Make Your Own Dirty Hornitini

Dirty Hornitini Cocktail
The Dirty Hornitini uses reposado tequila in the classic dirty martini style. Bill Boch/Photolibrary/Getty Images
  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 serving

There are so many things I like about the Dirty Hornitini. First, the name is just plain fun, and then there is the mix of tequila and olive brine - which is very interesting and almost equal to gin, but not quite.

Basically, this is a twist on both the Tequini and the Dirty Martini and Hornitos Reposado is a great tequila choice. I would, however, suggest cutting the olive juice from that suggested in the recipe - too much olive can be too much. Also, while bitters can often be optional, here they are essential.


  • 2 ounces tequila (Hornitos Reposado Tequila)
  • 1-ounce dry vermouth
  • 1 1/2 ounces olive juice
  • Optional: Dash Angostura orange bitters
  • 1 green olive

Steps to Make It

  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

  2. Garnish with a single olive on a cocktail pick.

Recipe Courtesy: Hornitos Tequila