|2 fl oz||Rutte Old Simon Genever|
|1 fl oz||Martini Rosso sweet vermouth|
|1⁄4 fl oz||Noilly Prat Extra Dry|
|1⁄4 fl oz||Orange Curaçao liqueur|
|1 dash||Angostura or other aromatic bitters|
Difford's Guide remains free-to-use thanks to the support of the brands in red above.
Medium dry, rounded and superbly complex. Your choice of genever will make or break this fabulous cocktail - choose with care.
It's likely the original Martinez was based on Dutch genever rather than English old tom or dry gin and O. Byron's 1884 The Modern Bartender suggests it would also have had a couple of dashes of both Angostura bitters and orange curaçao. The proportions of vermouth used reflect the sales of French and Italian vermouths in America at the time.
Our Martinez cocktail page provides a detailed history of this style of drink.