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A hot and dirty martini garnished with four green olives on a wooden coaster with a small white bowl of extra green olives and a bottle of vodka.

Spicy Hot and Dirty Martini

  • Author: Emily Toshiko
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Stir
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


This spicy hot and dirty martini is an adventurous cocktail, perfect for happy hour! It is a spicy take on the popular dirty martini. This recipe is easily adjustable to your taste preference, and there are several variations available.


Units Scale
  • 2 oz vodka or gin
  • 1/2 oz dry vermouth
  • 1/2 oz olive brine
  • 1-3 dashes of hot sauce
  • 3-4 olives for garnish


  1. Fill a mixing glass with ice about 75% full. 
  2. Add the vodka (or gin), dry vermouth, olive brine and hot sauce to a glass filled with ice. 
  3. Stir for 20 seconds until chilled. 
  4. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with olives.


  • You can use vodka OR gin in this recipe.
  • Martini's are typically stirred so the drink doesn't become bruised or over shaken. If you prefer your martini to be shaken, simply add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake for 20 seconds. 

Keywords: hot and dirty martini