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The Volpi Dirty Martini

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1 Serving
The Volpi Dirty Martini
Difficulty Level
The Volpi Dirty Martini
Active Prep
5 min
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Total Time
5 minutes

We’re not looking to pick a fight amongst martini aficionados. The tried and true deserves every bit of worship. Yet sometimes ‒ perhaps when you feel a little rambunctious, or even a little rebellious ‒ only a briny, steel-cold dirty martini will do. We use giardiniera, the ubiquitous Italian pickled vegetable condiment, to add a touch of heat along with the acid. It’s our dirty little secret, or should we say the Volpi dirty martini.


Fill a martini glass with ice and water to chill. Fill a shaker with ice. Pour in the gin, vermouth and giardiniera brine. Shake well. Dump the ice and water from the martini glass then strain the martini into the glass. Skewer a folded piece of salami then add small pieces of assorted giardiniera (celery, red pepper, carrot and cauliflower) to the skewer. Slip into the cocktail as garnish.

Enjoy your Volpi Dirty Martini! (please drink responsibly)



2 ounces gin

1 teaspoon dry vermouth

2 teaspoons giardiniera brine

Giardiniera, for garnish

1 slice Romano salami, for garnish

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