The classic Martinez cocktail is thought to be a predecessor to the martini but also takes a cue from the Manhattan. Consider it a bridge between the two. This drink first appeared in O.H. Byron’s 1884 Modern Bartenders’ Guide. Here we’re riffing on the classic gin-vermouth-maraschino recipe with a slight tweak to proportions, and we’re adding two kinds of bitters—Angostura and orange—for a spicy, citrus quality that really ties the room together.
|1.5 oz Old Tom Gin|
|1 oz Sweet vermouth|
|.25 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur|
|1 dash Angostura bitters|
|1 dash orange bitters|
Preparation: How to make a CE Martinez
- Stir all ingredients with ice until cold, then strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with an orange peel.