Pickle Brine Martini

February 16, 2018
1 Ratings
Photo by Julia Gartland
  • Makes 1 (big!) martini
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

What You'll Need
  • 2 1/4 ounces gin
  • 1 1/2 ounces dry vermouth
  • 1/2 to 3/4 ounces sour pickle brine, to taste
  • 1 cornichon
  1. Fill a shaker with ice. 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 was the food editor at Food52. She created the award-winning column, Big Little Recipes, and turned it into a cookbook in 2021. These days, she's a senior editor at Bon Appétit, leading digital cooking coverage. Say hello 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!