Want a sweeter alternative to the Martini? How about a Martinez. Created in and named after the city Martinez in California, it is a delicious blend of gin, sweet vermouth and maraschino liqueur. This recipe makes martinez as it was originally made in the late 1800's.

Martinez Gin Cocktail Origin

The origins of this cocktail are just as unclear as this dark cocktail. Some say that it might have been based on the Dutch genever recipe. Some credit it to bartender Jerry Thomas, who is said to have created the cocktail for a traveling customer. Martinez City, however, credits the cocktail to an unnamed local bartender.

Martinez Gin Cocktail Recipe

Here are the ingredients and steps to make a great Martinez Gin Cocktail

Martinez Gin Cocktail Ingredients

  • 60ml Bright Night Barrel Aged Gin
  • 20ml Sweet vermouth
  • 10ml Maraschino liqueur
  • dash Aromatic bitters
  • Lemon twist
  • How to make Martinez Gin Cocktail

  • Mix Bright Night Gin, sweet vermouth, maraschino liqueur into a mixing glass
  • Add ice and stir well
  • Add a dash of bitters and stir again
  • Strain into a cocktail glass
  • Squeeze the lemon peel on the drink and use it as a garnish
  • Interesting Facts about Martinez Gin Cocktail

  • Another, less known, story of the Martinez's origins is the story of O.H. Byron. It's said that this author wrote about the recipe in The Modern Bartenders' Guide in 1884!
  • Martinez Gin Cocktail Gallery

    Here are some photos of Martinez Gin Cocktail that we took when we made the cocktail ourselves. We would love to see your photos when you make this cocktail. Please tag us at @brightnightgin on instagram, facebook and tiktok if you are sharing your cocktail photos.

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