Old Tom Gin, Sweet vermouth, Maraschino Liqueur, Bitters
1 12ozOld Tom Gin
1 12ozSweet vermouth
14ozMaraschino Liqueur
2dsBitters, Boker's (or angostura)
Stir, strain, cocktail, orange twist
Some recipes call for dashes of Maraschino instead of the 1/4 ounce here. It is better to add sweetness or remove it by altering the Maraschino than the sweet vermouth. The "Martinez Special" as made by Andy Arrington is 3:2 Ransom Old Tom : Carpano Antica, with 1 t Luxardo Maraschino and 2 dashes of Bitter Truth Jerry Thomas Decanter Bitters, and no garnish. The T Martinez, and made by "T" of Bergamot in Somerset, MA is 1 oz each Gin and Carpano Antica, with 1 teaspoon Campari, and a dash each of Regans' Orange and Peychaud's.
Cocktail summary
Created byO.H. Byron, "Modern Bartender's Guide"
AuthenticityAuthentic recipe
ReferenceThe PDT Cocktail Book, pg 173
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Dan on 06/06/2010


Zachary Pearson's picture

And merged the T Martinez into this, with the recipe in the notes as well. I appreciate everyone's understanding in trying to take 6 different Martinez recipes down to 3.

Zachary Pearson's picture

I merged the Martinez Special into the Martinez.. The original eG post is here. Though it wasn't called the Special by Andy Arrington (who made it), it made its way here. The recipe is preserved in the notes section, but with correct attribution on the bitters.

Zachary Pearson's picture

I merged this with the Martinez #2, and reverted it to the original proportions, as per the PDT book.

From other users

The Antica and orange twist dominate, not unhappily. (4 stars)
2:1 vermouth to gin is more historically accurate according to Wondrich. Regan goes 2:1 gin to vermouth making it more of a sweet martini. (4 stars)
Very challenging. Strong coriander flavor from Ransom. Liked it better with some lemon and dilution. (4 stars)

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