Recipe Details

A nautical journey for your mouth, this sea water martini is a salty alternative to the traditional dirty martini. Hold the olives, add sea grapes.

Spiced Sea Water

  1. In a container, combine tonic, juniper, coriander, fennel, and sea water. Refrigerate overnight.
  2. Strain mixture after flavors have extracted. Hold refrigerated for service.


  1. Fill glass with ice and set aside.
  2. Fill cocktail shaker with ice, 4 ounces spiced sea water, 1 1/2 ounces gin and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
  3. Discard the ice in the prepared glass and strain sea water into the chilled glass.
  4. Garnish with 2 clusters of sea grapes. Serve chilled.


Gin or vodka work equally well in this martini.