Cocktail of the Week: Classic Gin Martinez
For this week’s cocktail, we are going old school. The Martinez is a classic 19th century cocktail comprised of four ingredients that should be included in any well-stocked home bar: gin, sweet vermouth, maraschino liqueur and orange bitters. The Martinez is a drink that begs to be savored, preferably in a darkened room festooned with lots of velvet and with a bluesy refrain playing in the background. There are no frills here–no sugared rims, no floating flowers, just refinement and simplicity in a glass! I was inspired to make this drink after seeing the recipe on Food52 and it is remarkably simple. I used Hayman’s Old Tom gin, Martini & Rossi sweet vermouth, Christiani Maraschino and Scrappy’s Orange Bitters. Now, go put on some good music and put your feet up for a while! Cheers!