The Dirty Martini is an acquired taste—not everyone can handle the salty burst of olive brine or the cocktail’s sheer strength. But those who love the savory cocktail can’t get enough of it. There’s nothing quite as satisfying as this FDR-era classic with its salty tang and silky texture. But perfect as it is, the Dirty Martini is due for a modern update.
So we enlisted Andrew Volk from Portland Hunt & Alpine Club in Portland, Maine, and Ky Belk of El Five in Denver, Colorado, to create their own dirty versions, along with a seaworthy Martini that we here at Supercall think is tops. Grab your mixing glass, chill a coupe and get these Dirty Martini variations on deck for your next dinner party.