i love dirty martinis. i think it is the most fantastic drink you can have. i will order a dirty martini just about any place i go. someone once told me that a certain entertainer likes to do shots of vodka and chase them with pickle juice. while i can’t prove this, the thought of vodka and pickle juice intrigued me and i thought – why not a pickle martini? i’ve never seen one on a drink menu and i only have seen a handful of posts of them online. being a martini lover that i am, i decided to shake one up at my personal bar. I used Claussen’s kosher dill pickles. After a few tests of the Pickletini, this one was the best, hands down.
you will need:
3 oz. vodka
2 oz. pickle juice
dash of vermouth
pickles for garnish
place an ice cube and water in a martini glass and put it in the freezer for a couple of minutes.
fill a shaker half way with ice and add the vodka and pickle juice. shake hard 4 or 5 times.
remove cocktail glass from freezer and empty out the water. before adding the mixture, swirl around a few dashes of vermouth in the martini glass and pour out. add the vodka and pickle juice mixture and garnish with a pickle.
this yields one delicious martini. enjoy 🙂