Often named "Father of the Martini," this historic recipe is nuanced and well balanced. It emerged in print sometime in the 1860s! The Martinez is rich and aromatic enough for a cold weather night yet floral enough for a hot summer day. It’s a great cocktail for someone that wants something a bit darker in flavor and richness but without brown spirits.
- 1 ½ oz Old Tom gin
- 1 ½ oz sweet vermouth
- Barspoon Maraschino liqueur
- 3 Dashes of Hella Aromatic Bitters
- Orange peel, for garnish
- Fill a mixing glass with ice and add all of your liquid ingredients.
- Stir gently until the outside of the mixing glass is nicely frosted.
- Strain into a coupe and garnish with an expressed orange peel.
- Pro Tip: Keep a stash of coupes in your freezer for extra chilly cocktails.