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How to Make the Martinez

Some might not know, but the Martinez cocktail was said to be the precursor to its more popular cousin, the famed Martini, or so the rumor goes. Equal parts gin to sweet vermouth, plus some added maraschino liqueur and bitters – this cocktail is sweeter than our modern palates are used too, but it still had its fans.

The Martinez also originally is served with Old Tim Gin, a gin with added sugar, making it even sweeter. Here we have Jamie Campbell’s recipe, made with G’Vine Gin. He created it while he was their Brand Ambassador! You can hear his story on his Lush Life podcast interview. Try it if you want to sip a little bit of history!

The Martinez, Jamie Campbell

The Martinez

The Martinez is a classic cocktail typically made with gin, sweet vermouth, maraschino liqueur, and aromatic bitters, often garnished with a lemon twist or cherry. It offers a complex and flavorful beverage experience.
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Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Cocktails
Cuisine British
Servings 1
Calories 143 kcal


  • 50 ml Gin
  • 15 ml Red Vermouth
  • 5 ml Maraschino Liqueur
  • 1 Dash Regan’s Orange Bitters


  • Add all ingredients to a mixing glass
  • Stir down over cubed ice
  • Strain into a cocktail glass
  • Garnish with an orange twist


Calories: 143kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 0.01gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 20mgSugar: 2gVitamin A: 0.3IUCalcium: 1mgIron: 0.1mg
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