Dirty Martini Shots

These Dirty Martini Shots are so popular at parties! Just like a regular dirty martini in a shot, perfect for when you want just a taste!

How much do you love a Dirty Martini? we like ’em, a lot. We even have this fun Grilled Dirty Martini recipe for when you’re outside grilling!

Dirty Martini Shots with olives

A Shot Recipe For Parties

These Dirty Martini Shots are really the same as a dirty martini recipe, just in a smaller size. The presentation is awesome for serving at parties, and sometimes people don’t want the whole drink, they just want a little taste.

That’s when shot recipes like this really come in handy. Especially because you can make these vodka shots ahead of time and your guests can grab them as they want them. No need for you to be playing bartender all night!

Ingredients For A Dirty Martini

You can make these dirty martini shots with vodka or gin, depending on how you like your martini. Or you can set these shots out for a party and have a gin version and a vodka version, to see which one your friends like best!

Vodka or Gin: Use a good wuality of either alcohol. Since there aren’t too many ingredients in these shots (or martini recipe) you want them to all taste the best!

Olive Brine: I prefer using olive brine from an actual jar of olives. I’ve tried the brine that you can but in a bottle and I have to say, it’s just not the same flavor.

Water: Just a splash, it’s a good trick my dada taught me to smooth out the flavor of a martini. And it works.

Dirty Martini Shots featured

You’ll need either a 3 or 4 ounce shot glass for these dirty martini shots, they are a little taller and make for a better presentation. Then just garnish with a toothpick and an olive and serve!

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Dirty Martini Shots

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

These fun shots are always a hit at parties! Just right for when you just want a taste, not the whole drink!



  • 4 oz. vodka or gin
  • 1 1/2 oz. olive brine
  • splash of water
  • Olives for garnish


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake well and strain into shot glasses.
  3. Garnish with olives.
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: American

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6 Responses
  1. Acer21

    I love this shot!
    *add a splash of dry vermouth or sweet vermouth (or both for a perfect martini shot). I like to use a bigger shot glass when I add the extra ingredients.

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