Martinez Cocktail
1 cocktail
This recipe is a classic although it seems no one is quite sure of its origins.Many recipes say to use Old Tom gin, which is a little sweeter than most gins, which I couldn’t find in Paris. (Although to be honest, when I need a cocktail, I don’t want to spend too much time tracking down a bottle of liquor.) They likely have it at La Maison du Whisky.) So I stuck with the bottle of Beefeater I had on hand, and it worked just fine.
1 1/2 ounces gin
1 1/2 ounces red (sweet) vermouth)
1 teaspoon Maraschino liqueur
2 dashes orange bitters
orange (or lemon) zest, for garnish
1. Add the gin, sweet vermouth, Maraschino and orange bitters to a mixing glass.
2. Fill the glass partially with ice and stir the drink vigorously for 15 to 20 seconds.
3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Twist a strip of orange zest over the top, drop it in, and serve.