Filthy Martini

"This martini has got umami—and lots of it. It will chill you out, warm you up, and satisfy you with a little snack.” —John
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Filthy Martini

Recipe by John Cusimano

This recipe originally appeared in our Winter/Spring 2021 issue. Get the magazine here


  • 1 Spanish olive, plus a splash of brine
  • 1 cocktail onion, plus a splash of brine
  • 1 cornichon, plus a splash of brine
  • 1 1/2 oz. gin
  • 3/4 oz. dry vermouth


Spear the olive, onion, and cornichon on a cocktail pick. Pour the gin, vermouth, and brines into a cocktail shaker filled with ice; stir until chilled. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with the cocktail pick.