Martinez #1 (Original Genever)

Martinez #1  (Original Genever) image

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.

Garnish:

Orange zest twist

Comment:

Medium dry, rounded and superbly complex. Your choice of jenever will make or break this fabulous cocktail - choose with care.

About:

It's likely the original Martinez was based on Dutch jenever 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.

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