Dirty vodka martinis are a staple at television personality Alex Guarnaschelli’s parties, but she also likes to mix it up from time to time. A floral gin martini made seriously dirty with olives is a great palate opener, she says, but the real secret is adding the brine from the jar of capers in the door in her fridge.

Alex Guarnaschelli
February 2019

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Credit: Charissa Fay

Recipe Summary

total:
10 mins
Yield:
2
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place crushed ice in a cocktail shaker or jar with a lid. Add gin, olive juice, vermouth, and caper brine. Swirl until liquid is cold and sides of shaker have condensation, about 30 seconds. Strain gin mixture evenly into 2 martini glasses. Crack pepper over olives, and add 3 olives to each glass.

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