Pickle & Preserve

Pickle Brine Martini

February 16, 2018
1 Rating
Photo by Julia Gartland
Author Notes

I like a 3 to 2 ratio of floral, botanical gin to bone-dry vermouth, but feel free to adjust—this is all very personal. And if you don't have pickle brine but still want a martini, substitute with green olive or even caper brine. —Emma Laperruque

  • Makes 1 (big!) martini
Ingredients
  • 2 1/4 ounces gin
  • 1 1/2 ounces dry vermouth
  • 1/2 to 3/4 ounces sour pickle brine, to taste
  • 1 cornichon
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Fill a shaker with glass. Add the gin, vermouth, and pickle brine. Shake until very, very cold. Strain into a coupe. Adjust brine to taste. Add cornichon.

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Emma is the food editor at Food52. Before this, she worked a lot of odd jobs, all at the same time. Think: stir-frying noodles on the fly, baking dozens of pastries at 3 a.m., and writing about the history of pie in North Carolina. Now she lives in New Jersey with her husband and their cat, Butter. Stay tuned every Tuesday for Emma's award-winning column, Big Little Recipes (also the cookbook in October 2021!). And see what she's up to on Instagram at @emmalaperruque.

1 Review

Debby July 14, 2019
I sure hope you meant “fill a shaker with ice” and not glass...because it sure sounds like a great drink!