The Martinez Cocktail Recipe
The Martinez Cocktail is a classic gin cocktail, thought to be the precursor to the martini, but resting somewhere between a Manhattan and a Martini. Its a boozy, complex addition to your happy hour.
- 2 ounces gin I recommend a higher proof gin.
- 1 ounce Sweet Vermouth
- 1/2 ounce Maraschino Liquor I use Luxardo Maraschino Liquor.
- 1 Twist Lemon or Satsuma Peel for Garnish
- 2 Dashes Bitters I use Angostura bitters.
In a large shaker, add ice cubes.
First add gin, then vermouth, then maraschino liquor.
Add dash of bitters.
Stir until you feel the chill spreading up the shaker towards the top.
Strain into a cocktail glass, twist the peel over the drink, and serve.