A Dirty Martini is almost always made with vodka, but some prefer gin. The basic recipe is vodka and olive brine.
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2½ oz. vodka
½ oz. olive brine
1 stuffed Spanish Queen olive, for garnish
1. Pour the vodka and olive brine into a mixing glass with ice, cover with a Boston shaker, and shake well for 10 to 15 seconds.
2. Remove the shaker, strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and garnish with an olive.