• Nikki Glekas


There is something so fun about a martini when you are in the mood for a great evening. We all know how to make a classic martini, but today I’m teaching you how to make a Dirty Greek Martini – which is the classic recipe with a Greek twist.

This is a fun drink because you shake it up with a cocktail shaker and pour it into your prettiest martini glass. I love how James Bond-y the whole thing feels, which is why I’m wearing my fancy dress while I make it. To switch things up I use pepperoncini juice instead of classic olive juice. I also stuff the olives with feta for a little extra tang. These two Greek twists give the drink a whole new flavor and cool look, as well.

This is a fun drink to kick off an evening when you have a pretty table set and the lights down low. It also makes for a great cocktail sipper when people are swinging by for a bite before heading out for a fun evening. No matter how you serve it I know you’ll love it – you can’t go wrong with a drink like this one!


This is a great drink for a snazzy night with friends. I give it a Greek twist with feta-stuffed olives and pepperoncini juices instead of olive juice. Cheers!

Makes 1 martini

  • 10 ounces vodka

  • 1 oz pepperoncini juice

  • 3 feta stuffed olives

  • Add the vodka and pepperoncini juice to a cocktail shaker that is filled with ice.

  • Shake the cocktail well, then strain it into a large martini glass.

  • Skewer the olives on a toothpick or skewer. Serve!

Nikki Glekas is the owner of Nikki Glekas Events, a full-service catering and events company located in Stamford, CT. She is currently operating with COVID-safe procedures and is happy to discuss your event and catering needs with you. To discuss further please contact team@nikkiglekasevents.com or call 203.658.8659.

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