The Dirt-y Martini

The Dirt-y Martini

The Dirt-y Martini

  • vodka
  • martini
  • Level: Easy
  • Prep:
We've pulled inspiration right from our own garden to put a fresh twist on the classic Dirty Martini. When picking your pickles, think outside of the box. Go for hearty produce with unique flavors like the natural sweetness found in beets or the peppery snap of radish. Swapping out the olive brine for tangy homemade pickle juice brings a complex and earthy flavor to this simple cocktail.

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Tools

  • Mixing glass
  • Bar spoon
  • Jigger

How to Mix

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass full of ice
  2. Stir with a bar spoon to chill
  3. Strain into a chilled martini glass
  4. Garnish with homemade pickles and serve
To make Homemade Pickles, start by selecting a few kinds of hearty produce from your garden or local store. Our favorites are green beans and root vegetables like rainbow carrots and beets. Prepare approximately 6 cups of vegetables by peeling or slicing as needed and place in a large bowl. Bring .5 cup white vinegar, 1 cup apple cider vinegar, 1 tbs salt, 1 tsp mustard seed and 1 cup of sugar to a boil for about 10 minutes or until the sugar has dissolved. Pour pickling liquid over your prepared vegetables,, mix and let sit for up to 2 hours. Equally divide up liquid and veggies into sterilized mason jars, add 2 sprigs of dill to each jar, seal and refrigerate. Your pickles will be ready to eat in 3 days and will keep for up to 2 months.

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