Dirty Martini Oyster Shooters

A splash of olive brine qualifies this oyster martini shooter shooter recipe as “dirty.” The hit of cocktail sauce stirred into each makes them downright off-color. It’s the best bad influence to cross your lips. Consider yourself warned (and tempted).

Dirty Martini Oyster Shooters (Serves 4)


  • 4 oysters shucked, liquor reserved
  • 4 teaspoons Cocktail Sauce (recipe below)
  • 2 ounces vermouth
  • 6 ounces vodka
  • 2 teaspoons olive juice
  • Olives for garnish

For Cocktail Sauce

  • 4 teaspoons horseradish
  • 4 teaspoons ketchup
  • 1½ teaspoons hot sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning


  1. Combine cocktail sauce ingredients and stir until blended. Set aside.
  2. Take four martini glasses and add a freshly shucked oyster with liquor to each.
  3. Top each oyster with 1 teaspoon of cocktail sauce.
  4. Pour vermouth and vodka into a cocktail shaker with crushed ice. Shake until cold and strain into the four glasses.
  5. Add ½ teaspoon of olive juice to each glass.
  6. Garnish with olives and serve immediately.


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These oyster martinis are bold, briny, and strong. It may not stir your heart, but it will definitely stir your taste buds!
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Johnny Carson said, “Happiness is finding two olives in your martini when you’re hungry.” Imagine his joy if he also found an oyster.

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