The instructions for making the Martinez in O. H. Byron's 1884 Modern Bartenders' Guide are brief: "Same as Manhattan, only you substitute gin for whisky."

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  • Servings: makes 1 drink

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  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces Old Tom gin (lightly sweet gin)
  • 1 1/2 ounces Carpano Antica Formula or other sweet vermouth
  • 1/4 ounce maraschino liqueur
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • 1 orange twist, for garnish

How to make this recipe

  1. Fill a pint glass with ice. Add all of the remaining ingredients except the twist and stir well. Strain into a chilled martini glass or coupe and garnish with the orange twist.

Contributed By Photo © Wendell T. Webber Published August 2009

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