Basic Jalapeño Martini

Why spice up a classic?

Why not! Think of this basic jalapeño martini recipe as a twist on a basic dirty martini. Instead of olive juice from the jar you substitute the pickled jalapeño juice that you can get from any jar of pickled jalapeños. These are available at nearly every grocery store. Add more or less to control the amount of tang and spice you get in the cocktail.

This is a terrific cocktail to add a twist to a martini party. It tastes great, takes few additional ingredients, and it’s super easy to make. 

Basic Jalapeño Martini Recipe

4.73 from 33 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes


  • 7 counts vodka
  • 1 count pickled jalapeño juice
  • 2 - 3 drops dry vermouth
  • Olives


  • Mix vodka, jalapeño juice, and vermouth in a shaker and cover.
  • Shake vigorously for 5 to 10 seconds.
  • Pour martini in a chilled martini glass.
  • Garnish with olives.


You can get pickled jalapeño juice from any jar of pickled jalapeños that you buy from your local grocer.
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on January 20, 2021 to include new content.
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