Continuing our exploration into the world of gin, we’ve been perusing classic gin-based cocktails this week. One dating back to the 1880’s is the Martinez; a smooth and refreshing drink, packed full of herbal aromatics. Usually made by mixing gin, vermouth and bitters with either maraschino liqueur or orange curaçao, this drink is a great alternative to the Martini. We love the combination of the gin’s botanicals with the fruitier notes of the vermouth and sweetness of the maraschino. Here we’ve used Burleigh’s London Dry and garnished with a black cherry, soaked in a rich Kirsch syrup, for a touch of added luxury.

by Tristan Stephenson

50ml Dry London Gin
25ml Martini Rosso Vermouth
5ml Maraschino Liqueur
3 dashes of bitters

Combine ingredients in a shaker.
Stir over ice for just over a minute.
Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with a cherry.


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  1. The Drinking Reader, Our Cocktails Magazine, Tom Jones and Other Weekend Matters | White Collar Wire says:

    March 20th, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    […] the The Cabinet Rooms blog, a recipe for the Martinez, a precursor to the modern […]