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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.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Cocktails
Cuisine American
Servings 1 drink
Calories 199 kcal


  • 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.