brine helps the umami notes that can be found in The Botanist shine through. This is a stirred version of the recipe but it is one of the few Martini recipes that some prefer to be shaken.

By: Katie Smith


  • 65ml/2oz The Botanist Islay Dry Gin
  • 15ml/0.5oz Dry vermouth (chilled from the fridge)
  • 10ml/0.4oz Olive brine
  • Classic garnish: Olives


  1. Chill a Nick and Nora glass by filling with ice
  2. Fill a mixing glass with 2/3 good quality ice
  3. Add all the ingredients and stir continuously for at least 30 seconds to allow the ingredients to chill and dilute slightly
  4. Empty the ice out of the glass
  5. Strain into your chilled glass
  6. Garnish with olives


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