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Martinez Cocktail

martinez.jpgTonight's cocktail was from Gary Regan's most excellent "Joy of Mixology" book.

The original version was credited to Jerry Thomas' who in 1863 wrote the Bartenders Guide. In his version the gin was 1 oz and the sweet vermouth was 2 oz. Gary switched the proportions in his version which I like slightly better. Also Gary's version called for Angostura, I used my homemade Hess House Bitters

So the version as pictured:

2oz Plymouth Gin
1oz Sweet Vermouth
.25oz Luxardo Maraschino
2 dashes Hess Bitters

Stir, Up, Twist of Lemon.

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