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The Martinez cocktail is a drink built with gin, sweet vermouth, maraschino liqueur, and angostura bitters!

Martinez Cocktail Info

It is known that the Martinez appeared in print for the first time in 1884's book "The Modern Bartender's Guide" by O.H. Byron. But with everything in writing, especially recipes, it is still possible that the cocktail was created long before the recipe was published in this book.

The Martinez was again seen in 1887 when it was published in Thomas' posthumously published edition, "The Bar-Tender's Guide". This version calls for Old Tom Gin, a spirit that falls between malty genever and London dry gin.

Other Martinez recipes have called for dry vermouth instead of sweet and even the addition of Curacao. But today! Thomas's recipe is the Martinez we enjoy and served in most bars.

It's fun to experiment with gins. A London dry Gin will give you a more potent drink, and modern gins may have a more pungent citrusy or floral taste, depending on which bottle it is. Old Tom Gin is an excellent choice to keep the recipe as authentic as possible.

The Martinez can be seen as a mix of a Manhattan and a Martini. It's delicious; give it a try!

Martinez

Manhattan + Martini = Martinez

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Course: Cocktail, Drink
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 1 minute
Mix Time: 1 minute
Servings: 1 Serving(s)

Ingredients

  • 45 ml Gin
  • 45 ml Sweet Vermouth
  • 7 ml Maraschino Liqueur
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Instructions

  • Add the ingredients to a mixing glass.
  • Add ice and stir for 30 seconds.
  • Strain into a coupe glass.
  • Serve!

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Nutrition
Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 0.03g | Sodium: 0.5mg | Potassium: 1mg | Sugar: 2g | Iron: 0.02mg
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