Pickle Brine Martini

February 16, 2018

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


  • 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


  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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