The Dirty Jane

New York is a dirty town. And not much is dirtier, or more New York, than the house drink at Jane, a restaurant in the West Village — the Dirty Jane. It’s a pickled martini. Any questions?

The Dirty Jane is a gimmick, and it is also a great cocktail. Part martini, part deli sandwich, it is a vodka martini, no vermouth, with a wedge of pickled green tomato instead of an olive. A splash of the pickle brine makes it ”dirty,” as a splash of olive brine would make it a straight ”dirty martini.” The drink itself is a clear liquid.


  • 2 ounces Ketel One vodka
  • 1 ounce liquid from pickled green tomatoes
  • Thin wedge of a pickled green tomato for garnishing the rim
  • Nutritional Information
    • Nutritional analysis per serving (1 serving)

      137 calories; 0 grams fat; 0 grams saturated fat; 0 grams monounsaturated fat; 0 grams polyunsaturated fat; 1 gram carbohydrates; 0 grams dietary fiber; 1 gram sugars; 0 grams protein; 4 milligrams sodium

    • Note: Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available data.

1 serving


  1. In a shaker filled with ice, combine vodka and pickling liquid. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with tomato wedge.

2 minutes

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