Occasionally this combination of gin, vermouth, maraschino and bitters provides us with a much needed escape. Jerry Thomas described the Martinez as “an Old Tom Gin version of the Manhattan”. Epicures will know it as something of an martini incognito, sadly understated. And, given the Martini, an icon of American culture, the Martinez Cocktail is something of a washed-out memento. That’s not to say it isn’t appreciated, however.
|1 oz gin|
|2 oz dry vermouth|
|2 dashes maraschino liqueur|
|1 dash bitters|
Preparation: How to make a Martinez
- Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with a twist of lemon.