All that glitters is not gold, and sometimes the best things in life aren’t staring you in the face.

The Martinez cocktail recipe might not have a pile of biscuits layered on top, or smoke pouring over the side, but it’s the ultimate drink – impressive in its own way.

Mix up a Martinez cocktail because it has both history and flavour on its side.




  • 50mlLondon Dry Gin

  • 10mlRed Vermouth

  • 5mlDry Vermouth

  • 5mlMaraschino liqueur

  • 1dash(es)Angostura aromatic bitters

  • 1twist(s)Orange peel

2 units of alcohol per serve


  • Coupe glass

  • Bar spoon

  • Ice

  • Knife

  • Strainer

  • Jigger


  • Ice

    Half-fill a glass with cubes of ice.

  • Pour

    Using a jigger, measure 50ml London Dry Gin, 10ml red vermouth, 5ml maraschino liqueur and a dash of angostura aromatic bitters into the glass.

  • Mix

    Place a bar spoon at the bottom of the glass and gently turn to combine all ingredients.

    Pour the liquid through a cocktail strainer or small sieve into a coupe glass that’s been chilled in the fridge. 

  • Garnish

    Using a small knife or vegetable peeler, cut a think piece of peel from one turn of an orange. Place on top of the drink to garnish.

  • Grab a bite

    Get some grub in before or while you’re drinking – it slows alcohol absorption.

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