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Pickled Martini Recipe

“This is a Dirty Martini, but using pickle juice instead of olive brine – and not too dirty. Dirty Martinis have had a bit of a comeback of late, but this is maybe more restrained and clean in its delivery. The salinity of this vodka makes it the perfect backbone for such a spirit-forward cocktail and the addition of the pickle makes it more authentically Ukrainian (and it’s delicious too). Start with a stirring spoon of pickle juice and then add more if you want it to be a bit punchier – you can always add, but never take away remember” - Millie Milliken

Millie is a multi-award-winning drinks writer who travels the globe to learn about its most traditional, storied and exciting spirits for publications around the world. She is an enthusiastic Martini drinker and is always on the hunt for the best vodkas to add to her revolving recipes.


What you need 


  1. Put your glass in the fridge to chill (for between 30-60 minutes).

  2. Fill your mixing glass just over half with ice and add 70ml vodka, 15ml vermouth and a bar spoon of pickle juice.

  3. Stir clockwise for 20 seconds, check dilution and keep going if you want some more for about 10 or so seconds.

  4. Strain into your chilled glass and drop in your pickle.
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