Martini, I am your father...
Or not - its origins matter little. Steeped in mystery, with disparate stories of origin spanning continental USA, the Martinez is by some seen as a brother to, and by others father of, the archetypal cocktail – the Martini. Regardless of who begat whom, we have a duo of 19th century cocktail perfection, where the Martinez truly holds its own alongside its more celebrated relative.
In the end, the fog surrounding its genesis is the true story itself.
The Martinez – like the brother of Jesus (or maybe his dad).
Old Tom gin, Maidenii sweet vermouth, maraschino cherry liqueur and Boker's Bitters, aged to perfection for balance across the palate.
Chill in the fridge, serve in a Martini or Nick & Nora glass and garnish with a cherry. Food matches: dried fruit, roasted tree nuts, your favourite dessert.
Double Gold Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2020.
Double Gold Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2021.
Double Gold Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2022.
This hat-trick of Double Gold Medals earns the Martinez a Platinum Medal.