Potsie's White Trash Dirty Martini

Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 1 min

What makes a classy martini become white trash? A pickled pod of okra instead of an olive, of course. I came up with this 10 years ago when I was out of olives and then noticed a jar of pickled okra in the fridge. A local bar that I frequent began making them for me and now it's very popular there.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 ounces premium vodka (I like Grey Goose)
  • 14 ounce vermouth
  • 12 teaspoon brine (juice from the pickled okra jar)
  • 1 pickled okra, pod


  1. For best results and taste keep vodka in the freezer.
  2. Pour 1/4 oz of vermouth into a frozen martini glass and swirl it around til the inside of the glass has been coated. Discard vermouth.
  3. Combine vodka and brine in a cold shaker glass with ice and shake vigorously.
  4. Strain into the cold martini glass swirled with vermouth.
  5. Place pickled okra pod into glass.
  6. Don't forget to eat the drunken okra pod after you have finished the drink!
  7. Repeat steps 2-6 as often as needed.
Most Helpful

A Wednesday without a martini is like a day without... well, a martini. But I was out of olives, and didn't know what to do. After all, when a martini doesn't have a garnish it's really just a shot of chilled vodka (I skip the Vermouth). But you, Potscrubber, just saved me. I canned pickled okra last fall and needed to use it up. This is perfect, and delish!!! I think I love you.

VenomousKate August 31, 2011

Surfing through for an original martini blend this one caught my eye and that of my Son-in-law. We had the fixing and they were a big hit.

Maeven6 November 20, 2008

This recipe was right on time. I just had to try it. On my last visit to the liquor store, they had home canned Spicy Pickled Okra on the counter by the checkout. I asked my buddy that works there all about it, and he said that several customers had requested it. It is home canned from homegrown Okra, by a lady that lives here in the Florida Panhandle area bout 15 miles south of the AL line. I bought a jar for the next time we have Bloody Mary's, but when I saw this recipe, just had to try it. What a great Martini, the spicy okra gave it some zip, but wasn't overpowering. I will be making these on a regular basis. Thanks for sharing this recipe!!!!

cajunhippiegirl September 21, 2008