Martinez

Martinez cocktail

Martinez

In the 1880s, Old Tom gin, a style with quite a bit more sweetness than London dry, was just beginning to gain popularity in America. This is the drink that put it over the top.Laura Sant

In the 1880s, Old Tom gin, a style with quite a bit more sweetness than London dry, was just beginning to gain popularity in America. This is the drink that put it over the top.

Martinez
In the 1880s, Old Tom gin, a style with quite a bit more sweetness than London dry, was just beginning to gain popularity in America. This is the drink that put it over the top.
Yield: makes 1 Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. Old Tom–style gin
  • 1 oz. Italian red vermouth
  • 12 tsp. Luxardo maraschino liqueur
  • 2 dashes bitters (preferably Bitter Truth Aromatic Blend)
  • 1 strip lemon peel
, for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large glass, combine gin, vermouth, maraschino liqueur, bitters, and 2 cups ice. Stir for 15 seconds and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Twist a strip of lemon peel over the top and drop it in.