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How do you make a Dirty Martini?

Answer examples and advice for how to answer this interview question for a Bartending interview

Advice
How many different types of martinis do you know how to make? If you're struggling on this one, you may want to spend some time practicing different martini recipes. What makes it dirty? Olive juice!

Some people like their martini real dirty, which means extra olive juice and sometimes extra olives. You will need to be prepared for the variations of martinis, so it may be best to hit up the liquor store and gather your ingredients. Don't forget the olives!

Basic answer example
"A good Dirty Martini is enough to put some hair on one's chest! To make a dirty martini, you need vodka or gin, dry vermouth, and olive juice. Rather than using a shaker, I use a glass filled to the brim with ice. To this glass, I add 2.5 parts vodka (or gin), a half ounce of dry vermouth, and a half ounce of olive juice. I then stir and strain into a chilled martini glass with a 3 olive garnish."
Entry Level answer example
"Dirty Martini's are fun to make! In a shaker with ice, I add 2.5 parts vodka, 1/2 ounce of dry vermouth and a 1/2 ounce of olive juice. Shake, and add to a chilled martini glass with an olive garnish. That's a basic recipe. Some customers prefer even more olive brine!"
Experienced answer example
"Olive brine, olive brine, olive brine! Can you believe I once had a bartender make a dirty martini for me with pickle juice?? It was pretty nasty, but I had to applaud her improvisation. In a glass with ice, I add 2 ounces of vodka or gin, a half ounce of dry vermouth and a little under an ounce of olive brine. I'll stir with a metal stir stick, and strain into a chilled martini glass. Don't forget the olives as a garnish!"

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How do you make a Dirty Martini?
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Gin (or vodka if asked) vermouth and olive juice with olives.
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Gin wity vermouth and olive as garnish.
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2 oz vodka and 1/2 oz olive juice ice shake it up of stirr and serve with olive garnish.
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Gin (or vodka if asked) vermouth and olive juice with olives.
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Put a single ice cube and a small amount of water in a martini and freeze for 2-3 minutes. Meanwhile, mix together 2 oz. Of gin, 1 tbsp. Dry vermouth, 2 tbsp. Of olive juice and olives in a mixer. Mix 3-4 times. Pour into the martini glass, include an olive.
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Vodka, olive juice, garnish with olives.
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Gin, dry vermouth, and olive brine.
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2 counts dry vermouth, 6 counts vodka or gin (customer call) shaken, strained add olive juice and garnish with an olive.
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2 counts dry vermouth, 6 counts vodka, add olive juice and olive garnish.
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Gin, dry vermouth and an olive.
11.
2 oz of vodka 1/2 oz of dry vermouth and 1/2 oz of olive juice and stir it garnish with 2 olives and chilled martini glass.
12.
Vermouth, gin, olive juice, olives for garnish.
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Gin vermouth olive juice and olives.
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Gin, dry vermouth, and olive juice.
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2 1/2 ounces of vodka or gin 1/2 ounce of dry vermouth with a dash of olive juice shaken or stirred into a chilled glass and garnished with olives.
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Vodka vermouth olive juice shaken and pured in a chilled Martini glass garnish with olives.
17.
2 oz of gin or vodka with a teasppon of olive juice.
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1/4 oz dry vermouth and 1 3/4 oz of Gin or Vodka, garnished with an olive.
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Gin, or Vodka, vermouth and olive juice. Shake over ice, strain into martini glass and garnish with cocktail olives.
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Gin (or vodka if asked) vermouth and olive juice with olives.
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A dash of dry vermouth, olive juice,4 oz of Vodka or Gin,Garnished with olives.
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Gin, Vermouth, an olive, and a splash of olive brine.
23.
Vodka, dry vermouth, brine from olive jar and olive.
24.
Every bar has different ways of making certain cocktails, I would find out how the current staff at an establishment make it and then use that recipe.
25.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add vodka, olive brine, and vermouth; shake. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with olives.
26.
2 oz gin or vodka, 1/2 oz olive juice, olive garnish. Can be served on the rocks, or straight up.
27.
Dash of dry vermouth 2 ounces of gin spoon of olive juice.
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Mixing glass, pour dash of vermouth, swirl and dump add `1 3/4 oz vokda/gin, olive juice from squeez bottle 1 oz shake/ strain into martini garnish w/olive.
29.
Shake vodka, vermouth and olive juice with ice and strain, serve with olive garnish.
30.
Gin vodka dry vermouth olive brime and olive.
31.
Ask them if they want it with gin or vodka. fill a shaker with ice, pour in 10ml of dry vermouth to coat the ice. Pour out vermouth. Add 3-4 barspoons of olive brine ad 60ml of preferred booze and stir util cold serve straight up garnish with 2 olives.
32.
Vodka, or gin? Shaken or stirred? 3 ounces of vodka or gin. Olive juice. (Shaken or stirred) Strained into a martini glass for up or over ice for rocks.
33.
2.5 oz Gin or vodka,.5 oz Dry vermouth,.5 oz Olive brine then you add an olive.
34.
Vodka or gin. Olive juice.
35.
2 1/2 oz vodka 3/4oz dry vermouth splash olive juice, stir strain into chilled martini glass.
36.
Vodka, or gin, dry vermouth and olive juice with three olives.
37.
Vodca or gin, put 2oz of gin or vodca, mix with 2oz of olive juice, a splash of dry vermouth.
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Olive juice and choice of vodka or gin.
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Add ice into glass, add 1.5 gin or vodka and .5 vermouth, .5 olive juice. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with olives.
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A Vodka dirty martini is 2 oz vodka, 1/4 oz dry vermouth with a splash of olive juice, shake well and pour into a chilled martini glass and garnish with olive.
41.
Swrl dry vermouth in a chilled martini glass then dump, chill 2 ounces of vodka with 1 ounce of olive juice, garnish with 3 olives.
42.
3oz vodka or gin line inner glass with vermouth splash of olive juice.
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Vodka, dry vermouth, olive juice.
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Vodka or gin, dry vermouth, olives.
45.
Choice of vodka or Gin and olive juice.
46.
Gin vodka dry vermouth olive brine shake and pour into glass.
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I would use a nice crisp vodka, maybe Chase. Then dry vermouth ( I like to use nolly pratt) though kiener lillet is nice with the olive brine. Then depending on preference I would at a bar spoon or two of brine and a small twist of lemon zest. Then stir until the burn has left and the tastes have blendeds, served in a chilled martini glass with an olive.
48.
Vodka/gin, dry vermouth, and olive juice. Garnish with olives.
49.
Dry vermouth, vodka or gin, olive juice.
50.
With gin vermouth and olive brine.
51.
Depends, do they want it straight up or on the rocks? If straight up, you would fill your mixing glass with ice and pour 3oz of gin or vodka and then 1/2oz of olive juice. You then shake or stir it for 10 seconds. Then you would strain it into a chilled cocktail glass that has 3 olives in it.
52.
Vodka, extra dry vermouth and olive juice, shake and doble strain into a cocktail glass.
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2 oz vodka/gin, dash of dry vermouth and olive juice.
54.
Chill a martini glass in a tin ice pour 2 oz of either gin, vodka what the guess likes add 12 oz olive juice.
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Vodka or gin, dry vermouth, and splash of olive juice. Garnish with an olive.
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Two shots of vodka, dry vermouth and olive juice.
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2 ounces vodka or gin 1/2 ounce vermouth olive juice garnish with an olive.
58.
2 ounces vodka or gin 1/2 ounce vermouth and olive juice garnished with a olive.
59.
Gin (or vodka), vermouth, shaken or stirred and olive juice.
60.
2 oz. Gin, 1/4 oz. Dry Vermouth and a Splash of Olive juice and Garnish with Olives.
61.
Gin or vodka, dry vermouth, olive juice, olive garnish.
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10 count vodka usually or gin, and olive juice.
63.
2.5 oz gin or vodka .5 oz vermouth .5 oz olive brine garnish with 2 olives.
64.
Vodka dry vermouth olive juice.
65.
Vodka or gin, olive juice, dry vermouth (optional), Up-shake 10x strain in Martini glass, or build over ice.
66.
1 part dry vermouth, 6 parts gin.
67.
In a chilled cocktail glass 1/8 oz of dry vermouth, 1 3/4 oz of gin (or vodka depending on the customer's liking), and olive juice (how much is also depending on the customer's liking), with several olives as a garnish.
68.
You make it like the regular martini - chill the glass, add a splash of dry Vermouth, but add Olive juice while you're stirring.
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Gin, dry vermouth, olive juice, two olives.
70.
First I would make sure if they want a gin or Vodka martini. I will then add ice to the martini glass to chill it. Add 2 oz of vodka or gin, couple drops of dry vermouth and 3-4 spoons of olive juice gently stir it all together, empty the martini glass and pour it out, garnish with olives.
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Vodka/gin w dry vermouth and olive juice.
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6 ounce vodka or gin, dash of dry vermouth, and ounce of olive brine.
73.
In shaker .Mudul 3 olive. Then add 60 ml gin, fill with ice and stire . Strain in to Martini glass.
74.
Ask on the rocks or straight-up? Ask gin or vodka? Chilled martini or rocks glass filled with ice. Glass mixing cup w/ice, 1/4oz dry vermouth, 1 1/2oz gin or vodka and 1/4oz olive brine. Stir and strain into appropriate glass. Garnish w/3 skewered olives. If straight-up serve seasoned ice in rocks glass w/mini spoon.
75.
2 oz gin 1 tbsp dry vermouth 2 tbsp olive juice 2 olives.
76.
Vodka dry vermouth olive juice olives.
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2 ounces vodka or gin with a splash of olive juice.
78.
Shake desired 1.5 ounces of gin or vodka with a generous splash of olive juice served in a chilled martini glass coated with vermouth and garnish with 2 olives.
79.
Vodka Dry Vermouth Olivine Brine.
80.
Coat the glass with vermouth, dump out the excess, add vodka to ice, strain into martini glass, add olive juice serve garnished with olives.
81.
Vodka, Olive brine, blue cheese stuff olives.
82.
Gin or vodka martini, olive juice.
83.
Vodka, dry vermouth and olive brine.
84.
2 oz gin, 1/2 oz dry vermouth, 1/2 olive juice. Stirred for ten seconds with ice and served in a chilled martini glass, garnished with a few olives.
85.
3oz Vodka and olive brine, shaken.
86.
1shot of vodka, 1/2 shot dry vermouth, olive.
87.
Vermouth, gin, olive juice.
88.
Vodka or gin, dry vermouth, olive.
89.
Chill martini glass, 3 oz vodka (or gin) 3/4 olive juice, coat glass with dry vermouth, shake, strain, 3 olives.
90.
1.5 oz of gin or vodka, olive juice in the shaker along with 3/4 ice and a splash of vermouth. Shaken and strained in a chilled martini glass with three olives.
91.
Chill glass with ice and soda water in mixing cup add dry vermouth vodka and olive juice and stir garnish with olive.
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5 Oz vodka, dry vermouth, olive juice.
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Gin or vodka olive dry vermouth.
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1& 1/2 oz vodka olive juice, shake garnish with2olives.
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Vodka olive brine and olives.
96.
Vodka or gin vermouth olive juice.
97.
Gin marini bianco olive juice lemon juice shake well serve in chilled martini glass garnish with olives.
98.
Vodka, or Gin, dry vermouth, olive juice, olives.
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Kingfisher, Guinness, Indian Pale Ale, Irish Ale.
100.
Chilled the Martini glass with ice, pour into the shaker 2 oz of Grey Goose, Absolute or any fine vodka, 3/4 of olive juice, shake, throw ice from martini glass, pour into martini glass cocktail, put on stirer 2 olives.
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1 1/2 Vodka or gin splash of olive juice with 3 olives.

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