The Martinez


1½ oz Old Tom Gin
1½ oz Sweet Vermouth
¼ oz Maraschino Liqueur
2 Dashes of Aromatic Bitters

What To Do

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir. Strain. Serve with an orange peel garnish. Release oils from the peel and rub around the rim. Drop In. Serve.

A Few Words

The Martinez is acknowledged to have had a huge amount of influence on the modern Martini, though its actual origin is quite hazy. It probably was first invented around 1860-70, but it was first printed in O.H. Byron’s “The Modern Bartender,” in 1884. There are a lot of disparities in the exact recipe of the drink, so this is a cocktail that commonly gets adjusted depending on personal preference. I like to do a 1:1 ratio of gin and sweet vermouth. If you’re new to cocktails and enjoy a Manhattan or Negroni, do yourself a favor and give the Martinez a try. An incredible drink and it deserves a lot of credit to why cocktails are the way they are today. Cheers!