Martinez Cocktail

1 ½ oz gin
1 ½ oz Italian vermouth
2 barspoons maraschino liqueur
2 dashes Fee’s orange bitters

stir with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass
Jerry Thomas’ Recipe is as follows:

Martinez Cocktail.
~(Use small bar-glass.)
~Take 1 dash of Boker’s bitters.
~2 dashes of Maraschino.
~ 1 pony of Old Tom gin.
~ 1 wine-glass of Vermouth.
~ 2 small lumps of ice.
Shake up thoroughly, and strain into a large cocktailglass.
Put a quarter of a slice of lemon in the glass, and serve.
If the guest prefers it very sweet, add two dashes of gum syrup.


Picture taken by:
Jamie Boudreau



~ by Jamie Boudreau on November 20, 2006.

10 Responses to “MARTINEZ”

  1. […] no one really knows for sure. Of the many Martinez recipes around, I’ve chosen a version by Jamie Boudreau, which is less vermouth heavy than the original. I’ve seen recipes that use curacao or sugar […]

  2. Thanks Jamie for Martinez! It is my first “great” cocktail probably. I found this post on 2006 and I started to collect my bar and improve my bar-knowledge. And now I offer my version – without orange bitters but with lemon-lime vermouth:

  3. […] information about Martinez on one of my favorite blog Oh, Gosh! (by Jay Hapburn) and, of course, on Spirits And Cocktails (by Jamie […]

  4. […] to mix up a test.  Recollection of Rick’s Martinez comparison yielded my new formulation (the Jamie Boudreau version) and upon sipping discovered that while you should never regret past decisions I regretted […]

  5. […] original recipe is sweeter than modern versions; Spirits and Cocktails has a recipe for a drier version. For other variations, try curacao or absinthe in place of the […]

  6. […] the versions mixed by both Jamie Boudreau and Jay Hepburn match Jason Wilson’s. Rick Stutz of Kaiser Penguin, on a break from his Tiki […]

  7. […] strongly vanilla Carpano vermouth and added a depth of flavor to the overall drink. Inspired by an idea from Jamie Boudreau’s spiritsandcocktails, I then tried Fee’s Orange bitters; this also worked well, and left a delightful, faint […]

  8. […] крепче и суше. Сегодня я хочу начать с версии Мартинеза, в которой уже равные части джина и вермута. Автор […]

  9. […] much better or even worse, this recipe comes from Jamie Boudreau, who doesn&#8217t perform at The Gibson, although I have no thought where he obtained it from. Even […]

  10. Try this: For the sweet vermouth: Punt E Mes, for the bitters: Fee Brothers Aztec Chocolate Bitters(two dashes) and Orange Bitters(one dash), Navy Strength Gin adds a little something to the enterprise as well.

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