“Boozy Fridays presents The Martinez cocktail”
The first known recipe for a Martinez appears in O.H. Byron’s 1884 The Modern Bartender“” where it is listed as a variation to the Manhattan. It is first written stand alone listing in a recipe book appears in Harry Johnson’s 1888 “Bartender’s Manual”.
Many claim that one Julio Richelieu created the drink in 1847 for a gold miner and that the drink is named after the Californian town of Martinez, where that unnamed gold miner enjoyed this libration. The Martinez was initially sweet and very heavy on the vermouth by modern standards.
Mr. Gary Regan, believes that “the Martinez was born of the Manhattan and is the father or perhaps grandfather of the Dry Gin Martini”
1) Simon Difford ‘s Gin- The Bartender’s Bible, 2012, Odd Firm of Sin , London)
2) Gary Regan’s The Joy of Mixology, 2003, Clarkson -Potter, New York)
The Martinez recipe adapted from Jerry Thomas’s 1887 book The Bar-Tender’s Guide , or How to Mix All Kinds of Plain and Fancy Drinks (Gary Regan “The Joy of Mixology)
– 60ml Gin
– 15ml Sweet Vermouth
– 7,5ml Maraschino Liqueur
– 2 dashes Whiskey Barrel – Aged Bitters
– 1 lemon twist , for garnish
Stir and strain in to a chilled cocktail glass. Add the garnish
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