This week we're re-visiting a recipe for the first time on #MasterofCocktails – The Martinez.
The reason we're doing this is that the first recipe published way back in October was the distinctly modern version. Heavy on the gin, and light on Vermouth. Today we're going back to the old-school, with a 1:1 Gin:Vermouth recipe.
A quick glance in the Savoy Cocktail Book (first published 1930) reveals an exact 1:1 recipe.
And this is where we're going to be going with the drink today. This represents an excuse to get acquainted with the new Martini Gran Lusso too.
You’ll be needing these...
List of Ingredients
35ml St. George Botanivore Gin
35ml Martini Gran Lusso
10ml Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur (or to taste)
2 dashes Dr Adam Elmegirab's Boker's Bitters
Orange Peel (Garnish)
So, without further ado – grab yourself a bottle of Botanivore Gin from St. George Spirits and measure 35ml.
Pop that into a stirring glass, and add 35ml of Martini Gran Lusso.
Next up, 10ml of Luxardo Maraschino. This is quite a lot (I really like it), so feel free to dial this back to 5 if you like, then add this to the stirring glass too.
Finally, 2 dashes of Dr. Adam Elmegirab’s excellent Boker's Bitters.
Chuck in a handful of ice, and give it a stir.
Now strain into a chilled coupette glass from the freezer.
For the garnish, we need to peel a strip of Orange peel.
Don't forget we need to trim any pith from the back of it first. Before:
You can also trim the edges of the peel if you're feeling extra-swanky.
Now express the peel over the glass, and serve. The (original) Martinez.
Remember, if you’re playing along at home be sure to take a pic and tweet it to @MasterOfMalt with #MasterofCocktails, as we’d love to see it! Here’s a delicious Penicillin cocktail that @TimeforWhisky made just last week!
The ingredients we’ll be using next time can be found below. A simple, but effective recipe coming up.
Next week, you’ll be needing these...
Rumbullion! Navy-Strength, Antica Formula Carpano Vermouth, an Orange.