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Cocktail Friday: Martinez



It’s Friday and you know what that means, it is time to put away those TPS reports and belly up to the bar for a cocktail. For some of you, that means breaking out your Boston shaker and recipe books, but if you are looking for a great recipe to try then look no further than the Mutineer’s Cocktail Friday.

This week we are featuring a classic cocktail that is considered one of the OG’s of the cocktail world. The Martinez first appeared in Jerry Thomas’s Bartender Guide in the 1880s and is thought (although it is widely disputed) to be the precursor to both the Martini and the Manhattan. This recipe comes to us from Martini (formerly Martini & Rossi) and highlights one their most iconic products, sweet vermouth.

If you haven’t tried a Martinez yet, I highly recommend shaking one (or two) up today to celebrate the weekend. Here is Martini’s version of the Martinez cocktail.

1 oz. Genèver (or substitute gin if Genèver is unavailable)
2 oz. MARTINI Sweet Vermouth
1 dash oranges bitters
2 dashes maraschino liqueur

Stir with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon twist.


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