How to Make the Perfect Martini

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It’s our belief that every Tomato should know how to make a martini and it’s our mission to educate those who don’t. Midge Maisel enjoys the occasional martini and you can bet your next laugh that she knows how to make one too. That’s why we’ve put together this video on how to make a dirty vodka martini. Thank you and good night.

There are different theories on who invented the martini. One theory is that it evolved from a cocktail called a Martinez in the town of Martinez, California. Others believe it was invented in San Francisco. The original martini was made with gin, but as vodka became more popular vodka martinis came into vogue.

We prefer a straight up dirty martini made with vodka. Here’s our recipe and instructions.



  • 2 1/2 ounces gin or vodka
  • 1/2 ounce dry vermouth
  • 1/2 ounce olive brine
  • Garnish: 2 to 4 olives


  1. Add the gin or vodka, vermouth and olive brine to a mixing glass filled with ice and stir until well-chilled.
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with a skewer of olives.


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