CE Martinez Recipe

Gin, Sweet Vermouth, Maraschino, Bitters
CE Martinez
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.

Ingredients

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.
CE Martinez