• Served in coupe
  • 28% ABV
  • Garnish with Orange twist


New American Bartender's Guide

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Sweet vermouth 4.5cl 1.5oz
Old Tom Gin 4.5cl 1.5oz
Maraschino 0.75cl 0.25oz
Angostura bitters Two dashes
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  1. Add ingredients to mixing glass.
  2. Shake with ice.
  3. Strain into a chilled coupe glass.


This classic recipe first appeared in O.H. Byron’s 1884 Modern Bartenders’ Guide, and is considered something of a bridge between the Manhattan and the Martini (two equally historic cocktails).

Brett Moskowitz has a great writeup of the history of the Martinez at Saveur, and Gin Foundry proposed a couple alternate recipes alongside its history.

Historically, the ratio of gin to sweet vermouth varies, and is something of a template for a crafty bartender: be sure to tinker with it to find your (and its) sweet spot.

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