Most cocktail historians agree that the auburn-colored Martinez, made with sweet vermouth and slightly sweet Old Tom gin, was the precursor to the dry gin martini.

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  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces Old Tom gin, preferably Ransom
  • 3/4 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1 teaspoon maraschino liqueur
  • Dash of Angostura bitters
  • Dash of orange bitters
  • 1 lemon twist, for garnish

How to make this recipe

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

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